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Share the joy of Shabbat and warmth of Jewish community with us every Friday evening. Explore your spirituality as we pray, learn, and connect.  

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What interests you? Religious School, Adult Education, Social Action, Leadership, Library, Giving, Volunteering, Outreach, Youth Groups, Camp.

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We offer something for everyone! Check our calendar for worship, classes, events, special programs, and more.

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Member Spotlight

Our Temple family includes members with a variety of interests and experiences. Meet a few of them.

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We welcome you to Congregation Achduth Vesholom, where we’ve been building Jewish community since 1848. As Indiana’s oldest Jewish congregation, we have a long tradition of bringing together those who want to share the joy of Judaism. 

Under the spiritual leadership of Rabbi Javier E. Cattapan, we offer many opportunities for worship, learning, social actionculture, and friendship. A charter member of the Union for Reform Judaism, our congregation is warmly open to the traditional riches of the Jewish past, while continuously looking for ways to build a creative and meaningful future.

Our name means "unity and peace." We are truly a family at the Temple. We support one another in times of difficulty, share life’s blessings at times of joy, and work together to bring about tikkun olam, the betterment of the world around us.

Please visit our congregation and our beautiful Rifkin Campus at 5200. Find out how to become a member of our Temple family.

Think Summer, Think Jewish Summer Camp
We're excited to welcome Jeremy Klotz, director of Goldman Union Camp Institute in Zionsville, to the Temple on Sunday, February 7 at 10 a.m. to meet with parents and children to share the latest news about a great summer at GUCI. Find out more. Since 1958, GUCI has provided campers a place to build lifelong friendships, explore Judaism, and have the time of their lives! Watch the video.

In addition to information about GUCI, we'll provide details on Camperships, special discounts to Achduth Vesholom members who register by the end of February, and why Jewish summer camp is so important. The Temple has a long association with GUCI, which is named after Myron J. Goldman, a past president of our congregation. Rabbi Cattapan shares "The Magic of a Camp Shabbat."

Registration is underway for GUCI for children entering 3rd grade through 10th grade, including a two-week Taste of GUCI for first-time campers entering 3rd grade through 6th grade. Find out more. For younger children, the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne's Camp Joe Levine offers a great day camp program at Fox Island. Find out more.
Temple Happenings

Be part of the Jewish community's Thoughtful Thursdays bag assembly team on Wednesday, February 3 at 10 a.m. at the Temple.

We'll meet on Friday, February 5 at 5:30 p.m. for dinner, followed by Torah Study and our Shabbat Torah service. Please RSVP for dinner. Find out more.

Think Summer, Think Jewish Camp! Jeremy Klotz, director of Goldman Union Camp Institute, will visit the Temple on Sunday morning, February 7 to share the latest news about our URJ Camp in Zionsville. Parents are encouraged to attend. Find out more.

Join Rabbi Cattapan for Adult Torah Study when we discuss the weekly portion  on Saturday, February 13.

Registration is open for "Journey Into The World Of Yiddish" with Dr. Lee Roberts, a six-session class beginning Sunday, February 21. Open to Temple members and the community. Find out more.

Hot Topics Shabbat returns on Friday, February 19 at 7 p.m. when we are joined by Jessica Marquardt, Senior Educator/Trainer of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, who will discuss the women's health services offered by the organization and the ramifications of attacks by Congress.

Stroke Prevention, Intervention and Care Workshop on Sunday, March 13 sponsored by the Temple's Adult Education and Caring committees.

The Temple is co-sponsor with IPFW's Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies of Indiana's first Pre-Service Teachers' Symposium on the Holocaust and other genocides. Find out more about the program and how to apply.

Interested in becoming a member of Congregation Achduth Vesholom? Contact the Temple office at (260) 744-4245 for more information.