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Worship

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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Participate

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

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Calendar

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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Welcome

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, whether through worship, learning, social action, culture, or friendship.

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.

Under the spiritual leadership of Rabbi Javier E. Cattapan, we welcome all to our congregation and our beautiful Rifkin Campus at 5200.

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 creating and meaningful future.

Temple Happenings
Celebrate Consecration with our kindergarten students on Friday, January 30. 

Think Jewish summer camp! Goldman Union Camp Institute's Assist Director Rachel Waldorf will visit on February 1.

Religious School students will celebrate Tu Bishvat on Sunday, February 8 at the Botanical Conservatory. All congregants are welcome. 

A six-session class on Yiddish Culture and Language begins on Sunday, February 15.

Sign up for the new Kroger Community Rewards Program to help the Temple.

Home Shabbat returns on Friday, February 20. No Service at the Temple.

Our next Learning Havdalah on Jewish family history research will be Saturday, February 21.

Safe Space Training will be offered on February 23. Check out other community events in January and February.
Member Features
Our Religious School theme for the year is Shomrei Adamah - Keepers of the Earth. This month in our Member Spotlight, we highlight Janet & Andy Katz, who are building a "green" home in southwest Fort Wayne. 

We have quite a few new books in the Temple Library that were donated by our members through our Friends of the Library program. We invite you to learn about some of them by reading reviews from our members. Check out the list of new books, too.

The Jewish community's Thoughtful Thursdays program is collecting donations of tissues during the winter to help the 86 students who attend Temple Head Start.