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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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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.

Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945
The Temple is proud to be one of the local sponsors for Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945, a traveling exhibition from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum tracing the sinister path from prejudice to persecution of homosexuals in Nazi Germany now on display at Artlink through November 5. An opening reception sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne is planned for Monday, September 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Auer Center ArtsLab. Find a full schedule of lectures and films.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum exhibitions program is supported in part by the Lester Robbins and Sheila Johnson Robbins Travel and Special Exhibitions Fund established in 1990. In addition to the Temple, the exhibit is sponsored locally by the Jewish Federation, Artlink, IPFW's Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and the Dr. Harry W. Salon Foundation.
13th Annual Corned Beef on Rye - Sure to Satisfy Fundraiser
Savor delicious delicatessen at the Temple's 13th Annual Corned Beef on Rye Fundraiser returning on Thursday, October 30.
New this year, in addition to our traditional boxed meals, you can order extra pounds of corned beef, loaves of rye bread, whole pickles and brownies. Find an order form.
Become a sponsor. Volunteer to help.
Happening at the Temple
Torah Study with Rabbi Cattapan continues on Saturday, October 25 with a focus on the History of Early Israel. 

Our first Learning Havdalah of the year on Saturday, October 25 will focus on "Remembering The Lost Tribes."  

Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity's first Interfaith Build.

We will not have a service at the Temple on Friday, October 31 so we may celebrate Shabbat B'Yachad as a community at Congregation B'nai Jacob.

Become a Friend of the Library. Celebrate Jewish Book Month at our "Library Shabbat" on Friday, November 7.

Indiana University's Hooshir Jewish A Cappella group joins us on Friday, November 14 for Shabbat. 

Safe Space Training is available for Temple members who want to become affirming allies of the LGBTQ community.

Join us for a musical Shabbat on Friday, November 21 when we honor Maestro Robert Nance and our Professional Choir.

The Temple is hosting the community-wide Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Tuesday, November 25.

Get ready for the first candle on Tuesday, December 16 by shopping the Temple Gift Shop's Hanukkah Sale. Or purchase an Entertainment Book online to benefit the Temple.