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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.

Member Features
Our Member Spotlight in the March Bulletin features Holocaust Education Committee Chair Rena Black and her efforts to keep the lessons of the Holocaust alive. 

We have new books in the Temple Library to go with many of our adult learning programs, as well as new titles 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.
Temple Happenings
Find out about the new position of Religious School Principal.

Bring your hair spray and show us your big hair! Our annual Purim Service and celebration on Friday, March 6 features "Hair-Shpiel." Wear your costume and bring macaroni and cheese boxes to shake when Haman's name is uttered and then donate the food for a local food bank. We'll nosh hamentashen, too.

Dress up in a three-cornered hat or superhero costume. Choose the moon bounce or Cake Walk. Shoot a basket, aim for a bagel, or bid on a silent auction item. We’ve got something for everyone at the Temple Youth Group’s annual Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 8 from 12:15 to 2 p.m. 

We're offering an Outreach Learning Seder on Wednesday, March 25 for members of the non-Jewish community who want to learn more about Passover.

Passover begins on Friday evening, April 3. Please join us for our congregational Second Seder on Saturday evening, April 4. Find out more. Please make a reservation.

Think Jewish camp! Offer your child a great summer of Jewish friendships, fun and learning at Goldman Union Camp Institute, our regional URJ camp, and Camp Joe Levine, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne. Find out about Camperships.

Sign up for the new Kroger Community Rewards Program to help the Temple. 
Check out other community events.

The Jewish community's Thoughtful Thursdays program is looking for 10 donors to donate $10 each so we can provide a loaf of whole wheat bread, along with peanut butter and jelly, to the 86 students who attend Temple Head Start. (Make checks payable to "CAV-The Temple.")