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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.

Rifkin Campus at 5200 & Madge Rothschild Resource Center
We're very excited about plans for the Madge Rothschild Resource Center to be constructed as part of our Rifkin Campus at 5200 project!  Find out more. Click on the image to see more views.



Think Jewish Summer 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.
Temple Happenings
Our L'dor Vador (Generation to Generation) Shabbat service returns on Friday, May 29. We'll also offer a blessing for students attending a Jewish summer camp and recognize our Religious School teachers and aides.

Join us on Friday, June 5 for Torah Study Special Edition and our "Welcoming Shabbat" Service for members who have joined the Temple in the past two years.

Register for one of two remaining Safe Space Training opportunities. On June 3 at the YWCA Northeast and June 7 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fort Wayne

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne, is hosting its first solo exhibition by a Jewish artist in the museum's history: "Work and Worship:  Recent Paintings and Sculptures" by Tobi Kahn through Sunday, June 7.   Find out more.  

Temple members will gather for the 167th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 10 to elect the Board of Trustees, approve the budget, and find out the latest news about the congregation. We'll also recognize members of our L'dor Vador Legacy Society for making arrangements for a planned gift to the congregation.

Share in a simcha on Friday, June 12 when one of our high school students celebrates his Confirmation and shares thoughts on his recent semester studying in Israel.

Dinner Out Fridays return on June 26 following our Shabbat service. 

Bark Your Calendar for Muzzle Tov Shabbat on Friday, July 17 when we celebrate our canine friends.

Catch the TinCaps with our Temple group on Saturday, August 1. Order tickets by July 3 through the Temple office. 

Save the date for our 14th Annual Corned Beef on Rye - Sure to Satisfy Fundraiser on October 15, 2015.