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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.

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.



Learn About Our New High Holy Days Prayer Book
For the first time in 40 years, the Reform Movement has a new High Holy Days prayer book. In preparation for the Days of Awe in September, Rabbi Cattapan is offering three opportunities to learn more about the machzor. Plan to attend one or more sessions:
  • Tuesday, August 25 at 7:30 a.m. at Fortezza Coffee
  • Thursday, August 27 at noon at Mad Anthony Brewing Company
  • Friday, August 28 following a brief service at 7 p.m. at the Temple.
Please RSVP by Friday, August 21 to the Temple office. Find details about the sessions.

Looking for a way to honor a loved one (or occasion) AND help the Temple? Donate to the Prayer Book Fund to help us purchase a set of High Holy Days prayer books. For each $36 donation, we'll include a bookplate recognizing your gift and the honoree or occasion in one of the congregation's new machzors. Find out more. Find an order form.

Begin the New Year with us: High Holy Days Schedule.
Temple Happenings
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Bark Your Calendar for a new date for Muzzle Tov Shabbat! We'll celebrate our canine friends on Friday, July 31. Join us with or without your dog. 

Catch the TinCaps with our Temple group on Saturday, August 1. Order tickets by July 7 through the Temple office.

Join us for Shabbat worship on Friday evenings during the summer. We'll have a Shabbat morning service and Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, August 8. Visit our calendar for the Shabbat schedule, including an Early Service on Friday, August 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Our Junior Youth Group for students in grades 6-8 will begin the year with a pool party on Sunday, August 9. 

We'll be using a new High Holy Days prayer book this fall. Help us purchase a set for our congregation. Find an order form. A great way to celebrate a simcha or remember a loved one! Join Rabbi Cattapan for three sessions the week of August 24 to learn more about the machzor.

Another great year of Jewish learning for students age 3 through high school begins this fall in our Religious School. Check back soon for registration information. Find highlights from last year in this slide show!

Jennifer Teege, author of My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past, will speak on Monday, August 17 at 7 p.m. at the Allen County Public Library Downtown. The program is sponsored by the Temple's Holocaust Education Committee in partnership with the IPFW Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and the ACPL Genealogy Department.

In the community: Caroline Glick, an award-winning journalist, author, and spokesperson for Israel's security, will speak on "Israel and the Palestinians" on Thursday, August 20 at 6:30 p.m.. at IPFW's Walb Union Classic Ballroom. Sponsored by Congregation B'nai Jacob. 

Dinner Out Friday will follow services on August 21 at Catablu Grille.

FOrTY, our high school youth group, will begin the school year on Saturday, August 29 with a trip to Paige's Crossing.Find out more.

Participate in Prayers for the City on Sunday, August 30.

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

Find the High Holy Days Schedule.

The Jewish community's award-winning 
Thoughtful Thursdays program is seeking donations for its annual Apple Project to help provide fresh fruit for the 86 students who attend Temple Head Start.

Save the date for our 14th Annual Corned Beef on Rye - Sure to Satisfy Fundraiser on October 15, 2015. Helpers are needed on Thursday, August 27 at 10 a.m. to help prepare a large mailing. Find a sandwich order form. Find a sponsorship form.