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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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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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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. 

Under the spiritual leadership of Rabbi Javier E. Cattapan, we offer many opportunities for worship, learning, social actionculture, and friendship. 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 creative and meaningful future.

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.

Please visit our congregation and our beautiful Rifkin Campus at 5200. Find out how to become a member of our Temple family.

Nelson's Port-a-Pit Fundraiser
Thanks to everyone who supported our Nelson's Port-a-Pit chicken sale to benefit the Temple! We have some extra half chickens available at $5 each. They are frozen in packages of two or four half chickens. Please contact the Temple office at 744-4245 to reserve yours while they last. Thanks to Co-Chairs Melissa Kessel and Bonnie Pomerantz.
ROMEOs Pasta Dinner & Desserts Fundraiser

The talented chefs from the ROMEOs (Retired Old Men Eating Out) and their Juliets are hosting an evening featuring a homemade pasta dinner and desserts on Thursday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m. to benefit the Temple. The fundraiser features spaghetti and meatballs, breadsticks, salad, desserts, beverages. Please RSVP by Tuesday, June 14. Find out more. good food and drink, music, dancing, and lots of schmoozing. All are welcome. Find out more.

Temple Happenings
FOrTY, our high school youth group, will end the school year with a cookout on Thursday, May 26.
We'll welcome the newest members of the Jewish community following completion of their conversion studies with Rabbi Cattapan at our Shabbat service on Friday, May 27. Find out more.

Rabbi Cattapan will lead Torah Study on Saturday, May 28 at 9:30 a.m. at his home. Please RSVP to the Temple office.

Micah D. Halpern, a columnist and social and political commentator, will discuss “Making Sense of the Muddy Middle East: An Up-To-Date Analysis of What’s Happening and Why It’s Happening in the Middle East Today” on 
Monday, June 6 at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne's Annual Meeting.

We'll vote on candidates for the Temple's leadership and approve the budget for next year at our Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 8 at 7 p.m. Find out more.

Please join us for our  Shavuot Service on Friday, June 10 at 7 p.m. as we also say good-bye to Rabbi Cattapan. A festive Oneg Shabbat follows. Find out more.

Earlier Shabbat worship will begin on Friday, June 17 at 6:15 p.m. and continue through the summer months. 

Join us for a Pasta Dinner and Desserts Fundraiser on Thursday, June 23 sponsored by the ROMEOs (Retired Old Men Eating Out). Find out more.

Tickets are now on sale for the Temple's Wine Experience Fundraiser on July 14 at Two EE's Winery. Please purchase your tickets by June 7.

Catch the TinCaps with Temple members on Saturday, July 30. Find ticket information.

Think Summer, Think Jewish Camp! Registration is open for Goldman Union Camp InstituteFind out more.

Camp Joe Levine, the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne's summer day camp, is currently registering campers for a fun summer at Fox Island. 

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