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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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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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Light of the Nations Shabbat Service
Begin Memorial Day Weekend with us on Friday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m. when special guest Orin Reynolds incorporates art, music, and creative expression into a unique “Light of the Nations” contemporary Shabbat service.
 
Orin, who grew up at Achduth Vesholom, is the musical director and lead singer/musician for Light of the Nations, which takes a contemporary approach to Jewish worship, adding video, art and text to prayer. The songs are written and composed by Orin and LOTN Founder, artist Bruce David. An Oneg Shabbat follows.
Join us for ROMEOs' Pasta Dinner Fundraiser on Wednesday, June 6
The ROMEOS (Retired Old Men Eating Out) and their Juliets will be back in the kitchen preparing for the group's third Pasta Dinner Fundraiser on Wednesday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. to raise money for the Temple. Join us for a fun evening with delicious food!


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Temple Happenings
Find our latest newsletter. For more information about events, check the Temple calendar.

Share the joy of Shabbat with us at our service on Friday evenings. Find the calendar for special services and times. Our summer worship time moves to 6:15 p.m., beginning Friday, June 1.

We'll celebrate Shavuot and the Confirmation of four students on Friday, May 18.

Light, music, and creativity are part of our Shabbat service on Friday, May 25 when Orin Reynolds, music director of Light of the Nations, joins us for a unique worship experience. Find out more.

Join us for Shabbat on Friday, June 1 at 6:15 p.m. when Kristin Goldberg is called to the Torah in celebration of her conversion to Judaism.

The 
ROMEOS (Retired Old Men Eating Out) will be back in the kitchen preparing for the group's third Pasta Dinner Fundraiser on Wednesday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. to raise money for the Temple. 

Rabbi Lenny's Talmud class meets most Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Check the calendar for dates.

The new Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society will have its first meeting on Sunday, June 10 at 1 p.m. at the Allen County Public Library. Find out more about their efforts and family history resources in the Temple's Rabbi Richard B. Safran Library.

Plan to attend the Temple's 170th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 13 at 7 p.m. when we vote on proposed bylaws changes, learn the latest news about the congregation, and present the William Brosler Award for Outstanding Volunteerism.

Save the date for our 17th annual Corned Beef on Rye - Sure to Satisfy Fundraiser on Thursday, November 8!
The Jewish community's Thoughtful Thursdays bag assembly team will meet on Wednesday, January 10 to put together bags of food items for the 66 students who attend Brightpoint Head Start at the Temple.
The Jewish community's Thoughtful Thursdays bag assembly team will meet on Wednesday, January 10 to put together bags of food items for the 66 students who attend Brightpoint Head Start at the Temple.
The Jewish community's Thoughtful Thursdays bag assembly team will meet on Wednesday, January 10 to put together bags of food items for the 66 students who attend Brightpoint Head Start at the Temple.
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. 

Under the spiritual leadership of Rabbi Lenny Sarko, 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.

Visit Our Madge Rothschild Resource Center!
We welcome visitors to the Madge Rothschild Resource Center, home of the Rabbi Richard B. Safran Library and the Goldman Memorial Museum (currently under development). Our Rifkin Campus at 5200 Old Mill Road is home to Congregation Achduth Vesholom, the Madge Rothschild Resource Center, the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne, IPFW's Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the Fort Wayne Jewish Cemetery Association, and Brightpoint Head Start. Find out more.
Sign Up To Play Mah Jongg in the Madge Rothschild Resource Center!
We're scheduling drop-in games in the Madge Rothschild Resource Center on Sunday mornings, Thursday afternoons, and Monday evenings. Please sign up to join us

If you'd like to receive periodic emails about  mah jongg play, please contact the Temple office at office@templecav.org or (260) 744-4245. Find out more about Mah Jongg resources in the Resource Center collection.