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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 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.

Madge Rothschild Resource Center
Construction continues on the new Madge Rothschild Resource Center as part of our Rifkin Campus at 5200 project! Members of the Resource Center Committee toured the facility last month with project chairs John Stein and Sally Trotter. Find out more. Meet our Campus Partners.
Installation of Rabbi Lenny Sarko

Join us for Shabbat on Friday, September 16 at 7 p.m. when we celebrate the installation of Rabbi Lenny Sarko as our new spiritual leader. Find out more.

Read about Rabbi Lenny in The News-Sentinel.

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

Shabbat services throughout the summer begin on Friday evenings at 6:15 p.m. and on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. led by Rabbi Lenny Sarko. All are welcome. Please note these special service times: We'll celebrate Shabbat and the Bar Mitzvah of Jared Sagan o
n Saturday, September 3 at 10:30 a.m. Shabbat evening services move to the later time of 7 p.m. beginning Friday, September 9 and continuing through the winter months.

We'll offer a special blessing for Leonard and Rikki Goldstein on Friday, September 9 during our Shabbat service at 7 p.m., followed by an Oneg Shabbat in celebration of their nearly 71 years of membership at Achduth Vesholom as they prepare to relocate from our community. Congratulations, too, to Len for being named by the Indiana Jewish Historical Society as one of the 2016 Hoosier Jewish Legends - A Hall of Fame.

Join us for Shabbat when we celebrate the installation of Rabbi Lenny Sarko, our new spiritual leader, on Friday, September 16 at 7 p.m., followed by a festive Oneg Shabbat. Find out more.

Religious School registration is underway! We're enrolling students age 3 through high school for a great year of Jewish learning. Classes begin on Sunday, September 18. Find enrollment forms.

Our 15th annual Corned Beef on Rye - Sure to Satisfy Fundraiser returns on Thursday, November 3. We'll be assembling a large mailing on Tuesday, August 30. Please plan to help with this fun and financially important event! Find out more.

The Jewish community's Thoughtful Thursdays bag assembly team will start a 7th year assisting Brightpoint Head Start families on Wednesday, September 7 at 10 a.m. Support the group's Apple Project Fundraiser, too.

We'll begin the High Holy Days season on Saturday evening, September 24 with a Selichot Reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by our service when we change the Torah covers to white with the help of our Religious School students. Find our High Holy Days Schedule. Erev Rosh Hashanah begins Sunday, October 2.

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