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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. 

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 $7 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
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Our L'dor Vador and Teacher Appreciation Shabbat Service will be held on Friday, May 6 to celebrate the Jewish wisdom passed from generation to generation. 

Celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israel Independence Day) at an early Shabbat service on Friday, May 13 at 6:15 p.m.

Dr. Atina Grossmann, the keynote speaker at a six-day Symposium to educate tomorrow’s teachers about the Holocaust, will discuss “Women and The Holocaust: Between Perpetrators and Victims” on Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at the Temple in a program open to the public. The Symposium on May 15-20 at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne is co-sponsored by the Temple’s Holocaust Education Committee and IPFW’s Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

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.

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 Shabbat and Shavuot service on Friday, June 10 at 7 p.m. as we also say good-bye to Rabbi Cattapan. A festive Oneg Shabbat follows. 

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

Think Summer, Think Jewish Camp! Registration is open for Goldman Union Camp Institute. Find 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.

Tickets are now on sale for the Temple's Wine Experience Fundraiser on July 14 at Two EE's Winery.

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

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