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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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Participate

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 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.
Rabbi Lenny Sarko Named Temple's New Spiritual Leader

We're very pleased to announce that Rabbi Lenny Sarko has joined Congregation Achduth Vesholom as our new spiritual leader. Please help us welcome Rabbi Lenny and his wife, Karen, to the Temple! Join us on Friday evenings at 6:15 p.m. for our Shabbat service and for our new Saturday morning service on Saturdays at 10 a.m..
Read about Rabbi Lenny in The News-Sentinel.


Temple Happenings

Begin your weekend with us! Shabbat services throughout the summer will begin on Friday evenings at 6:15 p.m. Join us, too, for our new weekly Shabbat morning service at 10 a.m. led by Rabbi Lenny Sarko. All are welcome.

Catch the TinCaps with Temple members on Saturday, July 30. Contact the Temple office to see if we have any extra tickets.

Religious School registration opens on August 1. Please check back for details.

FOrTY, our high school youth group, will kick off the school year with laser tag and dinner on Sunday, August 7 at 6 p.m. Find out more.

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.

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