High Holy Days 5780 (2019)

L’shana Tovah! Please join us at Congregation Achduth Vesholom for the High Holy Days season to come together for the first time with two worship traditions!

Our New Year 5780 begins with expanded options at the Temple. We’ll offer Reform and traditional services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Selichot, Tashlich, Sukkot, and Simchat Torah will be celebrated jointly. Please review the new schedule carefully because customary dates and times may be different. Visit our calendar for complete details.

Reform services will be led by Rabbi Paula Jayne Winnig, Achduth Vesholom’s new spiritual leader. She will be joined by Cantor Yvon F. Shore, Director of Liturgical Arts and Music at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, with accompaniment by Maestro Robert Nance. The Temple’s Hazemir Choir will sing at evening services and Yizkor.

Traditional worship will be led by Cantor Michael J. Small.

Plan to join us at the Temple! Please check back for further information.

  • SelichotSaturday, September 21 at 8:15 p.m. – Begin the holiday season together with Havdalah, help change the Torah covers, and observe Selichot

  • Rosh Hashanah – Monday, September 30
    • 8:30 a.m. – Traditional service
    • 10 a.m. - Reform service
    • Tashlich together after morning services

  • Rosh Hashanah – Second Day – Tuesday, October 1
    • 8:30 a.m. – Traditional service

  • Cemetery ServicesSunday, October 6
    • 1 p.m. at Lindenwood Cemetery
    • 2:30 p.m. at Fort Wayne Jewish Cemetery

  • Erev Yom Kippur Services – Tuesday, October 8
    • Traditional Services - Minchah at 7 p.m. and Kol Nidre at 7:15 p.m.
    • Reform Service - 8 p.m.

    • Traditional Services
      • 8:30 a.m. - Shacharit
      • 11 a.m. - Yizkor
      • 5:15 p.m. - Minchah
      • 6:30 p.m. – Ne’ilah
      • 7:30 p.m. – Ma’ariv
      • 8 p.m. – Havdalah
      • Break-the-Fast follows Havdalah – Please make a reservation by Wednesday, October 2 for the meal hosted by the ROMEOs.

    • Reform Services
      • 10 a.m. - Morning Service
      • 3 p.m. – Afternoon Service
      • 4 p.m. – Yizkor Memorial Service
      • 5 p.m. – Neilah (Concluding) Service
      • Break-the-Fast follows Nei’lah – Please make a reservation by Wednesday, October 2 for the meal hosted by the ROMEOs.

  • Sukkot
  • Simchat Torah Service – Tuesday, October 22 – Celebrate together with dinner at 6 p.m. and service at 7 p.m.
The Jewish holidays and traditions provide an opportunity for a comforting sense of community and continuity as we gather to celebrate the High Holy Days and festivals.

All are welcome to join us for worship services for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Simchat Torah. In addition, we mark the New Year with an erev Rosh Hashanah Reception and end the Days of Awe with a congregational break-the-fast meal. We commemorate Hanukkah with a special service and Passover with a congregational Second Seder. Our Shavuot service usually is held in conjunction with Confirmation of our 10th grade students.

Please see the Temple calendar for specific times and details. If you have further questions, contact the Temple office at 744-4245.