Once in 200 years! It's the Northeast Indiana Jewish Bicentennial Weekend
on Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28!
Join us for a community Shabbat service on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation B'nai Jacob
and a Bicentennial Celebration on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Rifkin Campus at 5200. The events are sponsored by Congregation Achduth Vesholom, Congregation B'nai Jacob, and the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne,
with support from the Dr. Harry W. Salon Foundation.
The Shabbat service will be led by Rabbi Lenny and Rabbi Kornspan. Eileen Baitcher will speak about the Indiana Jewish Historical Society
. We will not have a service at the Temple that evening.
On Saturday, find out whether Jews were in Northeast Indiana when - or even before - Indiana became a state in 1816. Todd Pelfrey, the Executive Director of The History Center
, will share anecdotes about our long and impressive history.
The fun-filled celebration begins with Havdalah led by Orin Reynolds, music director of Light of the Nations
. A string quartet from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, including our own Betsy Gephart and David Rezits, will perform, and Temple members Norm & Ronnie Greenberg will offer their own musical selections, too. Festive hors d'oeuvres and desserts, as well as a selection of wines from Indiana and Israel, will be served.