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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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18th Annual Corned Beef on Rye - Sure to Satisfy Fundraiser

Savor delicious delicatessen at the Temple's 18th annual Corned Beef on Rye - Sure to Satisfy Fundraiser on Thursday, November 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 5200 Old Mill Road! 

Boxed meals are $15 each when ordered by Friday, October 25. After that date and at the door, meals are $18 each.

Each meal includes a heaping 1/3-pound corned beef sandwich on rye, giant pickle, creamy coleslaw, fudgy brownie, and a drink.

New this year: Hebrew National whole kosher salami (12-oz. size) for $12 each!

Order online or download an order form. We’ve also got additional pounds of corned beef for sale for $18 per pound. Delivery service is available when you order 12 meals or more by Friday, October 25 for $10 per address.

Become a sponsor by donating $100 or more to help underwrite our costs by Friday, October 25. Names of individuals and businesses will be recognized in every meal and on our website, and posted the day of the sale at the Temple.

Volunteer for Corned Beef Prep Night on Wednesday, November 6 or on Deli Day!

Welcome to Congregation Achduth Vesholom

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 Paula Jayne Winnig, 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. Learn about our Religious School.

Visit Our Madge Rothschild Resource Center!
We welcome visitors to the Madge Rothschild Resource Center, home of the Rabbi Richard B. Safran Library and the Goldman Memorial Museum (currently under development). Our Rifkin Campus at 5200 Old Mill Road is home to Congregation Achduth Vesholom, the Madge Rothschild Resource Center, the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne, PFW's Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the Fort Wayne Jewish Cemetery Association, and Brightpoint Head Start. Find out more.
Violins of Hope Coming in November
On November 9-24, the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic will host Violins of Hope, a community-wide collaboration of music, visual art, theater, public conversation, interfaith dialogue, reading, and educational presentations designed to commemorate the DEFIANCE, RESILIENCE, AND LEGACY of those who were affected or silenced by Nazi Germany. Find out more.

Join us for the Violins of Hope Shabbat service on Friday, November 15 at 7 p.m. at the Temple. In addition, Rabbi Winnig will join Bishop Kevin Rhoades for a Jewish-Catholic Prayer Service on Wednesday, November 20 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.
Temple Happenings
Find our latest newsletter. For more information about events, check the Temple calendar. Sign up for mah jongg.

Share the joy of Shabbat with us! Our Sabbath evening service on Fridays begins most weeks at 7:30 p.m. at the Temple. Our lay-led Shabbat morning service begins on Saturdays at 9:15 a.m. Find the calendar for special services and times.

The Jewish community's Thoughtful Thursdays social action program continues its 10th year on November 6 providing twice-monthly bags of food and household items for the 72 students who attend Brightpoint Head Start at the Temple.

Religious School for children age 4 through high school meets regularly. For class or membership information, please contact the Temple office at (260) 744-4245. 

Looking for some good books? The Rabbi Richard B. Safran Library is open whenever the Temple is open. Be part of our Temple Book Club! Our first title was The Garden of Letters and we e-visited with author Alyson Richman.

Bruce Colegrove will present "Strings of Inspiration" and the story of the Women's Orchestra at Auschwitz on Tuesday, October 29 at 7 p.m. at the Temple.

Order now and plan to join us for the Temple's 18th annual Corned Beef on Rye - Sure to Satisfy Fundraiser on Thursday, November 7!

Violins of Hope is coming on November 9-24 to Fort Wayne, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. 

The music of European Reform synagogues in the years leading up to the Holocaust will be highlighted during the Violins of Hope Shabbat service on Friday, November 15 at 7 p.m. at the Temple.

Rabbi Winnig will join Bishop Kevin Rhoades for a Jewish-Catholic Prayer Service on Wednesday, November 20 at 7 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church as part of Violins of Hope programming.

In the community:

The Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society will host Megan Lewis from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to discuss "Finding the Lost: The Basics of Holocaust-related Genealogical Research" on Sunday, November 17 at 2 p.m. at The Genealogy Center at the ACPL. Learn about the Fort Wayne Jewish Families Project.
The Jewish community's Thoughtful Thursdays bag assembly team will meet on Wednesday, January 10 to put together bags of food items for the 66 students who attend Brightpoint Head Start at the Temple.
Sign Up To Play Mah Jongg in the Madge Rothschild Resource Center!
We're scheduling drop-in games in the Madge Rothschild Resource CenterPlease sign up to join us

If you'd like to receive periodic emails about  mah jongg play, please contact the Temple office at office@templecav.org or (260) 744-4245. Find out more about Mah Jongg resources in the Resource Center collection.
Help The Temple When You Buy!
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Bookmark this link so all eligible shopping will benefit Achduth Vesholom Congregation. Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price. Thanks!