Community

Our congregation is a community -- K'hillah -- of members. We work together to address the needs and interests of the Temple and its members through social and other events. Check out our calendar, sign up for mah jonggoutreach programs, and committees. We also work toward the betterment of the larger community. Our Thoughtful Thursdays social action project brings together the Jewish community to help the students who attend Head Start at the Temple and their families.

Temple members are urged to contact us if a family member is in the hospital or if other situations arise when the congregation may be of assistance or comfort. Changes in hospital privacy rules prohibit officials from contacting the Temple, so we aren't always aware of situations unless family or friends notify us.

Join Us For Mah Jongg
We're scheduling drop-in games in the Madge Rothschild Resource Center. Please 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.
In The Fort Wayne Community

Events and opportunities of interest to the Fort Wayne Jewish community: 

  • The Temple is one of 16 supporting congregations of Wellspring  congregation of Wellspring Interfaith Social Services. Wellspring offers programs, including Youth After School and Summer Day Camp, Food Bank, parent Club and Older Adult. We also support its food bank. Wellspring brings together people of faith to support and enrich the lives of Fort Wayne’s central city residents.  Visit Wellspring's website for volunteer opportunities. 
  • PFW's Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies promotes public awareness of the Holocaust and other genocides worldwide; encourages and supports scholarship, research, and teaching at Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) about the Holocaust and genocide; and promotes public participation in efforts both to confront contemporary genocide as it occurs and to engage in global genocide prevention efforts.
  • The Temple is part of the Northeast Indiana LGBTQ Coalition, which is comprised of several local and regional organizations with a goal of educating the community on LGBTQ issues, providing support for LGBTQ citizens and bridging the gap in services that exist in our community.
  • Rosh Chodesh Women's Club - The Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne has a Rosh Chodesh group for Jewish women on the first of the month.
Fort Wayne TinCaps Game




Our annual Temple Night at the TinCaps.
Local Jewish History

The Indiana Jewish Historical Society has published Bonds as Strong as Steel: A history of Indiana scrap metal dealers and their families featuring business histories and stories of 19 Indiana families, including many members of Congregation Achduth Vesholom. Many of these scrap businesses are multigenerational and still exist today.

     Temple families in the book published in the summer of 2011 include the Sposeeps, Ruchmans, Warshauers, Lewises, Rifkins, Smiths, Adelmans, O’Neills and Bosells.
      Books are available by contacting the Indiana Jewish Historical Society at 459-6862 or indiana.jhs@frontier.com. The price of the book is $12.50.