Rosh Hashanah Services

ALL DAY EVENT

L'shana Tovah! Please join us as we welcome the New Year 5782 as a community, gathering to hear the sound of the shofar and offering prayers for renewal, forgiveness, good health, and peace.

High Holy Days services will be offered both in person and via livestream to allow a choice for members of our extended Temple family to participate in holiday observances in a way that’s most comfortable for them. Please wear a mask when in the building. Please review our COVID Safety Protocols, which include guidelines for those who are not fully vaccinated, as well as a brit (covenantal document) that we kindly ask fully vaccinated members and guests to sign.

Links for online attendance will be sent directly to congregants. Guests are warmly welcome for the holidays. Please contact us at (260) 744-4245 or office@templecav.org for access information for virtual services. 

Our Rosh Hashanah services on Tuesday, September 7: 

  • Traditional services, led by Rabbi Ilan Glazer, our guest clergy for the High Holy Days
    • 8:30 a.m. – Shacharit
    • 10 a.m. Torah service and D’var
    • 11 a.m. Musaf
  • Reform service at 10 a.m., led by Rabbi Meir Bargeron ,  with musical accompaniment by Maestro Robert Nance and Cantorial Soloist Brian Sussman.
  • Noon – All-Congregation Tashlich

The Hebrew word tashlich literally means "You shall cast away."  In the book of Micah (7:18-20) we find the verse: "And you shall cast (tashlich) into the depths of the sea all their sins."  Traditionally, Jewish communities throughout the world have taken Micah's words to heart by gathering on Rosh Hashanah and symbolically casting away their sins by throwing breadcrumbs into a lake, stream or ocean.

Please meet in the lobby to walk as a group to Foster Park (behind the Temple) to the St. Mary’s River. Bread will be provided.

Find the schedule for the second day of Rosh Hashanah.

High Holy Days Sponsors - Please consider being a “sponsor” of Achduth Vesholom’s High Holy Days 5782 with a gift to support our general operations and year-round efforts to ensure a Jewish presence in Northeast Indiana.

Sponsors who donate $54 or more will be recognized in our holiday announcements. To be included in the Rosh Hashanah listing, donations must be received by Tuesday, August 31.

Donations offered in any amount will be greatly appreciated. We’re proud to be one congregation with two worship traditions. Whether your customary gift is through sponsoring aliyot during traditional services or your annual donation contributes to other congregational needs, we value and appreciate your assistance.

We have several ways to give:

  • Donate online to general operations and indicate “in honor of the High Holy Days”
  • Send a check payable to “CAV- The Temple” to sponsor the High Holy Days (5200 Old Mill Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46807)
  • For aliyot during our traditional worship, contact Josh Tourkow at jtourkow@tcrjlaw.com.

Please specify if your donation is in honor or memory of a loved one or occasion.

Thoughtful Thursdays Apple Project - Support our 11th Thoughtful Thursdays Apple Project to help provide a bag of fresh Honeycrisp apples to each of the 72 children who attend Brightpoint Head Start in our building. A tree will be on display at the Temple decorated with paper apples featuring the name of each person who donates $10 or more for the apple project by Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Find out more. 

High Holy Days Food Drive - Find new ways to support this annual mitzvah