Erev Rosh Hashanah Services and Reception

25 Sep @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

L’shana Tovah! Please join us when we welcome the New Year 5783 as a community in a new way, gathering on Erev Rosh Hashanah for the first time with both Reform and Conservative minyanim worshiping together as one congregation.

Rabbi Meir Bargeron will lead the service on Sunday, September 25 at 7:30 p.m., weaving together aspects of both liturgical traditions to inspire new insights during this time of reflection, forgiveness, and renewal.

We are fortunate to have two special guests – Cantor Yvon F. Shore and Cantor Yael Fischman — sharing their voices, with musical accompaniment by Maestro Robert Nance. Ronnie Greenberg also will deliver the President’s address during the service.

Our annual New Year’s Reception will follow, providing an opportunity for our Temple family and guests to share good wishes and enjoy a delicious nosh. Thank you to Amy Krouse for chairing.

Plan to join us in person or via livestream on Zoom or YouTube throughout the Days of Awe. (Contact us at or 260-744-4245 to receive the Zoom link.) 

Under our current COVID safety protocols, masks are optional.

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High Holy Days Sponsors – Please consider being a “sponsor” of Achduth Vesholom’s High Holy Days 5783. Your generous gift will be used for needs during the holidays and beyond, from replenishing the floral fund to assisting with security, music, technology, and congregational events.

Sponsors who donate $54 or more by Friday, September 16 will be recognized in our holiday announcements.

We’re proud to be one congregation with two worship traditions. Whether your customary gift is through sponsoring aliyot during Conservative services or your annual donation contributes to other congregational needs, we value and appreciate your assistance.

We have several ways to give:

  • Donate online and choose “High Holy Days” on the dropdown menu. Please indicate if your gift is “in honor of” or “in memory of” a special person, or celebrates an occasion.
  • For aliyot during our Conservative service, please contact Josh Tourkow at (To donate online, choose “High Holy Days – Aliyot” on the dropdown menu and indicate if your gift is “in honor of” or “in memory of” a special person, or celebrates an occasion.)
  • Send a check payable to “CAV- The Temple” to sponsor the High Holy Days (5200 Old Mill Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46807)

Thank you!

Rosh Hashanah Reception – Please volunteer to help and to bake for the Rosh Hashanah Reception. Baked goods are needed at the Temple no later than Friday, September 23. Items may be put in the freezer, but please mark them for the reception including your name. 

Volunteers are needed to help set up and clean up. Please contact Chair Amy Krouse at to offer your assistance. 

Thoughtful Thursdays Apple Project – Support our 12th Thoughtful Thursdays Apple Project to help provide a bag of fresh Honeycrisp apples to each of the 50 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 Friday, October 7. Find out more. 

 Thoughtful Thursdays is a project of Congregation Achduth Vesholom and the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne. 

High Holy Days Food DriveFind out how you can help