Rosh Hashanah - First Day


L’shana Tovah! Please join us as we welcome the New Year 5783 as a community, gathering to hear the sound of the shofar and offering prayers for renewal, forgiveness, good health, and peace.

Join us in person or via livestream on Zoom or YouTube. Guests are warmly welcome. (Contact us at or 260-744-4245 to receive the Zoom link.) 

Our Rosh Hashanah services:

Conservative services, led by Cantor Yael Fischman

  • 8:30 a.m. – Shacharit
  • 10 a.m. Torah service with D’var Torah
  • 11 a.m. Musaf

Reform Service, led by Rabbi Meir Bargeron and Cantor Yvon F. Shore with musical accompaniment by Maestro Robert Nance.

  • 10 a.m. Reform Service

 All-Congregation Tashlich

  • Noon

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.

Join us for Tashlich in a new location on Monday, September 26, following Rosh Hashanah morning services (about noon). Meet in the lobby for directions to on Winchester Road (street address 3900 Old Mill Road). Bread will be provided. No livestreaming will be available.

Under our COVID safety protocols, masks are optional.

Find our full High Holy Days schedule and news

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 onlineand 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!

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 Drive – Find out how you can help