Yom Kippur


G’mar Chatima Tovah (May you be sealed)! We wish you an easy fast.

Please join us for Yom Kippur services for the Day of Atonement on Wednesday, October 5: 

  • Traditional Services – Led by Cantor Yael Fischman, our guest clergy for the High Holy Days
    • 8:30 a.m. Shacharit
    • 10 a.m. Torah, Haftorah, D’var Torah, Yizkor
    • 11:30 a.m. Musaf
    • 6 p.m. Mincha
    • 7 p.m. Neilah
    • 8 p.m. Havdalah
    • Break-the-Fast follows (kindly RSVP)
  • Reform Services – Led by Rabbi Meir Bargeron, with Cantor Yvon Shore and musical accompaniment by Maestro Robert Nance.
    • 10 a.m. Morning Service
    • 2:30 p.m. – Afternoon Learning (Madge Rothschild Resource Center – in-person only)
    • 4 p.m. – Yizkor Memorial Service
    • 5 p.m. – Neilah (Concluding) Service
    • Break-the-Fast follows (kindly RSVP)

High Holy Days services will be offered both in person and via livestream on Zoom and YouTube. Zoom 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 Zoom.

Under our current COVID safety protocols, masks are optional.

Find our full High Holy Days schedule and news

What is Yom Kippur?

Break-the-Fast – The ROMEOs (Retired Old Men Eating Out) are preparing a delicious break-the-fast meal for the congregation following both Reform and Conservative services on Wednesday, October 5. Everyone is invited for Tuna salad, egg salad, bagel, lox, herring in wine sauce, herring in sour cream, kugels, fresh fruit and other delicacies.

Reservations are required to the Temple office at (260) 744-4245 by Wednesday, September 28 so that we can prepare enough food and seating. Thanks to the generosity of the ROMEOs, there is no charge. However, cash donations gladly will be accepted to help offset the costs.

Volunteers are needed to help with set ups and other tasks. Please contact the Temple office to offer your assistance. If you would like to sponsor the sweet wine for Kiddush, please let us know. Thank you to Denny Reynolds for organizing and the ROMEOs for hosting!

Remembering Loved Ones at Memorial Service – If you wish to have a loved one’s name included during memorial services on Yom Kippur, please provide information to the Temple office by Wednesday, September 28. Call us at (260) 744-4245 or email at office@templecav.org.

Join us for memorial services in person or via livestream on Zoom or YouTube on Wednesday, October 5 at 10 a.m. during our Conservative service or 4 p.m. during our Reform service.


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 jtourkow@tcrjlaw.com. (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