Erev Rosh Hashanah Services and Reception

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

L’shana Tovah! Please join us when we welcome the New Year 5784 as a community, gathering on Erev Rosh Hashanah with both Reform and Conservative minyanim worshiping together as one congregation.

Rabbi Meir Bargeron will lead the service on Friday, September 15 at 7:30 p.m., weaving together aspects of both liturgical traditions to inspire new insights during this time of reflection, forgiveness, and renewal. He’ll be joined by Cantor Yael Fischman, who returns as our guest clergy for a second year to lead Conservative worship on the first and second days of Rosh Hashanah and the Day of Atonement.

Maestro Robert Nance will join us throughout the holidays for evening and Reform services. Hazemir at some services throughout the holidays.

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

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

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High Holy Days Sponsors – Please consider being a “sponsor” of Achduth Vesholom’s High Holy Days 5784. 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 Tuesday, September 5 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 Thursday, September 14. 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. Thank you to Dawn Hammond and Amy Krouse for co-chairing!

High Holy Days Food DriveFind out how you can help

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