Kol Nidre Services


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

Yom Kippur services begin on Wednesday, September 15.  

  • Traditional services begin at 7 p.m. with Mincha, followed by Kol Nidre at 7:30 p.m., led by Rabbi Ilan Glazer, our guest clergy for the High Holy Days.
  • Reform services begin at 8 p.m., led by Rabbi Meir Bargeron, with musical accompaniment by Maestro Robert Nance and Cantorial Soloist Brian Sussman. Cellist David Rezits will play Kol Nidre.

Find the schedule for the Day of Atonement and Break-the-Fast on Thursday, September 15.

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. What is Yom Kippur?

Break-the-fastThe ROMEOs (Retired Old Men Eating Out) are preparing a delicious break-the-fast meal for the congregation following both Reform and traditional services on Thursday, September 16. 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 Thursday, September 9 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.

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 Yom Kippur listing, donations must be received by Thursday, September 9.

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