Rosh Hashanah Services - Day 1


L’shana Tovah! Please join us as we welcome the New Year 5784 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 for the first day on Saturday, September 16:

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 with musical accompaniment by Maestro Robert Nance.

  • 10 a.m. Reform Service

 All-Congregation Tashlich

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 on Saturday, September 16, 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.

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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!