Yom Kippur Services


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 Monday, September 25: 

  • Conservative Services – Led by Cantor Yael Fischman, our guest clergy for the High Holy Days
    • 8:30 a.m. Shacharit Service
    • 10 a.m. – Torah, Haftorah, D’var Torah, Yizkor
    • 11:30 a.m. Musaf
    • 2:30 p.m. Afternoon Learning: “T’shuvah, Apology and Forgiveness” with Rabbi Meir (Madge Rothschild Resource Center) In-person only
    • 6 p.m. Mincha
    • 7 p.m. – Neilah 
    • 8:23 p.m. – Havdalah
    • Break-the-Fast follows (kindly RSVP)
      • 10 a.m. Morning Service
      • 2:30 p.m. – Afternoon Learning: “T’shuvah, Apology and Forgiveness” with Rabbi Meir (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.

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 Monday, September 25. Everyone is invited for Tuna salad, egg salad, bagel, lox, herring, blintzes, fresh fruit and other delicacies.

Make a reservations online or to (260) 744-4245 or office@templecav.org by Tuesday, September 19 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 Tuesday, September 19. 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 Monday, September 25 at 10 a.m. during our Conservative service or 4 p.m. during our Reform service.

High Holy Days Food Drive – Once again this year Congregation Achduth Vesholom is raising funds and food to benefit the clients of our partner organization, Wellspring Interfaith Social Services, which serves people in need living in every corner of Fort Wayne. This year you can participate in one of three ways:

  • Pick up a grocery bag from our lobby on Rosh Hashanah, fill it with peanut butter, Minute Rice, instant potatoes, and/or paper goods (toilet paper, paper towels, etc.), and return it to the Temple on Yom Kippur.
  • Order a case or cases of your favorite peanut butter (16 oz. size), Minute Rice, or instant potatoes to be delivered directly to Wellspring, 1316 Broadway St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Request a card be included with your name and CAV’s name.
  • Write a check for any amount, from $5 to $500, payable to “Wellspring Interfaith Social Services.” Deposit it in the Tzedakah Box in our lobby from August through October — or mail it to the Temple (5200 Old Mill Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46807) and we will forward it with other checks as a group to Wellspring.

Thank you for your generosity. This is our largest effort in a calendar year to assist those with less than we have. Please open your hearts and pockets again this year as you have for so many years.

Questions? Contact the Temple office at office@templecav.org.