Welcome to the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne


Who We Are: Our Mission

To support the well-being and continuity of the Jewish people
in greater Fort Wayne, in Israel, and throughout the world.


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8 Ways Your gift to the 2016-2017 
Annual Campaign Will Help Jews Across Fort Wayne, in Israel
and Around the World
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Fort Wayne, Indiana Congregations
  Congregation Achduth Vesholom
5200 Old Mill Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46807

Web site: www.templecav.org

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  Congregation B'nai Jacob
7227 Bittersweet Moors Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46814

Web site:  www.bnaijacobfw.com

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  Upcoming Events


Western Galilee and
Central Region News

June 6-11, 2017 - Israel
Building stronger bridges for our educators

1.      November 1, 2016 - @ Jan Finkel’s house Topic: None—just a get together, learn about the club, meet & greet, etc.

2.      December 1, 2016 - @ Temple – Destiny Rescue coming to speak about child exploitation and slavery in other countries - with a Jewelry show


Save the Date


Brad Meltzer

7:30 pm
Rifkin Campus
5200 Old Mill Road



►November 7 Campaign Opener

►December 5-16 Pope’s Visit to the Holy Land Exhibit at Madge Rothschild Resource Center

►January 27, 28 Indiana Jewish Historical Society Bicentennial

►Confronting the Shoah classes: Starting in January 2017

►March 6 People of the Book Brad Meltzer



  The Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne (JFFW) cordially invites you to attend its six-session program Confronting the Shoah, taught by scholar Dr. David Lindquist.
   The program will be held at the Rifkin Campus (Temple Achduth Vesholom), 5200 Old Mill Road (one mile south of Foster Park) in Fort Wayne.

Wednesday, Jan 11

Tuesday, January 17

Tuesday, January 24

Tuesday, January 31

Tuesday, February 7

Tuesday, February 14

   Each two-hour session will begin at 7:00 P.M. in the chapel.

   To register, please contact the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne at 456-0400 or email office@fwjf.org.



(Major Jewish Holidays
& Religious Observances



We are now located in

what has been renamed as
Rifkin Campus at 5200
Created from stone and bronze by Sculptor Cary Shafer, the sign on Old Mill Road highlights the 
Rifkin Campus at 5200 Partners: 
  • Congregation Achduth Vesholom
  • Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne
  • Fort Wayne Jewish Cemetery Association
  • Madge Rothschild Resource Center (under construction)
  • Brightpoint Head Start




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Jewish Federation
of Fort Wayne
5200 Old Mill Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46807
Phone:  260-456-0400
Fax:  260-456-0500

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Thoughtful Thursdays 

Apple Project Returns To Provide Fresh Fruit
Many of our Thoughtful Thursdays families rarely have the opportunity to eat fresh fruits and vegetables. We're seeking contributions toward our Annual Apple Project to provide each with a bag of apples this fall.  A tree will be on display at the Temple that will be decorated with paper apples featuring the name of each person who donates $10 or more for the Apple Project by Friday, October 14. (Checks maybe made out to "CAV - The Temple" earmarked for the Thoughtful Thursdays Apple Project.)

Be Part Of Our Team As We Begin 7th Year

The Jewish community's Thoughtful Thursdays volunteers are beginning a 7th year helping the 72 children who attend Brightpoint Head Start at the Temple. Under the leadership of Jamie Berger, our team will assemble bags on the dates listed below. All are welcome to assist.

Dates for assembling bags: 
  • Wednesday, November 2
  • Wednesday, December 7
  • Wednesday, January 18
  • Wednesday, February 1
  • Wednesday, March 1
  • Wednesday, April 12
  • Wednesday, May 3 (Final Bag)


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