Newcomer FAQ
Where do most Jews live—in and around Fort Wayne?
According to Federation community lists, the highest concentration of Jewish people live in the 46804 area. This corresponds with Aboite Township in Southwest Fort Wayne. Many Jewish children are enrolled in the Southwest Allen County School district. The next largest populations are in the 46807 and 46815 areas respectively.

Where can I get kosher food in Fort Wayne?

While there are no longer any strictly kosher markets here, one can purchase kosher food items and Yahrzeit candles at many local groceries including Scotts / Krogers, Wal-Mart, and Meijer’s. They carry Sinai, Hebrew National and Empire products. Several members of the Jewish community make regular trips to Kosher markets in Detroit and Chicago prior to major Jewish holidays and are usually willing to assist families interested in kosher meat products. Keeping kosher is as easy or as difficult as you want to make it.
Where can I get a good corned beef sandwich?
Good luck!! You can try Indianapolis, South Bend, Toledo, or Chicago. Keep in mind that Hebrew National is based in Indianapolis...Yum. might want to try the corned beef sandwich fundraiser the Temple has each year right here in Fort Wayne. Please call Achduth Vesholom for more information on their next fundraiser.  

Where can I get Yahrzeit candles, Judiaca and other ritual objects?

B'nai Jacob has a gift shop where a wide variety of items can be purchased. Please call for the hours of the gift shop.  Also, online.

Where can I purchase Jewish Books?


Does Fort Wayne have a Jewish day camp?

Yes, Fort Wayne has a summer day camp! Camp Joe Levine information can be found here.
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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
  • Brightpoint Head Start




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Thoughtful Thursdays 

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, December 7
  • Wednesday, January 18
  • Wednesday, February 1
  • Wednesday, March 1
  • Wednesday, April 12
  • Wednesday, May 3 (Final Bag)


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