Temple Beth Israel

Temple Beth Israel is Altoona, Pennsylvania's Reform Jewish Congregation. Founded at the turn of the last century, Temple Beth Israel has been an active part of the Altoona and greater Jewish community for nearly 100 years.
Feb 29 2016

Volunteers needed for Love Feast

Temple Beth Israel will sponsor the Love Feast at Simpson Temple in Altoona on Saturday, March 12th. Call the office to volunteer for either the 9 am-noon or 11 am-2 pm shift. Thank you to Karen Allen for coordinating this event.


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Audrey Korotkin

Nu, It’s Just Once A Year!

Posted on June 21st, 2016 by Audrey Korotkin

The Temple’s annual meeting is coming up this Sunday, June 26th, at 5PM, with supper along with conversation. It’s your chance to meet your fellow congregants and have a voice in the future of your congregation. Maybe you were raised at Temple Beth Israel, or maybe you’re a transplant to the area. You might be a regular Shabbat attendee, either on Friday nights for music and prayer and Torah, or Saturday mornings for learning. You might be a religious school parent who usually comes on Sunday mornings. You might a nosher who comes to our monthly Shabbat dinners. Or a twice-a-year person who comes to be enlightened and inspired at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. It doesn’t matter. What matters is that you care about you Temple and want it to succeed and thrive. What

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For the week of June 24th:

  • Larry Ansin
  • Edgar S. Bamberger
  • Mary Chiodo
  • Henry Goldschmid
  • William Jubelirer
  • Sophie Kohn
  • Bertram Leopold
  • William Muhlfelder
  • Irene Newborn
  • Esther Patt