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.
Aug 4 2015

B’Nai Mitzvah Brett and Alex Thaler

Join us in the celebration of the life cycle event of Brett and Alex Thaler as they celebrate their B’Nai Mitzvah. Mark the date on your calendar: Friday, September 4th at 7PM at the Temple. A special oneg catered by Dave and Paula Binus will follow service in the Nathan Kaber Hall. All are invited and encouraged to attend.RSVP to the office by August 31st. Hope to see you there!

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Audrey Korotkin

Rebuilding Sacred Spaces

Posted on July 1st, 2015 by Audrey Korotkin

Since the horrific mass murder at “Mother Emanuel” AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, a number of black churches in the south have burned – at least four of them confirmed as arson. We condemn the abhorrent, bigoted, violent action against our brothers and sisters in faith. More than that, we pledge to help them rebuild their sacred spaces.

A special funding program has been set up for which we will seek freewill offerings at our community-wide interfaith prayer rally this Friday, July 3rd, at 7:00 PM on the grounds of Simpson-Temple United Parish on 6th Avenue. In addition, we encourage donations to the following mail address:

Rebuild the Churches

c/o Christ Church Cathedral

1210 Locust Street

St. Louis, MO 63103

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For the week of July 31st:

  • Leonard A. Brett
  • David Hand
  • Maggie Schrieber
  • Jeffery Schwartz
  • Minnie Smith
  • Marvin Solomon
  • Sander Steinberg
  • Margaret Zugsmith