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.
May 28 2015

Interfaith Summer Series

“’Til Faith Do Us Part: A Conversation About Interfaith Marriage”

A four-part program based on the book by Naomi Schaefer Riley.

Temple Beth Israel will host the Interfaith Summer series this July on the following Tuesdays: July 7th, July 14th, July 21st and July 28th.Watch your emails and bulletins for more details. We will be providing the refreshments on July 7th. Any donation of food or monetary donation would be most appreciated. Please call the office at 942-0057 or email Jen at  office@templebethisrael.net to volunteer.


Rabbi Blog

Audrey Korotkin

Celebrating Shabbat Ivrit

Posted on April 30th, 2015 by Audrey Korotkin

Please join the congregation in celebrating the achievements of this year’s Hebrew School students. Alex Thaler, Brett Thaler, and Zach Dubrow will be leading services with me on Friday, May 1st, at 7:00 PM and their families will host an ice-cream social in their honor afterwards.

Hebrew is an essential element of Jewish education, providing a gateway to prayer in every Temple and synagogue in the world. It is also a window on Israel, allowing our students to understand the Jewish state through its own language. All three students have done magnificent work in their studies this year. Mitsuyan – Awesome!

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For the week of May 29th:

  • Richard Brown
  • Olly B. Hahn
  • Alice K. Saltzman
  • Rita Schifano
  • Jack Stassman
  • Doctor Jack Strassman