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.
Nov 25 2015

Annual Hanukah Dinner and Latke Making

Join us on Erev Hanukah, Sunday, December 6th for our Annual Hanukah Celebration. All the men will meet at 4:30pm to make latkes and the dinner follows for everyone at 6PM. We will provide roasted chicken and everyone should bring either a dessert, drinks, vegetable dish, vegetable or fruit tray, macaroni and cheese, etc. Call the office to RSVP and let us know what side dish you will provide. All RSVPS needed by December 3rd. Thank you to Heather Holzer for planning the children’s activities and to Sue Holzer and Karen Allen for planning the dinner. Remember to bring your menorahs from home to light the tables at dinner.

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Audrey Korotkin

Blessings and Thanks

Posted on October 12th, 2015 by Audrey Korotkin

Thanks to all of you who have participated in so many mitzvot over the past few weeks, and who continue to bring food for this year’s Harvest to Harvest food drive from now to mid-November. Please remember to bring nourishing, non-perishable foods for the Altoona Food Bank whenever you are here for a service, meeting, or special event. Our Bubbies of Temple Beth Israel raised a remarkable @$2,800 for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and had our biggest team yet. And this past Sunday, we collected donations for the Central Pa. Humane Society and shared photos of adoptable cutie Luna at the Blessing of the Animals, where we bonded with our pets and remembered our obligations to the animal world (and got on TV and in the newspaper!). We have a generous, big-hearted congregation t


For the week of November 27th:

  • Myer G. Block
  • Joseph Blumenthal
  • Rena H. Cohn
  • Theodore Cohn
  • Rose Lass
  • Louis E. Leopold
  • Benjamin I. Levine
  • Ellis March
  • Gertrude March
  • Annette Petsonk