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.
Jul 27 2015

Please take a few minutes to complete a survey

The long range planning committee has developed a survey. A link to the survey has been emailed to the congregation.Please take a few minutes to complete the survey. We look forward to your responses. We are asking for the survey to be completed by August 2nd. Thank you for your participation.

Rabbi Blog

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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