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 16 2014

Steelers Football Raffle

Sell your raffle tickets today for only $7.50 each or 5 for $30 or 10 for $50 for a chance to see a preseason game between either the Pittsburgh SteelersĀ  and the New York Giants on Saturday, August 9th or the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Carolina Panthers on Thursday, August 28th. Both games start at 7:30pm.

Thanks to Barry Newborn and Jim and Audrey Rosenthall for their generous donation of these tickets. There are 3 sets of tickets to be given away. Drawing will be after Shabbat Worship on Friday, August 1st. Thanks for your support of this annual fundraiser.


Rabbi Blog

Audrey Korotkin

Pray for the Peace of Israel

Posted on July 11th, 2014 by Audrey Korotkin

Friends, as I write this, the onset of Shabbat in Israel is being punctuated by air-raid sirens signaling rocket attacks on Israelis from terrorists in Gaza. Let’s be clear: Hamas started this, and Hamas can end it. They started it by firing hundreds of rockets farther and farther into Israel in recent months, to the point where Israelis could no longer endure the threat and the government had to act. Hamas can end it easily and quickly: Stop firing rockets.

I urge you to look to Israeli sources of news, since you will not get a complete picture of what’s going on from American sources. YNET news has an English language web-site, as do The Times of Israel and the Jerusalem Post. Stay informed, and pray for the peace of Israel. Shabbat shalom.


For the week of July 18th:

  • Jennie Berlin
  • Lena Blumenthal
  • Rosalind Davidson
  • Dorothy M. Dembert
  • Irene Kaber
  • Samuel Levine
  • Lydia Marx
  • Florence Neuman
  • Ida Novey
  • Elizabeth R. Schwartz