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 20 2014

Hanukah Dinner December 21st

Our Annual Hanukah Dinner/Latke Making is set for Sunday, December 21st beginning at 4:30 pm with latke making. We need the men helping with latke making to volunteer to bring potatoes, oil, onions, etc. Call the Temple office to let us know what you can bring. The annual Hanukah dinner follows at 6 PM. Cost is $5 per person ages 13 and older and everyone should bring a side dish, salad or dessert. RSVPS needed by December 18th.Thanks to Sue Holzer, Karen Allen and Lynn Rosen for coordinating this dinner. Please remember to bring your menorahs from home for the tables at dinner.

Rabbi Blog

Audrey Korotkin

Yes, You Can Help

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by Audrey Korotkin

So many of us whose heart is in the East, but whose bodies are in the West, are desperate to help Israelis in their time of need. Thanks to the Reform Movement and the Jewish Federations of North America, you can. The URJ is supporting the JFNA “Stop the Sirens” campaign, which provides direct on-the-ground support to families who are being threatened by Gaza rockets. Please check out the information on URJ.org and follow the link to make a donation, or go to the web site of the Greater Altoona Jewish Federation. And pray for the peace of Israel.


For the week of November 21st:

  • Charles Campbell
  • Edmund Clippinger
  • Jack B. Epstein
  • Julia Goldschmid
  • Rose Katz
  • Philip Konecky
  • Anna Olbum
  • Walter Singerman
  • Samuel Yigdoll