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.
Feb 29 2016

Volunteers needed for Love Feast

Temple Beth Israel will sponsor the Love Feast at Simpson Temple in Altoona on Saturday, March 12th. Call the office to volunteer for either the 9 am-noon or 11 am-2 pm shift. Thank you to Karen Allen for coordinating this event.


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Audrey Korotkin

“Wear Orange” Shabbat

Posted on May 22nd, 2016 by Audrey Korotkin

On Friday, June 3rd, at 6:00 PM, we will gather in the Petsonk Rose Garden for “Wear Orange” Shabbat. The previous day, I will be part of a noon-time prayer rally on the steps of the county courthouse in Hollidaysburg, as part of National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Surrounded by my sisters from the Women’s Interfaith Clergy Coalition of Greater Altoona and special guest speakers, we will make our voices heard on the danger and damage of gun violence. Friday night’s service will include reflections on the need for safe spaces at home, in our congregation, and in our community. Please join us for both events, and please remember to ‘wear orange’ in memory of gun-violence victims.

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For the week of May 20th:

  • Edith Brown
  • Thomas Doherty
  • Helen Grindlinger
  • Fannie Hoover
  • Issac Jubelirer
  • William Krelitz
  • Fred A. Pechter
  • Edward Petsonk
  • Edward M. Petsonk
  • Belle Rubenstein