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.
Oct 13 2015

Lay leader needed November 20th

A lay leader is needed for Shabbat Worship Friday, November 20th. Service starts at 7:30 pm. Please call the office to volunteer.

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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

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  • Jeanne Abeles
  • Edward Hand
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  • Martin March
  • Rose F. Neuwahl
  • Laura Schofield
  • Irving Shmagin