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 1 2015

Love Feast July 25th

Temple Beth Israel’s Tikkun Olam Committee is sponsoring the Love Feast at Simpson Temple on 6th Avenue in Altoona on Saturday, July 25th. Helpers will be needed to set up, serve and clean up the day of the Love Feast. Volunteers will also be needed several days before to help prep the food. If you are able to help out please contact the office at 942-0057 or by email at office@templebethisrael.net.  Monetary donations will also be accepted and very much appreciated. Thanks in advance for your generous support.


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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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