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Beth Sholom Sisterhood Rummage Sale Returns!

Sunday, March 9th and Monday March 10th   9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Open to the Public



FEBRUARY 21st, 28th, MARCH 6th, AND 13th, 2008

All films will be shown at the PENN STATE ALTOONA's DEVORRIS DOWNTOWN CENTER located at the corner of 15th St. and 12th Avenue. All films begin at 7:30 PM.  Advance ticket sales encouraged. Optional dinners ($10.00/dinner) available (reservations required for the dinners) at The Heritage Discovery Center (next to the theater). Dinners include: wine, appetizers, delicious dinner and dessert prepared by Catered Affairs by Paula Binus. Box office information (814) 515-1182.

  • Members, Greater Altoona Jewish Federation $3.00/TICKET and $12.00/SERIES
  • General public: $5.00/TICKET and $20.00/SERIES
  • Students: No charge

February 21st  RAPE OF EUROPA (2006, 117 mins, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, and Russian with subtitles, made in the United States)

February 28th   IRA AND ABBY (2006, 105 mins., English, made in the United States)

March 6th  BLACK BOOK (2006, 145 mins., Dutch, German, English, and Hebrew with English subtitles, made in The Netherlands,/Germany/United Kingdom/Belgium)

March 13th  STEEL TOES (2004, 90 mins.,English, made in Canada).

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Theatre

February 22, 23, and 24, 2008


Performances are Friday and Saturday, February 22 and 23, at 8:00p.m. and Sunday, February 24 at 2:00 p.m.

Maybe you’ve already been there, but come again to a South Sea island during World War II, where a self-declared “little hick,” Ensign Nellie Forbush, falls in love with a dashing French planter, Emile de Becque. Try to hold the theatre down when the full pit orchestra plays “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Wonderful Guy” and “Bali Ha'i” in this our valentine to Johnstown.

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Theatre Department presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical South Pacific.

                  Tickets are $15 regular and $12 discount.

To order tickets or for additional information, contact the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center at 814-269-7200 or 800-846-ARTS (2787). 

                           Attention UPJ Alumni!

Remember those long, cold winters at UPJ? Well, we’re putting winter on hold for one night! Join your fellow alumni and transport yourself to the South Pacific, where warm ocean breezes carry the sounds of island music and tropical aromas fill the air.

Your evening will include an island-themed dinner, a production by UPJ’s very own Theatre Department, deluxe dessert buffet, and prizes – it’s a party! 

Saturday, February 23, 2008
5:30 p.m. - Reception (LLC)
6 p.m. - Dinner + Deluxe Dessert Buffet (LLC)
8 p.m. - Theatre Performance (PPAC)
Intermission - Prizes

Call the Director of Alumni and Community Relations at Institutional Advancement for more information at 814-269-2080
For more information about the Alumni Dinner visit: http://www.upj.pitt.edu/13428.pdf

The Beth Sholom Weaving Room Project has been covered in several recent publications:

"Sandie Hinderliter: 2004 HGA/Interweave Press Teach-It-Forward Grant Recipient," by Sandra Bowles in Shuttle, Spindle, & Dyepot, Vol XXXVI No. 3, Issue 143, Summer 2005. [HGA—Handweaver's Guild of America, Inc.].

"Weaving a Jewish Future in Johnstown" in Hayom: Covering Pennsylvania Jewish Life Today, Vol, No. 2, p. 11. [King Publishing, LLC, State College, PA] (reprinted from The Jewish Chronicle of Pittsburgh).

Learn more about Sandra Hinderliter's artistic community building project at Beth Sholom. An important milestone of this project was the rededication of their rewoven, resized Torah Ark curtains on Friday August 27, 2004. For more than a year, Sandie (a professional weaver) has taught six Beth Sholom congregants how to weave. They have woven tallitot, kippahs, and tallit bags, true works of art and the heart. This has been a truly fantastic project.

The 2004 Beth Sholom weavers include: Amanda Yanella, Seymour Finkelstein, Leah Glass, Judith Finkelstein, and Rema Goldblatt.








This page lasted updated on February 16, 2008.