Letter mailed to McKeesport Jewry to form a new congregtion. A.M. Simon heads organization committee.
Louis Brav is first Rabbi; Frank R.S. Kaplan, President. Family dues, including seats, $15 per year. Mrs. Wm. Kimmelman is first Sisterhood President.
Jenny Lind St. property purchased for $4,500.
Six acres of land acquired for Elrod Cemetery.
Religious School Purim program at White's New Theatre.
Goundbreaking for Shaw Ave. sanctuary. Dr. Noah Sunstein is chairman of cornerstone laying. Simon Kalstone heads Building Committee, with. Henry Friedman and Eugene Krow.
TBI is dedicated on August 26! Eugene Krow is President, Egon Pesson, Cantor. First Memorial Window donated by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Friedman.
Brotherhood Community Forums - Joseph Odle is Chairman.
TBI mortgage paid in full.
Friday Night Forums. First speaker is Milton Sussman. Sam Hirshberg is honored for his 15 year tenure. Debts in excess of $60,000 were paid off during his presidency.
Breakfast Club Brotherhood Sunday mornings. Membership asked to support new school building. Mrs. Lil Amper heads gift shop, a new Sisterhood project. Cantor is Mr. Tabatsky.
Egon Pesson Building is dedicated. Sisterhood's new project is an annual calendar. TBI Youth Group conducts a High Holy Day Children's service.
Sisterhood remodels kitchen for $8,200. Chairman is Mrs. Joseph Odle.
Sisterhood begins Catering Service. A 16-voice volunteer choir beautifies services.
TBI celebrates its golden anniversary at Baldoc. Chairman is Dr. Al Levin.
Sanctuary is air-conditioned, as is social hall and kitchen.
Rosh Hashanah reception is made an annual event by Sisterhood.
Morley Meredith, Metropolitan Opera baritone, sings at our High Holy Day services.
Ida Rae Hirsh is our Hazzanit.
TBI has an August cookout at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Benovitz. On September 22, we honor our 50th year in this sanctuary and the 61st year of our formation. Program chairman is Bernie Goodman. First Sweepstakes Banquet - Sylvia Byer is Chairman.
Our students attend Religious School at the Hebrew Institute in Pittsburgh. A Touch of Classes, the reunion of all TBI confirmands, is held in June; Babe and Phil Wingert are Chairmen.
Sylvia Byer chairs our brand new TBI Tuesday evening Bingo. First Break-the-Fast is held in our Social Hall following Yom Kippur services.
As part of the celebration of Mollie Siegel's 100th birthday, the Siegel family refinishes the Rabbi's lecturn and presents its twin for use by the Hazzanit. In May, Leonard Berkovitz is made Honorary President for Life. TBI honors its 70th anniversary in this sanctuary; Irene Wander is Chairman.
TBI picnic at White Oak Park; Bingo turns over $20,800 to TBI. Summer services held at Tree of Life Sfard.
Bingo purchases a cooler for the kitchen, as well as electronic air cleaners, new social hall lighting, and new entrance doors to the social hall.
Marlene Rowe becomes our new Executive Secretary in June.
Rabbi Danny Schiff becomes our new spiritual leader.
Regina Klacik becomes the new Executive Secretary in June. Tony Gall becomes the custodian.
After years of merger talks, the Temple was approached by the Tree of Life Sfard to buy their property in White Oak. We are very pleased to be able to move to White Oak Boro in May, to take over a Jewish House of Worship. Many members of the Tree of Life have joined us in creating a bigger, stronger, more viable congregation. Louis Anstandig, our president, brought this to fruition with the help of many dedicated Temple members.
Under the guidance of Rabbi Schiff, Lou Anstandig, and and members of the Temple board, our membership has grown to over 170 families. We are now a dynamic growing congregation and look forward to a bright future.
A. M. Simon
Frank R. S. Kaplan
S. H. Hirshberg, Sr.
M. A. Cowan
Harry L. Wechsler
Stanley G. Brown
Dr. Daniel Spiegel
TBI Spiritual Leaders
Rabbi Joseph Zeisler
Rabbi Louis Brav
Rabbi Mussay A. Alstet
Cantor Egon Pesson
Rabbi Isador Rosenthal
Rabbi Albert T. Bilgray
Rabbi Wolli Kaelter
Rabbi Robert Raab
Rabbi Sidney I. Goldstein
Rabbi Leonard Winograd
Rabbi Philip Blachorsky
Rabbi Leonard A. Helman
Rabbi Daniel Schiff
Rabbi Paul Tuchman
Rabbi Howard Stein
TBI Spiritual Leaders