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The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society chronicles the history of our region from American Indian occupation through 20th century industry and life.

Special Exhibit Celebrating 150 Years of Temple Beth Ha-Sholom

Temple Beth Ha-Sholom opened its doors in Williamsport a century and a half ago. It is still serving the Jewish community.

The temple celebrated its anniversary with a ceremony on June 26, 2016 at the Taber Museum. Mayor Gabriel J. Campana and county Commissioner Rick Mirabito spoke during the ceremony. Also, Rabbi Andrew Gordon, who was a student rabbi at the temple from 2005-07, spoke about passing on values, history and teachings from generation to generation. There were musical presentations by Williamsport Area High School students performing music from “Fiddler on the Roof,” including Aaron Patchin, as Tevye, and Katie Mello, as Golde and Dr. Kenneth Sarch will played the violin and Yvonne Mitchell-Sarch played piano.

The historical exhibit created for the anniversary, is called “Sacred Memories: 150 Years of Jewish Heritage in Williamsport.” It includes many photographs, documents, objects and artifacts from the archives of the Beth Ha-Sholom. The Community Room at the Museum is filled with fascinating historical memorabilia.

The exhibit is open through Bottles and Brews, IV, August 13, 2016.