Congregation Agudath Achim was established 100 years ago by a group of families in Huntingdon. The building was completed in 1930 and with the help of Hillel students from Junita a garden was added in the 1990's. As the number of resident families declined, the original members of the congregation reached out to interested families in State College; who now comprise the majority of membership in the synagogue. Today we are an inter-generational congregation made up of the original families, residents of the Central Pennsylvania area, and Juniata Hillel students.
Agudath Achim has many interfaith families in its membership. We are unaffiliated with any national Jewish movement and have members whose backgrounds cover the spectrum of Jewish practice. The heart of our worship is the celebration of community and the participation of all members.
Our membership dues are as modest as they come: $100 dollars a year per family or individual. Some give more, some less depending on their means, it's all good to us! If you would like to attend and event or become a member use the Contact page to reach out.
State College and Huntingdon
We hold services and events at our historic synagogue in Huntingdon and at the homes of members in State College.
High Holy Days in September & October
Purim Party with Homemade Hamantaschen
Hanukkah Latke Party
Parsley Planting for Tu B'Shevat
Our synagogue in Huntingdon serves as the Hillel house for the Jewish students at Juniata College. Juniata College Hillel members are welcomed as members of Congregation Agudath Achim during their years at Juniata.
In 2015, the Hillel students helped to renovate the kitchen in our community hall. They use the space to host Friday evening gatherings and a brunch for Parent's weekend.