Reunion event to gather Jews from East Side, Camp Frankel alums

The interior of Agudas Achim Beth Israel in Belleville, Ill.

If you were ever Jewish in East St. Louis, Southern Illinois or a Camp Ben Frankel alum, you can reconnect with your old friends and make new ones at a get-together at from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 at Agudas Achim Beth Israel, 225 N. High Street (at C Street) in Belleville, Ill.

Guests are encouraged to bring their memorabilia, photos, friends and stories to the party. A permanent site is in the works to preserve and exchange these legacies.

The reunion, which cost $30, includes a deli lunch from Kohn’s (those over age 80 or under 25 years are free with a paid attendee). Dietary laws observed.

The reunion is co-sponsored by Congregation Agudas Achim Beth Israel in Belleville, B’nai Amoona Men’s Club and Kol Rinah Men’s Club. Event chairs are Don Singer and Herb Goldman. 

An informal network for carpooling will be instituted as reservations are made through the Kol Rinah office. RSVP as soon as possible online at or by calling 314-727-1747.