Henry Weinberg of Altoona has been honored by the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Mid-Atlantic District for his work at Agudath Achim Synagogue.
The district includes synagogues in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.
Weinberg, 81, was presented with the Ateret Kavod (Crown of Honor) award at a dinner held May 11 at Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley.
He received the honor for his work at Agudath Achim Cemetery where he has served as chairman for more than 32 years. He is responsible for plot sales, grounds, perpetual care, genealogy and burial.
Weinberg also organizes the annual Memorial Day service held in conjunction with Temple Beth Israel every May. It includes speakers, prayer and a roll call.
Clark Adelman, president of the synagogue, said he was honored to be with Weinberg when he received his award and that Weinberg has been an asset to the congregation for many years.
Hazzan Michael Horwitz, spiritual leader of the synagogue, said the honor shows Weinberg's "dedication and commitment to our synagogue and the Jewish community in Altoona."
Weinberg served as president of the congregation from 1989-91. He tutors students in preparation for their bar mitvahs and is a member of B'nai Brith. He also serves on the board of the Greater Altoona Jewish Federation.
Weinberg has been a member of the Hiram Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, for more than 50 years and is a member of the Jaffa Shrine.
He works with SCORE and volunteers in the Emergency Room Department at Altoona Hospital Campus of Altoona Regional Health System.
He operated The Colony Shop, a clothing shop for children and juniors, for almost 40 years and worked with the Tuition Account Program in the Bureau of School Audits for the treasurer of Pennsylvania for 15 years.
Weinberg and his wife, Maxine, are the parents of two sons and a daughter. They have six grandchildren.