Beth El Seniors

Our members don’t slow down or step back as they get older — they do more than ever to help our community grow, learn, and thrive. Beth El’s Seniors make it clear that getting older doesn’t mean settling for things as they are. Instead, they’re working to make things better for all of us. Originally launched in 1977 as Beth El’s “Club 50,” the Seniors is dedicated to enriching the social lives of Beth El’s men and women over 65.

Seniors’ signature events.

Seniors Shabbat

The Seniors lead a special congregational Shabbat service, assuming the roles of clergy, gabbaim, Torah readers, and even delivering the weekly sermon.

Monthly Connection Program

Join our monthly program for a diverse range of activities & events. Socialize, grow & give back while enjoying delicious meals, movies, live performances and social action projects.

Torah Maintenance Cards

Please purchase our Torah Maintenance Cards by contacting our chair, Lois Balser at or calling Amy Payne at the front desk of Beth El. The money from the sale of these cards is used to repair our Torahs and Megillahs. These all-purpose cards are six for $10.00 or $2.00 each. Checks should be made payable to the Beth El Torah Maintenance Fund.

Join Beth El’s Seniors.

Every individual 65 years of age or older is eligible and invited to join Beth El’s Seniors. You do not need to belong to Beth El Congregation to join the Seniors affiliate, as we welcome both members and non-members alike. Membership dues are $18 per person or $36 per couple for the year. Dinner meetings cost $25/person and lunch meetings cost $15/person, there are no separate fees for guests.

Ready to join? Email Ellen Budish for a membership application (

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