Beth Elders

Beth Elders

The Beth Elders provides opportunities to make new friends and renew old friendships, through social & cultural programs.Our active Board of Directors meets regularly to plan our luncheons, entertainment, educational, and social events. All our events are open to the community. Membership is open to both Temple and non-Temple members. Current membership dues are $18 per person per year, which permits members to enjoy functions both within and outside of Temple.  Our programs are supported largely by contributions from the Howard and Celia Jacobson memorial Fund for the Beth Elders, supplemented by a modest dues structure. We welcome you, your family members and friends to join us and enjoy our monthly programs and activities. We encourage anyone who supports our mission to become a member of the Beth Elders and to actively associate with this dynamic peer group. Contact Elaine Brockman at (248) 893.7711.


Beth Elders Board

  • President: Elaine Brockman
  • Vice President: Phyllis Kaplan
  • Recording Secretary: Barbara Ravitz
  • Corresponding Secretary: Harriett Hollander
  • Members-at-Large: Judy Schwartz, James Allen Jones, Sue Resnick

Join the Beth Elders

The Beth Elders is a wonderful group dedicated to providing engaging and cultural programs for individuals looking for social experiences filled with entertainment and education. We offer opportunities to foster new friendships and rekindle old ones. You do not have to be a member of Temple Beth El to join Beth Elders; all are welcome.

Dear Prospective Beth Elders Member,

Our 2024-2025 line up is filled with magic, music, and learning! We’d like to highlight our year of programming:

  • November 20, 2024 / 3:00 pm
    Big Patrick and the Cookie Extravaganza!
    For Beth Elders and their grandchildren.
  • December 19, 2024 / 12:30 pm
    Chanukah Lunch with Alvin Waddles
  • February 6, 2025 / 12:30 pm
    Tu BiSh’vat Seder led by Nicole Jahr
  • May 8, 2025 / 12:30 pm
    Jews of Italy with Rabbi Miller and Italian Themed Lunch
  • June 19, 2025 / 12:30 pm
    Beth Elders Board Installation Lunch and Entertainment

Your generous membership allows us to provide these events and social opportunities. Our yearly dues structure remains unchanged from last year.

MEMBERSHIP: (yearly)

Standard: $18
Includes events, excludes meals

Premium Single: $75
Includes all events and meals.

Premium Couple: $115
Includes all events and meals
for 2 people in the same household.

Friends of Beth Elders: $100
Includes all events only and assists in sustaining the Howard and Celia Jacobson Memorial Fund, ensuring the longevity of our programs.

Apply for Beth Elders membership by completing the online form  – CLICK HERE

I am genuinely enthusiastic about our Beth Elders programing for 2024-2025. On behalf of the Beth Elders board, I extend a warm invitation to you, your family, and friends to sign up today and start enjoying our enriching activities. We hope to welcome you soon.

Warm regards,
Elaine Brockman, Beth Elders President