The Beth El Senior Friendship Club meets every Thursday from 12:00 -3:00 pm. Come at 12:00 with your bag lunch for conversation and socialization. Dessert and refreshments are provided. Then at 1:00 pm we have an entertainment program until approximately 2:00 pm. At 2 pm we usually have a lively discussion group on current events or a conversation with one of our rabbis. The cost for the day is only $1.

We circulate a bi-monthly newsletter that lists the programs that we will have for the next two months and other interesting information. We hope that you will decide to join our group. Our dues are $15 a year for an individual and $28 for a couple.

We also supply door-to-door van service depending on location, furnished by PJCC. The cost is $6 for a round trip.

If you have questions, please contact the club's coordinator, Rhonda Press, by email or at

On the first Thursday of each month, members are invited to bring and display anything they have created under the premise of "Arts and Crafts." On our second month, on June 4, there were 17 submissions from seven members and only a small sample is shown below of the extraordinary talent that exists in this senior group.

June Programs

June 4  This fall prevention presentation will provide some simple steps that one can take to reduce fall risk, increase independence, make simple home safety changes, increase strength and flexibility and more.  Sarah Eggen-Thornhill is with the San Mateo County Fall Prevention Task force and is a Licensed Occupational Therapist and Health Educator.

2:00 Rap with the Rabbi 

June 11  Doris Williams brings us her musical program, Love Songs Through the Centuries, with music from England, Italy, France, Ireland and other countries.  She performs on piano, lute, and vocals. 

2:00 Current Events with David Nigel  

June 18   Bring your bag lunch and enjoy the movie, Chef. In this comedy, Chef Carl Casper's plans for opening a restaurant in Los Angeles fail to pan out, so he returns home to Miami and debuts a food truck instead. While trying to regain his zest for cookery, Carl also tries to mend his fractured family ties. (115 min.) 

June 25  Daphna Rahmil (violin) and Bruce Barley (guitar) sing and play songs to laugh, smile, cry and tap your toes to. From Yiddish tunes to Americana, they love sharing their music and their hearts. 

2:00 Current Events with David Nigel