Congregation Beth Israel is proud to sponsor two great programs for seniors and both programs are open to the entire community!
Our "Second Sixty" group offers great daytime "lunch and learn" programs at CBI, while our "Empty Nesters" offers social activities both at CBI and around Austin. Please read below for more information regarding both of our great programs for seniors!
Facilitated by Judith Helburn, "Second Sixty" meets for “learn and lunch” at 10:30 a.m .four times a year on the third Thursday of the year in September, December, February and May. Sisterhood generously provides a lunch for which donations are accepted. About 25 seniors from the entire Jewish community attend each time. We send out a flyer with the programs twice per year and send an email each time to remind folks. Anyone can attend and we do not check driver’s licenses to determine age qualifications. Other than a donation for lunch, "Second Sixty" is free.
George Burns said, "You can't help getting older, but you don't have to
get old." Members of Empty Nesters are living examples of this quote.
Empty Nesters get together twice a year for community feasts. We
start with a social hour sipping wine, catching up with old friends and
making new ones. Then we sit for a scrumptious dinner, followed by
lively entertainment. We complement our dinners with several special
field trips each year to plays, concerts, museums, and Fairs. Last year
we even made a trip to Israel and a cruise out of Galveston.
You don't need to be a member of Congregation Beth Israel to join
Empty Nesters. We welcome anyone who is interested in meeting
people and sharing in our camaraderie. If you fit that description,
join now! Annual dues are only $15. What a deal!