Jewish Senior Life’s Eight Over Eighty event is our community’s premiere celebration honoring older adults.

Congratulations to our 2018 Honorees!

Harriet Berg
Barbara Goodman, PhD
Ellen Magar
Edith Maniker
Robert Lask
Alvin Saperstein, PhD
Dr. Manuel Sklar
George Stern

Read about our 2018 Honorees here from the Jewish News, March 15, 2018

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Eight Over Eighty

Since 1993, the event has honored eight remarkable people in our community, each 80 years of age or older, with The Tikkun Olam Award for helping to “Repair Our World.” This coveted honor is the most prestigious award for older adults in our community.

This is Jewish Senior Life’s major annual fundraiser. Proceeds from Eight Over Eighty help enhance the quality of life for residents throughout JSL communities, with an emphasis on subsidizing the cost of food for low-income or indigent residents. 

In addition to those who receive nutritious meals because of this event, the general community benefits by acknowledging these older adults and their contributions, both big and small. This helps older adults throughout the community feel they are respected, valued and appreciated. 

Sponsorship of this event includes high-visibility benefits, including advertisements and articles in local newspapers, a full page ad in the commemorative Ad Journal distributed at the event and corporate listings in all public relations materials, programs and on multiple screens at the event attended by 500 to 600 community leaders.

Eight Over Eighty 2018 Honoree Video

For 2019 Eight Over Eighty Nominations

Eight Over Eighty 2019 - Sunday, May 19th 2019 - 11:30 am - Adat Shalom Synagogue

Do you know a deserving older adult who is

  • At least 80 years old?

  • Is a long-standing volunteer in our community?

  • Is dedicated to strong Jewish values and Tikkun Olam?

  • Is an inspiring leader or mentor?

  • Is still making a difference today?

If so, please download and fill out the nomination form to the best of your ability and email to btryon@jslmi.org, or mail to:

Eight Over Eighty
Jewish Senior Life
6710 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Attn: Beth Tryon