Making Beth El Better

Making Beth El Better

Welcome to our “construction zone” page. Here we will document the step-by-step process of updating the south wing of the building as well as our new playground for the Pre-School. A great deal of planning has gone into both projects, and thanks to the generosity of several donors, we are now moving forward with these capital improvement projects. Keep checking back to see the progress. If you have any questions, reach out to our Executive Director Jeff Baden at

August 16, 2019 – Drywall has gone up in the Zell, and the staircase has been rebuilt. A new all-purpose room has been added to the ground level and bricked from the outside. Work continues on the elevator shaft and exterior corridor that will connect the rooms on each floor to the elevator. The playscape is starting to take shape!

August 8, 2019 – progress continues on each project.

July 31, 2019 – This collection shows all three of the current construction projects. The elevator shaft and exterior wall on the south wing are being constructed. Demolition on the Pre-School bathrooms has started, and the yard surrounding the school is being readied for the new playscape.

June 26, 2019 – Work continues on the exterior entrance to the south wing. Construction begins on the new elevator and ramp leading to the door as shown here in this video.

June 8, 2019 – Steel beams going in to support the walls of the Zell.

May 8, 2019 – Demolition continues. Youth Lounge getting some work too.

4.25.19 – Demolition has begun in the south wing. The Zell is now enlarged encompassing the entire space on the second floor!