Members of the Renaissance Group are active adults who take pleasure in coming together at least once a month to enjoy timely speakers, music, trips, films, dine-a-rounds, camaraderie, and simply celebrating life. The Group has been on going continuously since it’s founding in 1989.  Membership is open to both Temple B’nai Or members and the community at large.  All events are open to the community.  Please join us.

2018 is shaping up to be a great year for Renaissance, and we plan to continue the fun throughout the fall:

Sunday, October 21, 12:30 PM – Lunch
Meet with Ashley Koning
Ashley Koning is the Director of The Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling at Rutgers University. She joined us a year ago with a very interesting talk on the upcoming NJ Governor election. This time she will speak on the upcoming National Senate and House elections. She works at the Eagleton Center, one of the oldest and most respected university-based state survey research centers in the United States. Their mission is to provide scientifically sound, non-partisan information about public opinion.

Sunday, November 18, 12:30 PM – Lunch
Joel Katz, Regional Director for the March of The Living
Joel Katz, our TBO Executive Director, for many years has led groups of Jewish teens and adults to Poland and Israel. The purpose of the trip is to teach the next generation and future generations to remember the past. We are all familiar with the Genocide that occurred during World War II. Well, we may be aware of it, but surveys have found the next generation, for the most part, has no idea what happened. Part of Joel’s mission is to make sure that we know and teach the next generation so they know and remember the past.

All events are open to the entire Temple community, as well as to guests

Fees: $15 for Renaissance members, $20 for guests.

For reservations, contact Mitzi Szerlip at 215 Forest Glen, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444 or 973-839-1939

For Renaissance questions, please call Stuart Rayvid (973-515-3518) or Carol Marin (973-366-9316)