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 winter and into 2019:

Wednesday, March 20, 12:00 PM — Dan Cassino
Dan Cassino, Associate Professor of Political Science at Fairleigh Dickinson University, will be speaking on Presidential Impeachments: Past, Present, and Future. This presenation will focus on the procedural as opposed to the political. The goal is to help us all to understand more fully what our founders were thinking when they put the impeachment clause in our Constitution. Dr. Cassino will talk about Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton and how impeachment related to them. And there will be plenty of time for a Q&A session!

Sunday, April 14, 1:00 PM — Mark Di Ionno
Mark Di Ionno, an author and former Star Ledger columnist, will speak to us on a variety of topics, including his newest book, Gods of wood and Stone. As a Pulitzer Prize finalist in news commentary, and an adjunct professor of journalism at Rutgers, Mr. Di Ionno will also discuss what is currently happening in the newspaper business. In past visits to TBO, Mr. Di Ionno has proven to be a very popular and dynamic speaker and we are excited that he will be joining us again.

Sunday, May 19, 12:30 PM — Dr. Jason Luther
Renaissance is partnering with the New Jersey Council for the Humanities to bring a Public Scholars Program to TBO. Dr. Jason Luther, Assistant Professor of Writing Arts in the College of Communication & Creative Arts at Rowen University, will be speaking on: What’s All This Abouot “fake news”? Dr. Luther will discuss the history, definition, and primary causes of fake news. He will help us to learn how to distinguish the “real” from the “fake”. And he especially looks foward to leading us in a lively Q&A session!

Wednesday, June 19, 12:00 PM — Luncheon
Save the Date! Event under construction!

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)