Please join us for our B'Magalah Shabbat evening worship service on Friday April 17 at 7:30 pm
On Shabbat morning Saturday April 18 worship services are at 10 am

Home Community Renaissance

We’re the Renaissance Group, an active, adventurous, fun-loving group of Temple Shalom members who are 50-or-more years old.  We’re a youthful “seniors” group, delighted to be free at this stage in our lives to play, to explore, to learn, to socialize, to establish new friendships.  Some of us are retired; others work full time.  Many of our members are active in various Temple Shalom committees (Sisterhood, Brotherhood, etc.); others are not.

Under the creative leadership of Shirley Bauer we schedule about a dozen events for the season (August -June).  These include an exceptional range of outings - entertaining, educational, exhilarating.

Temple Shalom Renaissance Calendar 2014 – 2015 

September 20 Renaissance opening. We will be having an early dinner out at a restaurant TBD followed by dessert and Slichot services at Temple.

October 11 Garden Tour and lunch at Basilicos in Milburn We will be returning to Greenwood Gardens for a special tour led by our favorite docent Shirley Bauer!! The garden is hosting a new outdoor art exhibition containing 38 sculptures placed throughout the grounds. 

November 8-9 Overnight trip to Philadelphia with lots of new and interesting things to see. We will be staying at a convenient hotel TBD. 

December 6 It's a good thing we are all over 21! Rabbi Emeritus Joel Soffin will be leading a Havdallah discussion entitled “Sex the Jewish Way” Dinner will, of course, be part of the evening. 

January 11 A Jewish Film Festival hit, “The Sturgeon Queens” will be shown at Temple followed by discussion and a surprise dinner. 

February 4 Renaissance will be joining with Temple to prepare and participate in a Tu B'Shvat seder. The seder will be led by Rabbi Laura Rappaport. 

February 27 Renaissance will be leading Shabbat services and we will be arranging for an interesting guest speaker for that evening. 

March 1 Theater trip to Luna Stage to see “A Perfect Ganesh” by Terrence McNally 

March 29 Trip to Centenary College Sitnik Theatre to see the Claire Porter dance troupe. 

April 12 To NYC for a tour of Grand Central Terminal with appropriate feeding times! 

May 17 Two possibilities: * Full Moon Sail – 2 hr tour around Manhattan on the schooner Adirondack * Hyde Park for a meal at the Culinary Institute of America (weekend??) 

June 28 Annual Renaissance BBQ at the Bauers. July – August ENJOY THE SUMMER!

Variety is the spice of our agenda.  We’ve enjoyed such wide ranging activities as:
•        A boat ride up the Hudson River to the Rockefeller estate (box lunches included)
•        The Jewish Museum in Manhattan, Grounds for Sculpture in NJ
•        Dinner and a show
•        Weekend trips to Baltimore's Inner Harbor, Philadelphia and this years overnight to Rhinebeck for the famous antique airshow
•        Botanical Gardens and Zoo in New York
•        Waterloo Village
•        Pontoon boating on the Hackensack river
•        Dinner and Havdallah services at members’ homes
Many, many, many more activities are planned.

Do you have some evenings and Sundays free?  Feel like a little adventure?  Want to get to know some more people you have plenty in common with? Do you crave a warm and hearty social environment?  Consider joining the Renaissance Group.  We’d be happy to welcome you.
For more information, call Shirley Bauer at 973-584-9524 or e-mail her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
We’d love to see you at our next event!

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Service Schedule

Friday, April 17, 2015
7:30 pm Shabbat Evening B’Magalah Worship
Rosh Chodesh Iyar Blessing: Anita Dickman

Saturday, April 18, 2015
10:00 am Shabbat Morning Worship
Bar Mitzvah of Adam Gellert
Parshah:  Shemini II, Leviticus: 9:1 – 11:47
Ushers: Stacy & Allen Gibson
           Trang Lieu & Gary Steinbaum

Friday, April 24, 2015
7:30 pm Shabbat Evening Worship Israel Shabbat/5th Grade Service Junior Choir

Saturday, April 25, 2015
10:00 am Shabbat Morning Worship
B’nai Mitzvah of Adam & Julia Levine
Parshah: Tazria/Metzora, Leviticus: 12:1 – 15:33 
Ushers: Julie & Peter Mandell
           Elena & Serge Moldavsky

Friday, May 1
7:30 pm Shabbat Famity Service

Saturday, May 2
10:00 am Shabbat Morning Service

Friday, May 8
7:30 pm Shabbat Famity Service

Saturday, May 9
10:00 am Shabbat Morning Service

Friday, May 15
7:30 pm Shabbat Famity Service

Saturday, May 16
10:00 am Shabbat Morning Service

Friday, May 22
7:30 pm Shabbat Famity Service

Saturday, May 23
10:00 am Shabbat Morning Service

Friday, May 29
7:30 pm Shabbat Famity Service

Saturday, May 30
10:00 am Shabbat Morning Service