Renaissance Group (45–65)


The Renaissance Group is geared to the changing needs, lifestyles and interests of congregants between the ages of 45 to 65. Our exciting programming includes educational, cultural and social areas of interest. We are open to all kinds of programming and to partnering with other groups at Temple.

  • Friday November 9, Doors Open at 7.00 p.m.

    Kabbalat Shabbat Service: 8.00 p.m.
    Followed by our Welcome Oneg with Rabbi Michael Dolgin

    Shehita (Canada 2017, 26 minutes, Yiddish)

    Something strange is happening at a Yiddish dairy farm in rural Quebec. Tensions, along with demons from the past, rise as the young farmer, the mashgiach and the local rabbi try to decide what to do about the mysterious illness infecting the cattle.

    Saturday Matinee November 10, Doors Open at 1.30 p.m.

    Introduction to the Film with Adam Nayman at 2.00 p.m.

    Foxtrot (Israel/Germany/France/Switzerland 2017, 114 minutes, Hebrew/Arabic/German)

    Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice International Film Festival, and Israel’s entry as best Foreign Film at the 2017 Academy Awards, this film opens with the scene of an Israeli couple receiving the devastating news of the death of their son Jonathan while on duty. Moving from the grieving parents’ apartment to the remote military post where Jonathan was stationed, Foxtrot shows us a young soldier’s experience with war.

    Saturday Evening

    Havdalah and Dinner: 5.15 p.m with Cantor Osborne
    Introduction to the Film with Adam Nayman at 6.45 p.m.

    The Invisibles (Germany 2017, 110 minutes, German)

    Blending interviews with skillful and powerful dramatic re-enactments, The Invisibles reveals the untold stories of four Jews who were among the nearly 1,700 who survived the war by hiding in plain sight in Berlin.

    Sunday Matinee November 11, Doors Open at 1.30 p.m.

    The Body Collector (Netherlands 2016, 142 minutes, Dutch)

    This taut thriller brings to life the true story of Hans Knoop, the investigative journalist who fought against all odds to expose the truth about one of Amsterdam’s most powerful businessmen, Pieter Menten. When Menten decides to auction part of his famous art collection, an Israeli journalist informs him that the art is stolen and claims that Menten is a former Nazi.


Marcie Goldberg

Marcie Goldberg
Programming Coordinator