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.

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“You’ll kvell.” — Hollywood Reporter

“This heartening, unexpected story shows what happens when a group of Hasidic women decided to create the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in all of New York City.” — LA Times


This program is sold out. If you would like to be added to our waitlist, please email Marcie at


Sunday, April 28
Discussion led by Dr. Rachael Turkienicz
Dr. Turkienicz holds a Ph.D. in Talmudic and Midrashic Studies from Brandeis University. She is the founder and director of Rachael’s Centre for Torah, Mussar & Ethics, which promotes learning of Jewish texts, interfaith programmes and building online communities.

6.45 p.m.: Wine and Cheese, Dessert and Coffee
7.30 p.m.: Speaker and Film

93QUEEN follows Rachel “Ruchie” Freier, a no-nonsense Hasidic lawyer and mother of six who is determined to shake up the “boys club” in her Hasidic community by creating Ezras Nashim, the first all-female ambulance corps in NYC.

Ruchie and an engaging cast of Hasidic women are risking their reputations by taking matters into their own hands to provide dignified emergency medical care to the Hasidic women and girls of Borough Park.

In the midst of this already ground-breaking endeavour, Ruchie announces that she had decided to take her burgeoning feminism even further: She entered the race for civil court judge in Brooklyn’s 5th Municipal Court District.


Marcie Goldberg

Marcie Goldberg
Programming Coordinator