Renaissance Group

The Renaissance Group consists of Temple members, age 50+, who are looking for ways to continue to learn and grow, as well as to socialize with friends. The activities are geared to address the changing social needs, lifestyles and interests of its members. There are opportunities to explore new friendships through common interests.

Our programs have included Jewish Heritage trips to Israel, Eastern Europe, Cuba, Alaska, Canada, Washington, D.C., Savannah/Charleston and to Western Massachusetts. Some of our day trips have been to tour Jewish Philadelphia, the Jewish Museums of NYC, West Point, Broadway, the Opera and various theaters in New Jersey. 

Renaissance is part of Jewish Seniors of Springfield (JSS), a consortium of senior members from the three temples in Springfield: Temple Sha'arey Shalom, Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael and Congregation Israel. Programming consists of lectures and concerts covering a wide variety of topics.

For information on any Renaissance activity, contact Marge Grossbarth ( or Arlene Newman (