Congregation Beth Emeth held a recent Torah study In Lenox. Picured: Front row, from left: TRG Co-Chairwoman Susan Hager, Cantor Jodi Schechtman and Marcia Horelick. Middle row, from left: Toby Wander, Jill Goodman, Susan Schwartz, Susan Weiss, Laura Dembling, Judith Saidel, Joy Davidoff, and Ezra Cotton. Back row, from left: Dan Dembling, Tom Hager, TRG Co-Chairman Joe Schwartz, Artie Malkin, Jim Finale, Peter Saidel, Steven Fein, Fred Wander, Dan Cotton, Aliza Cotton, Katie Yezzi, Michael Horelick. Nancy and Frank Allen, Karen Fein, Gene Laks (photographer), and David Weiss also attended, but are not in the photo.

ALBANY–About 25 members of The Renaissance Group (TRG) of Congregation Beth Emeth in Albany traveled to the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, Mass. for a recent Shabbat Torah study led by Cantor Jodi Schechtman.

“Following her presentation and lively discussion we stayed to enjoy the rehearsal of the Boson Symphony Orchestra as well as to nosh and visit each other,” said Susan Hager, co-chairwoman of TRG. The Boston Symphony Orchestra rehearsed its performance of Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Bernstein.

TRG, launched in 2015, offers social, educational and ritual opportunities to a diverse group of Beth Emeth members 50 years of age or older.

Information about TRG’s upcoming events, may be obtained by contacting Hager at or Joe Schwartz at

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