Do You Know - Dennie Derringer - March 2022
DENNIE DERINGER is presently a Vice President in the
Sisterhood of Pembroke Pines Jewish Center and works very
hard as Membership chairperson.
Dennie was born and grew up on the Eastside of New York
(Manhattan). She attended Steward Park High School and then
went on to Bernard Baruch School of Business, which is part of
the College of City University of New York.
She gave birth to her daughter, Holly and the next year, she
gave birth to her son, Jeff. In 1960, the family moved to
Massapequa, N.Y. so the children could have a backyard in which
While living in Massapequa, she joined Temple Judea, where she remained for more
than 10 years and became very active in the Sisterhood. As a result, she served on the
Board of Directors for 9 years. Both of her children became B’Nai Mitzvot while living
there. In 1970, the family moved to Plantation, Florida since Carl had established a business
there. They then joined Kol Ami, which at that was meeting in a trailer.
In 1979, they moved back to Ft. Lee, New Jersey where they helped to organize a
Reform congregation as none existed.
In 1996, after becoming tired of all the snow and cold weather, they moved back to
Century Village in Pembroke Pines, Florida and joined Temple Beth Emet, which was
on Pembroke Road.
Carl was having much difficulty walking to temple so in 2013, they switched to the Village
Reform Congregation which was meeting in the Village and was more convenient.
In 2013, both Marty Deringer and Dennie lost their spouses and were very fortunate
to meet at the temple. In June of this year, Marty and Dennie will celebrate their fifth