August 13, 2020

All BNC Chapter Events Cancelled

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all remaining chapter events from mid March through June, 2020 have been cancelled. Our Live & Learn Committee is currently meeting to plan virtual events for the fall. National dues can be paid through the online link on the website or by sending in a check. Dues will need to be paid by September 1, 2020 to participate in the FREE virtual classes sponsored by our chapter, other chapters around the country, and the National office. Please contact our chapter president, Diane Burkom, at or 410-486-4972 if you need anything or have any questions or concerns.

April 2020 General Meeting

Our general meeting on April 23 will take place at 1:00 pm at the Hadassah office on Old Court Road, preceded by a board meeting (open to all) at noon. We will show the documentary film, The Jewish Journey: America. The film explores what it meant to be part of a tight-knit Jewish community and make the heartbreaking choice to leave family behind, whether for economic opportunity or to escape persecution. Incredible archival photographs and footage bring to life the personal stories of first to fourth generation Americans who took a leap of faith and made it to America however they could.

Many of our Brandeis current and past members lived through the war years, some in Europe and some here in America, with different life stories. Following the movie we will hear from members and compare and contrast the varying experiences.

Miller’s Deli Fundraiser

Miller’s Deli is offering the Baltimore Chapter of BNC a Special Evening on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. From 4:30 pm till closing, Miller’s will donate 10% of the entire income for the evening, including Eat-in, Take-out, and Alcohol, to our chapter. Bring your family and friends to support this fundraiser!

2020 Closing Luncheon

Our closing luncheon meeting will be held on Thursday May 14 at 11:30 at the Suburban Country Club. We are fortunate to have Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt as our guest speaker. Her presentation will cover short and long-term goals as Chief of Police, what is being done about antisemitism in Baltimore County, including safety in schools and places of worship, as well as other topics of interest to Baltimore County residents. Watch for your invitation in the mail.

BNC Baltimore Coming to You

Because many of our life members and those from previous years now live in retirement residences, some of whom with mobility issues, the Baltimore Chapter of BNC will offer visits from present members to these homes, bringing activities to share or simply providing companionship while maintaining an association with Brandeis.

Two or more present members will schedule these meetings well in advance. Residents may bring any friends to these get-togethers they may wish. We look forward to visiting with our past and life members. If you would like to request such a visit, or you would like to join us in making these visits, please call or email Leslie Sandler, 410-443-6366 or, or Suzanne Strutt, 410-561-5516 or

2019 Opening Meeting – Save the Date!

Plan to join us on Thursday, September 19 for our opening luncheon. We will hear David Weinstein talk about the life of Eddie Cantor. Look for your invitation in the mail in August with all the details!

Federation of Jewish Women’s Organizations of Maryland 2019 Opening Event

Before our Chapter opening meeting and luncheon at 11:30, come to the Federation morning meeting to meet the new Baltimore County Police Chief!

Glenstone Art Museum Tour and Lunch

Join Your BNC Friends for a Day in Potomac – Friday, October 11, 2019 – featuring a tour of the Glenstone Art Museum following lunch at Normandie Farm (famous for their popovers!)

9:30 am — bus leaves from the Greenspring Shopping Center
11:00 am — buffet lunch
2:00 pm — tour the grounds and buildings at Glenstone for about 2.5 hours
5:00 pm — bus leaves Glenstone, returning to Baltimore about 6:30

NOTE: this is primarily an outdoor venue with lots of walking required. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Trip happens rain or shine.

This trip is open to all BNC members and their friends. RSVP by sending a check for $75 payable to BNC-Baltimore to Beverly Silberman, 2 High Stepper Court, Apt. 106, Baltimore, MD 21208
Questions – email Rena Shenk at

Fashion Fundraiser – Fall Edition

On Thursday, October 31, 2019, please join us for this unique museum experience at the Maryland Historical Society.

Spectrum of Fashion will feature over 3000 original items of fashion covering four centuries. Each piece displayed will have had a genealogical search and background information will be presented.

A docent will take us through this exhibit at 1:00 pm to explain how the exhibit came together, the stories that the pieces tell, and will look at some of the highlights of the gallery.

$10 (payable to BNC) plus the cost of museum admission on day of trip. Museum admission is free for museum members, $10 for non-members.

RSVP by sending a check payable to BNC-Baltimore to Diane Burkom, 7213 Denberg Road, Baltimore, MD 21209. Questions? Call Diane at 410-486-4972.

Proceeds benefit Brandeis University’s Sustaining the Mind Campaign

Boscov’s Fundraiser – October 16

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, BNC will once again be participating in the Boscov’s Department Store’s popular fundraising event “Friends Helping Friends Day”.

Everyone who purchases a $5 shopping pass will receive a 25% discount on purchases made during the “Friends Helping Friends Day” and be eligible for door prizes.  BNC gets to keep $5 for each pass sold.  We will begin selling passes at the opening luncheon and August Board Meeting.

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