March 24, 2017

Cocktail Reception- Save the Date!

Join the Brandeis National Committee Greater Boston chapter for a special cocktail reception at the home of Alexis and Bruce Magid. Learn how to be involved with Brandeis University, make new friends and continue education. Proceeds go towards support Brandeis National Committee Scholarship Campaign. With your help, we can ensure that all students, regardless of background can achieve a strong, admirable education – at Brandeis University.

Gustazo Cuban Restaurant and Cafe, Waltham

The word Gustazo implies great pleasure, and we hope that you will join us on Friday, December 2, 2016 to experience a delightful array of flavors! The Gustazo Cuban Restaurant and Cafe in Waltham, MA is renowned for its authentic Cuban flavors and its decor featuring modern Cuban art. Its interpretations of classic Cuban foods attract people from all over, so sign up for a lunch soon since space is only limited to 20 people!

Cost: $28 for members, $33 for non members



Art Adventures Fall 2016

We have exciting artistic adventures coming up this fall! From a tour of the Addison Museum and Andover Inn, where we will explore the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman, to an Art and Architecture trip of the Boston Public Library, we have you covered! For more details and reservations, please contact Marilyn Howard at



Fiddler on the Roof

Join us for everyone’s favorite show on Sunday, December 11th! Your kids and grandkids can experience this musical masterpiece along with you at New Repertory Theater in Watertown. You can meet the outstanding actors afterwards! For anyone who would like to get together for lunch before the show, we will meet at 12: 30 pm at Branch Line Restaurant, right next to the theater (cost of lunch not included).


$65.00 members

$70.00 non-members

For reservations, contact Bev Cohen at



Art Keeps Us Human


Opening Meeting

Join us for one of the favorite events of the year! Everyone is in a festive mood–happy to see friends after the summer hiatus, welcoming new members, meeting prospective members, enjoying our entertainment AND feasting on our delectable brunch buffet!

Book & Author Luncheon

Book and Author Luncheon
November 7, 2016 at noon
Boutiques open at 10:00 am

The Lantana, 43 Scanlon Drive, Randolph, MA
All proceeds to benefit the BNC Scholarship Campaign
downloadTova Mirvis is the author of three novels, Visible City, The Outside World and The Ladies Auxiliary, which was a national bestseller. Her essays have appeared in various anthologies and newspapers including The New York Times Book Review, The Boston Globe Magazine, Commentary, Good Housekeeping, and Poets and Writers, and her fiction has been broadcast on National Public Radio. She has been a Scholar in Residence at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University, and Visiting Scholar at The Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center.
Visible City is an intimate and provocative novel about three couples whose paths intersect in their New York City neighborhood, forcing them all to weigh the comfort of stability against the costs of change. With enormous empathy and a keen observational eye, Tova introduces a constellation of characters we all know: twenty-somethings unsure about commitments they haven’t yet made; thirty-somethings unsure about the ones they have; and sixty-somethings whose empty nest causes all sorts of doubt. Visible City invites us to examine those all-important forks in the road, and the conflict between desire and loyalty.
hood1Ann Hood is the editor of Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting and the best-selling author of The Book That Matters Most, The Knitting Circle, The Red Thread, Comfort, and An Italian Wife, among other works. She is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, a Best American Spiritual Writing Award, a Best American Food Writing Award, a Best American Travel Writing Award, and the Paul Bowles Prize for Short Fiction.
In The Book That Matters Most, Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group’s goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood—one that helped her through the traumas of the untimely deaths of her sister and mother. Her mission is to find that book and its enigmatic author takes her on a quest that unravels the secrets of her past and offers her and her daughter, Maggie, the chance to remake their lives. It is an enthralling novel about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature.

download (1)William Landay is the best-selling author of Mission Flats (winner of The Dagger Award for Best Debut Crime Novel), The Strangler and Defending Jacob (winner of the Strand Magazine Award for Best Mystery Novel. His novels have been lauded by critics, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. A graduate of Yale University and Boston College Law School, he was an assistant district attorney before turning to writing.
A gripping tale of murder, the search for justice, and the anguish of parently love. Defending Jacob asks us all to face dark physchological issues: is there such a thing as a `murder gene’? How well do we know our own children? Are some people inherently evil? How much should parents protect their children when those children pose a threat to society? Set in Newton, Defending Jacob strikes very close to home. It gets to the heart of who we are as families and as members of a close-knit community. Named one of the best books of the year by Entertainment Weekly, The Boston Globe, Kansas City Star, Toronto Globe and Mail, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kirkus Reviews.

Fall Bulletin

Our fall bulletin is here!! Don’t miss out on one of BNC’s most active chapter. Programs fill up quickly, so take a look and register. Let your friends know about BNC and the joy in supporting Brandeis University.

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Join us at Alumni College

AC4_poster_FINALJoin Brandeis for a full day of learning with professors Eileen McNamara, Stephen Whitfield, Jonathan Sarna, Katy Graddy and more! Registration is easy and secure online – click here. Reserve your spot today for an experience of a lifetime!

Meet Arthur and Leslie Pearlstein

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