November 19, 2017

Special Event: 18th Annual Holiday Reception – December 10th

The Alumni Club of Greater Boston would like to invite BNC members to join Brandeis Alumni at their 18th Annual Holiday Reception at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. This is a unique chance to learn about JFK and his family from Brandeis experts while exploring the library and museum after hours.

Our featured speakers will be Karen Adler Abramson ’85, the director of archives at the library and museum, and Brandeis Professor Eileen McNamara.

Heavy hors d’oeuvres and a drink will be served.

RSVP by Monday December 4th. 

See more details here.


Event: Lunch with Hallie – December 1

Join us on December 1st in welcoming award-winning author Hallie Ephron. Ephron’s suspenseful works have been reviewed as “deliciously creepy”, while grounded in a realistic world. Her newest book, You’ll Never Know, Dear, tells the story of a child’s disappearance and her doll that could reveal her fate. Ephron is a four-time Mary Higgins Clark Award finalist, in addition to a Edgar Award finalist for her how-to-write book.

Help us welcome Ephron to the chapter at SKY Restaurant as she enlightens us about the world of suspenseful writing.

Fall Bulletin

The BNC Boston Fall Bulletin is here! If you haven’t checked it out yet we highly recommend you do. This bulletin is jam-packed with exciting activities for our members this season including:

  • An Author Luncheon
  • Art Adventures
  • Potpourri
  • Study Groups
  • BNC leadership contact information
  • Community involvement information

Check out the Bulletin here!

Event: Opening Meeting – September 11

We are so excited to announce BNC Boston’s Opening Meeting to kick off the year! The Opening Meeting is a great way to reconnect with fellow members and a chance for new members to learn more about BNC and the chapter. We can’t wait to see everyone and enjoy a potluck brunch with all our members.

Our featured speaker for this event is Jessica Liebowitz, wife of Brandeis University President Ron Liebowitz, who will be speaking on “First Year Impressions”. This year we will also be holding a “Bring Yours, Buy Theirs” Jewelry sale with all proceeds going towards the BNC Book Fund.

Please RSVP to Abby Raelin with which food you will be bringing at or (781) 444-9258

Further details can be found in the Bulletin.

To Be Or Not To Be

As nervy as it is hilarious, this screwball masterpiece from Ernst Lubitsch stars the incomparable Jack Benny and Carole Lombard as husband-and-wife thespians caught up in a dangerous spy plot in Nazi-occupied Warsaw. A 1942 Hollywood film of the boldest black humor, it went into production soon after the U.S. entered World War II. Lubitsch brilliantly balances political satire, romance, slapstick, and urgent wartime suspense in a comic high-wire act that has never been equaled. Featuring a Q&A w/ Thomas Doherty, Brandeis Professor & author of “Hollywood and Hitler”.

75TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT on Tuesday, May 16, 7:00 pm at Coolidge Corner Theatre.

“One of the most perfectly structured and audacious of screen comedies.” –Time Out London

“Lubitsch’s finest achievement, certainly one of the most profound, emotionally complex comedies ever made.” –Chicago Reader

For additional information regarding prices and to RSVP, please contact Leslie Pearlstein (

Salad Competition!

Dust off your cookbooks, use your favorite recipe or search the internet for a new one… It’s a salad competition!

Win a prize in your category which can be:

Main-dish Salads, Green Salads, Vegetable/Grains/Rice/Pasta Salads

Bring your favorite salad and join this friendly competition. Your dish does not have to be entered into the contest if you don’t want it to be…we will enjoy your contribution either way.

General Guidelines:

Your dish must be homemade and served cold or at room temperature.

Entries for judging must be there by 10:30 am.

Fruit salads and desserts are welcome and needed, although they won’t be included in the competition. (we’ll save that for another time)

The competition takes place during the closing meeting. To RSVP and for inquiries, please contact Anita Gelfand (

Hope to see many of you there!

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



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