March 26, 2017

About Us

We enjoyed the hot months of July, August and September. With the summer behind us, we are entering the lovely fall season and looking forward to the beautiful foliage and approaching holiday season. November we will be visiting the 92nd street Y to hear Robin Wright help us better understand the Middle East situation. The Study Group Showcase will be on Thursday , November 19th, so you are free to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday. December 8 we are traveling to Berlin N.J. to the Chocolatarium. There will be no general meeting in December.

Congratulations to the Membership Committee for winning this year’s Membership award for most increased members and thank you to all our new members for making this award possible.

Did you know that Brandeis has the Brandeis Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism? Angel Echavarria was falsely accused of murder and spent 21 years in jail. Lindsay Markel worked on the case as the Schuster Institute Assistant Director. Ten years into his sentence Florence Graves, the founding director of the Schuster Institute and creator of the institute’s Justice Brandeis Law program which examines cases involving a likely wrongful conviction heard about Mr. Echavarria’s case. A new attorney submitted a motion for a new trial five years later using much of the Law Project Evidence. On May 18, his conviction was vacated and Mr. Echavarria became a free man. Lindsay Markel, ’08 who worked on this while at Brandeis, and now after graduating from law school will become a public defender in New Orleans. To learn all the details read your summer 2015 Brandeis magazine (page 8).

Tammy and Isabelle
Co-Presidents

BRANDEIS OFFICERS 2015 – 2016
Co-Presidents……………………………………………Tammy Goldhammer, Isabelle Tucker
Executive Vice-President………………………Elena Stolzer
Co-Vice President, Membership………………Mirta Burstyn, Phyllis Wegbreit
Co-Vice Presidents, Programs………………….Eileen Levine, Ilene Frielich
Co-Vice Presidents, Fund Raising……………..Marlene Metrick, Lorraine Okun.
Co-Vice Presidents, Study Groups…………….Susan Brim, Ilene Einzig
Treasurer………………………………………………….Helen Kaufman
Financial Secretary…………………………………Norma Rothstein
Corresponding Secretary…………………………Alberta Mandelblatt
Recording Secretary……………………………….Libby Mogilefsky

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