July 13, 2020

SAVE THE DATE FOR UOW (University on Wheels)

Brandeis University and BNC Present
University on Wheels
powered by the Conejo Valley, San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles Chapters

Civil Liberties and the Fifth Amendment

What are your Fifth Amendment rights? Can your “right to remain silent” be used against you in a court of law? The answers may surprise you.

Join us for a fascinating presentation by Daniel Breen, Sr. Lecturer in Legal Studies at Brandeis University. Dr. Breen is an expert in American law as it relates to the history of the Republic. He will discuss legal cases, both historic and more recent that have led to the modern debate over the Fifth Amendment now raging in state and federal courts throughout the country.

You won’t want to miss this very special program!
UOW was a sell-out last year and those without reservations were turned away at the door.
Sign up now!

Date: January 10th
Time: 10:30 am-2:30 pm
Cost: $50.00*
(includes a delicious brunch of bagels, lox, eggs, & more)
Braemar Country Club
4001 Reseda Blvd
Tarzana Ca 91356

Any amount over $39 is considered a donation to benefit Brandeis University’s Sustaining the Mind fund in support of medical research to find cures for neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS.

ORIENTATION COFFEE FOR NEW AND PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS

CONEJO VALLEY CHAPTER INVITES YOU TO ATTEND 
AN ORIENTATION COFFEE ESPECIALLY DESIGNED
TO SHOW NEW AND PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS 
ALL WE HAVE TO OFFER.
 
As a current or future member of the greatest BNC chapter that there is, you should know all that is available to you. I know that you have met many of our wonderful members who are so very dedicated to the research and scholarship of Brandeis University.  But have you found out all that we can offer YOU with our two exciting annual luncheons per year, our informative special events, and, of course, our stimulating study groups? You can even sign up for your favorite study groups now.
 
We are planning this orientation for Wednesday, September 11 at 9:30 A.M. for socializing and then beginning the meeting at 10:00. It will be at the home of our gracious member, Elaine Blonder, and we will fill you in on all the areas of Brandeis Conejo Valley Chapter that you can take advantage of and enjoy.
Please RSVP to Elaine Leff:  elainel@socal.rr.com to get address to the event

GAME DAY IS BACK!!!

BRANDEIS NATIONAL COMMITTEE
THE CONEJO VALLEY CHAPTER
INVITES YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS
TO ENJOY

GAME DAY

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21st, 2019
10:00 – 3:00
Admission: $65 Per Person

NORTH RANCH COUNTRY CLUB
4761 VALLEY SPRING RD – WESTLAKE VILLAGE

Enjoy the game of your choice, door prizes and a truly elegant buffet luncheon.

Please CLICK HERE to download your invitation and mail to the address on the form!

All proceeds benefit research at Brandeis University to find cures for Alzheimer’s, ALS, Parkinson’s and other neuro-degenerative diseases

ANOTHER EXCITING BRANDEIS CONEJO VALLEY SPECIAL EVENT

Mark Your Calendar for
Wednesday, March 13th

Burt Sigal, Engineer and Scientist, will discuss Technological Change and the Future of Work and Jobs, He will explore some of these changes, their impacts, and the variety of positive and negative “unintended consequences” and conjecture about what might lie ahead.

Burt had worked in aerospace, commercial companies, and for NASA at the Jet Propulsion Labs in Pasadena. He has lectured at AJU, the Skirball, Pierce’s Encore Program, and Savvy Seniors, to name a few.

Wednesday, March 13th at 1:00 -2:30 PM
Agoura Hills Calabasas Community Center
27040 Malibu Hills Road
Calabasas, CA 9130

Tickets are $20 a person if reserved in advance
or $22 at the door.

R.S.V.P. to:
Jessie jbrra@aol.com
or Frona: kidzathart@aol.com

Mail checks (payable to Brandeis University)
with names of attendees to
Frona DeCovnick,
5544 Ranthom Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Any amount over $2.50 is considered a donation to Brandeis University’s Magnify the Mind Campaign to find cures for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, ALS and Parkinson’s.

BOOKS ‘N BRUNCH

*SAVE THE DATE*
BOOKS ‘N BRUNCH
TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2019
NORTH RANCH COUNTRY CLUB
WESTLAKE VILLAGE
RETURN ENGAGEMENT BACK BY POPULAR DEMANDLISA SEE

We are thrilled to have Ms. See back with us to talk about her newest book, “Island of Sea Women”.

Don’t miss this exciting event.

 

Brandeis University on Wheels – Tuesday. January 8th, 2019

Brandeis University on Wheels – Tuesday. January 8th, 2019

We are teaming up again with two other chapters for this event. Join the Conejo Valley, San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles Chapters on Tuesday, January 8th to learn and enjoy a presentation by Brandeis Professor Ryan McKittrick .

The American Musical from the 19th Century to “Hamilton”

Professor McKittrick’s presentation includes the evolution of the American musical from its roots in the 19th century through the 20th century (“Showboat,” “Porgy and Bess,” “South Pacific,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Cabaret”) to current Broadway hits, including “Waitress” and “Hamilton.” His talk will feature scenes from famous film adaptations, as well as clips from more recent productions.

Ryan McKittrick is Assistant Professor of Theater Arts at Brandeis University and the Director of Artistic Programs/Dramaturg at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.). Working with directors from around the world, he has served as the lead dramaturg on more than thirty professional productions of dramas, musicals, and operas, over half of which were world premieres. His articles on theater have appeared in many publications.

Sign up now!

Date: January 8th
Time: 10:30 am-2:30 pm
Cost: $45.00 (includes a delicious Lox and Bagel Brunch)

BraeMar Country Club
4001 Reseda Blvd
Tarzana Ca 91356

Click here to download your order form.

Make checks payable to Brandeis University – Wrire “CONEJO UOW” on the memo line

Send your checks to:
Nomi Ron
3727 Canoga Ave #112
Woodland Hills CA 91367

Anything over $32.00 is a charitable contribution to the “Magnify the Mind” campaign which benefits research in Neurodegenerative diseases.

Musical Holiday Celebration


Brandeis Conejo Valley Chapter presents

The Incomparable Bonnie Bowden

in a Musical Holiday Celebration

Our holiday program will take place on Tuesday,
December 18 from 1:00 -3:00 PM
at the Marvin E. Smith Community Room,
Thousand Oaks Library 1401 E. Janss Rd.,
Thousand Oaks, CA

Refreshments will be served.

Versatile and melodic, from Jazz to Pop and Broadway to Classical, the lilting voice of Coloratura Soprano Bonnie Bowden has graced stages and media across the globe. She began singing at the age of three. Throughout her Texas childhood she performed in schools, churches, talent shows and beauty contests. Her budding talent and promising young spirit were recognized with Duncanville High School accolades as a four time gold medalist in Solo Classical Performance at the University of Texas Austin Interscholastic League competitions.

Bonnie’s first professional singing job was at Six Flags Over Texas. Moving to California, she landed a solo position at Disneyland on the Sound Castle Stage in Tomorrowland. From there she joined Sergio Mendes and toured the world many times over with Brasil 77 and Brasil 88. Her TV credits include several appearances on Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin, Mike Douglas, Dinah Shore and the Midnight Special.

Throughout her career she has had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of musicians and entertainers. Among them are Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stevie Wonder, Hubert Laws, Dori Caymmi, Dave Grusin, Steve Allen, The Tex Beneke Orchestra, The Mills Brothers, Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gormé, Robert Klein, Pete Barbutti, Sergio Mendes and her husband guitarist David Amaro.

Equally at home on stage or in studio, her vocal solos have been featured on many recordings throughout the years. A multilingual performer, she sings in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Latin and Portuguese. Her recording of Victor Herbert’s “Indian Summer” arranged by the legendary Sammy Nestico and was nominated for a GRAMMY® in the Best Female Pop Vocal category.

She currently sings with big band jazz orchestras, small jazz ensembles, symphony orchestras and performs a one woman show featuring a variety of music from Jazz to Pop and Broadway to Classical.

R.S.V.P (click on the names to send email directly to the event VP’s)
Jessie jbrra@aol.com or Frona: kidzathart@aol.com

Donations are $20 with reservations or $22 at the door. Reservations are suggested and appreciated. Refreshments will be served.

Mail checks (payable to Brandeis University) to
Frona DeCovnick
5544 Ranthom Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Please bring unwrapped toys for Conejo Valley Charities and canned goods for SOVA Food Bank. If you can’t attend please leave toys at the nearest fire station and canned goods at Manna Food Bank, 3020 Crescent Way, Thousand Oaks.

Any amount over $3 is considered a donation to benefit Brandeis University’s Magnify the Mind Campaign in support of medical research to find cures for neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS.

Louis Brandeis Award

We are very excited to announce that the BNC Conejo Valley chapter has won the Louis Brandeis Award for 2018. This award recognizes the achievements of the chapter in various areas over the past year including meeting financial and membership goals, running study groups with Brandeis authored study guides, hosting a University on Wheels program, serving the community, and participating in leadership development training, among other criteria.

We would like to thank all of our members and chapter leadership for their support of Brandeis University and enthusiastic participation in chapter activities. We look forward to spending another wonderful year learning, exploring, and supporting Brandeis together.

Sukkot: September 23 – 30, 2018

The seven days of Sukkot – celebrated by dwelling in the sukkah, taking the Four Kinds, and rejoicing – are followed by Simchat Torah.

Sukkot – when we expose ourselves to the elements in greenery – covered huts – commemorates G-d sheltering our ancestors as they traveled from Egypt to the Promised Land. The Four Kinds express our unity and our belief in G-d’s omnipresence.

Coming after the solemn High Holidays, it is a time of joy and happiness!

BNC Conejo Valley Board
wish our
Jewish Members
a Healthy, Sweet,
and
Happy New Year.

 

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