October 27, 2021

Study Groups

Study groups, also known as Learning Opportunities, are an integral part of BNC Conejo Valley. They provide our members with a place to gather, spend time with friends, and meet new people with similar interests.

Check whats happening with our Study Groups!

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN JOINING NEW STUDY GROUPS?
LET US KNOW HOW WE CAN PLACE YOU!
WE 3 V.P.s ARE JUST WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU.

National dues ($60) are due in July
but you can pay now and get it done.
It’s easy! Go on line and pay with your credit card. Go to https://www.brandeis.edu/bnc and click on “Renew”
Or Google Brandeis National Committee and you can get to the same website. Paying on line is faster and your payment is recorded more quickly and accurately.

Study Group fees of $18(check made out to Brandeis University)
will be collected by the Coordinator of each of your groups. Leaders and Coordinators can start collecting $15 checks any time now. Just be sure to make the check out to Brandeis University and write the name of your group on the memo line.


YES! WE ARE CONTINUING OUR FABULOUS STUDY GROUPS!

Dear Members:

Thank you for your continued participation in our chapter’s Study Groups! Doing so allows us to support our larger Brandeis Community! Our financial support not only extends towards renowned Scientific Research & World Class Libraries, but to the commitment of promoting an equitable and just society.

Stay Connected and Happier Through
Brandeis Study Groups and Programs

The Brandeis Men’s Participation Committee, whose mission it is to increase men’s activities through the development of new study groups and special events of particular interest to men, wants you to know that socialization and mental stimulation is available to you now.

Cassie Mogilner Holmes, associate professor of behavioral decision making in the UCLA Anderson School of Management, says “It’s not only possible, but it is essential to stay connected. Social connection – feeling connected to people in our life and having a sense of belonging – is the most important ingredient to being happy now”. The structure already exists: Brandeis study groups and upcoming programs.

If your study group isn’t currently having online meetings, contact your study group leader and encourage him/her to develop a format for reactivating the group via ZOOM, Google Duo and Microsoft GoToMeeting.

If your leader needs technical assistance, he/she can contact Alvira Klain, 818-884-8569, etty10@hotmail.com

 


GREAT NEWS!
OUR STUDY GROUPS CONTINUE
TO THRIVE & GROW!

WE EXTEND THE WARMEST OF WELCOMES TO YOU
TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STUDY GROUPS LISTED BELOW.
SPACE IS IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE!
JOIN IN THE STIMULATING VIRTUAL CAMARADERIE!

 


“Zooming” STUDY GROUPS


Elaine Leff (click here to send email directly to Elaine) elainel@socal.rr.com
~ Women in the Know: Women’s Current Events 2nd Tuesday, 1:00 pm
~ Legal Divas: Women’s Legal Puzzler 2nd Monday 10:30 am
~ Hot Topics: Men’s Current Events 3rd Wednesday 10:00 am
~ Drama Queens: Women’s Multi Media Discussion Group 3rd Sat. 3:30 pm
~ Legal Eagles: Women’s Legal Puzzler 2nd Thursday 1pm
~ Current Event Mavins: Men’s CE 2nd Tuesday 9:30 am

Florence Prushan: (click here to send email directly to Florence) florenceprushan@me.com
New Historical Fiction Book Club: newly forming
The Unbook Club: Interested in critiquing books you have read, offer recommendations, share your reading joys? Contact Linda Brown: onphat14@yahoo.com for further details.
~ Anything Goes: Women’s Discussion Group 2nd Thursday 10:00 am
~ Book Ends: Women’s Book Club 3rd Monday 1:00 pm
~ Keep It Short: Men’s/Women’s Short Story Book Club 2nd Wednesday 1:00 pm
~ Monday Book Tribe: Women’s Book Club 1st Monday Noon
~ Let’s Talk: Women’s Discussion 2nd Wed. 10:30 am
~ Life & Times: Women’s Discussion 3rd Tuesday 10:00 am
~ Notable Women: Women’s Discussion 2nd Monday 10:30 am
~ Women Behind the Presidents: Women’s Discussion 2nd Thursday 1:00 pm
~ Mystic Mavens: Kabbalah 3rd Wednesday 1:00 pm
~ Bits & Pieces: 3rd Thursday 10:00 am Ladies Potpourri
~ Mixed Bag: Couples Potpourri 1st Fri. 7:30

The Unbook Club: Interested in critiquing books you have read, offer recommendations, share your reading joys? We are hoping to create a new Study Group where everyone isn’t required to read the same book at the same time but shares their reading experiences. Considering a Tuesday or Thursday, Contact Linda Brown: onphat14@yahoo.com for further details.

Mixed Bag: Couples Potpourri:1st Friday 7:30 Couples Potpourri
~ Women in Transition: Women’s Discussion: 2nd Monday 9:45am

Janet Brasler (click here to send email directly to Janet) Jbrazlips@gmail.com
We are excited to announce two stimulating new Study Group concepts for your consideration. Ultimately it will be up to you, our members, to direct and define the group’s content. These groups are initiated by the Men’s Participation Committee:

Multidimensional, historic/contemporary discussion of War: Military, diplomatic, philosophical, social, political & economic dimensions of human conflict. Defense policy, strategic planning, ethics, deterrence theory and discussing books and/or movies about war.

Social/emotional Support Group for men or men and women, facilitated by a professional psychologist/Rabbi/or other clergy. Addressing spouses disabilities, caregiver issues, bereavement, isolation, loneliness.

Ladies Just for Laughs: 2nd Monday 10:30 am – an uplifting new Women’s Study Group focusing on light-hearted, positive, laughter & joy. Is your interested piqued? Doris Goldberg has agreed to take on the leadership role: dorisgberg@yahoo.com 805 258 6096

~ Advances in Science: Men’s Hot Topics 2nd Wed. 1pm
~ Monday Morning Quarterbacks: Men’s discussion 1st Monday 10:00 am
~ Knosh & Knowledge: Women’s discussion 4th Tuesday Noon
~ Art & About: Women’s Art Group 4th Thursday 10:00 am
~ Just For Fun: 4th Wednesday Ladies Virtual on the Town
~ Just for Laughs: Men’s discussion comedy/jokes 1st Friday 2 pm Contact Frank Phillips 805-807-4847, letsbfrank44@verizon.net.

SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE OPPORTUNITIES

Thank you to those members who have shown an interest in our support for the Hope of the Valley Homeless Project and Temple Or Ami in their Sova Food Drive..

Penny Greenblatt – penny935@aol.com  
Janet Brasler – Jbrazlips@gmail.com

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We will be generating waiting lists for the other groups.

IF YOUR GROUP IS NOT ON THE LIST AND IS ZOOMING, PLEASE LET US KNOW.

HAS YOUR GROUP STOPPED “MEETING” AND WANT TO JOIN OR START A DIFFERENT TYPE OF GROUP? LET US KNOW.

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STAY CONNECTED WITH
UPCOMING VIRTUAL PROGRAMS AT BNC

Alumni, parents, Brandeis National Committee members and friends are invited to participate in these virtual programs! All events take place online via Zoom.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing instructions on joining the event via Zoom.


CLICK HERE FOR COMPREHENSIVE LIST of study groups so you can “shop around”.

Not all groups are operating during COVID-19 shut-down, but many are creative and keeping on line regular meetings. Contact the appropriate Study Group VP if you want to set up on-line or zoom connection for your group!

CLICK HERE FOR FULL Study Group Schedule: 09-2020


Thank you,

  Your Study Group Vice Presidents:

FLORENCE PRUSHAN – florenceprushan@me.com (click here to send email directly to FLORENCE)

ELAINE LEFF – elainel@socal.rr.com (click here to send email directly to ELAINE)

JANET BRASLER – jbrazlips@gmail.com (click here to send email directly to JANET)

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