July 16, 2019

Brandeis Events 2016-2017

We had something to interest everyone in 2016-2017:  Deis flicks,  an art walk,  home tour, cooking class, and English tea, as well as our yearly book and author event and spring luncheon.  Make sure you don’t miss any future events, join Brandeis  today!

Click on event name to see a flyer with the particulars.

NOVEMBER 2016

DECEMBER 2016

JANUARY 2017

FEBRUARY 2017

MARCH 2017

APRIL 2017

SHOWCASE 2016 SIGN UP FORM

SHOWCASE 2016:
October 18, 2016
THE VUE
44-500 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells

SHOWCASE MENU ($48 per person $10 tax deductible) All net proceeds will benefit the Brandeis Scholarship Fund
Monies must be received by October 11, 2016

Main Course (Choose one):
(A) Cobb Salad
(B) Modified Cobb Salad (minus bacon)
(C) Vegetarian Option (if desired) is Pasta Primavera
Dessert: Key Lime Pie

Please print out this form, complete and attach your payment.
Make your check payable to: BRANDEIS NATIONAL COMMITTEE
Mail to: Rose Levy, 78075 Banyon Grove Court, Palm Desert, CA 92211

Name(s):_______________________________________________________

Meal Choice(s):_________________________________________________

Phone:_________________ E-mail:____________________________________________

Address:__________________________________________________________________

City, State & Zip:___________________________________________________________

Please reserve ________ seats @ $48.00 per person Enclosed is my check in the amount of $____________________

Please seat me with:____________________________________________________

Make your check payable to: BRANDEIS NATIONAL COMMITTEE Mail to: Rose Levy, 78075 Banyon Grove Court, Palm Desert, CA 92211 jsk 9/7/16

Other Groups

If you want to get together to discuss and share ideas on current events or other topics of interest, or if you just want to get together to “schmooze” check out the this season’s offerings!

Remember you must be a current Brandeis National Committee member to participate in a Study Group.   Unless otherwise stated there is a $15 per person fee to join each Study Group.  Fill out our Registration Form and join today!

Unless otherwise indicated by the coordinator, Study Groups will be held at the homes of participants.  All participants are expected to volunteer their homes and act as facilitators during the 2016-2017 season.  Prior to the first meeting, the coordinator will contact all those signed up for study groups to confirm active membership in the group.

SPECIAL NOTE: JUDY SHULTZ will be maintaining a Wait List for all Groups and Events that are filled. Email judithashultz@gmail.com or call 760-200-8673 to be placed on a closed Group or Event Wait List.

BRUCE BLANK’S MEN’S NIGHT OUT
Coordinator:  Bruce Blank, 760-200-4009, blblank1935@gmail.com
When:  3rd Thursday of the month
First Meeting Date:  October 20th at 7:00 pm
Where:  Home of Bruce Blank, 78352 Valley Vista, Sun City
Description:  Men’s only get together for dinner and a movie.
Cost:  $15.00
 
GERI WEISS’ MEN’S LUNCH BUNCH 
Coordinator:  Geri Weiss, 760-200-8770, gersue3327@yahoo.com
When: 1st Tuesday of the month at noon
First Meeting Date:  November 7th noon
Where:  Various Restaurants
Description:  Members of the group get together for lunch at various restaurants to join in discussions on a variety of topics, i.e. current events, sports. Cost for lunch is approx. $15.00. Members will be notified of the location of the first lunch.
Cost:  $15.00
BEVERLY ROSS’ NEW LUNCH BUNCH
Coordinator:  Beverly Ross, 760-771-3335, beverlyrross@gmail.com
When:  2nd Friday of the month at noon
Where:  Various Restaurants
Description:  Enjoy lunch with old and new friends. Separate checks when possible. Prix Fixe, including drink, tip and tax approximately $25.00.  Members will receive info about the first lunch via email from Beverly.
Cost:  $15.00
LEO EISENBERG’S LET’S SCHMOOZE IN YIDDISH – FILLED

JUDY SHULTZ will be maintaining a Wait List for all Groups and Events that are filled. Email judithashultz@gmail.com or call 760-200-8673 to be place on a closed Group or Event Wait List.

Coordinator:  Leo Eisenberg, 248-939-0384, leoeismd@aol.com
When:  1st Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm
First Meeting Date:  December 1st at 7:00 pm
Where: Home of Leo Eisenberg. 37537 Heritage Way, Sun City
Description:  Join us for the evening to “Schmooze in Yiddish” and rekindle memories of the language of our roots.
Cost:  $15.00
JOAN SIMMONS-ISAACS – BROADWAY PLAYWRIGHTS (PAST & PRESENT)
Coordinator:  Joan Isaacs, 760-360-4423, jrspresents@gmail.com
When:  2nd Thursday on the month at 1:30 pm
First Meeting  Date:  November 10th at 1:30 pm
Where:  Home of Joan Isaacs, 37209 Skycrest Rd., Sun City
Description:  The group will meet to discuss Broadway playwrights from Arthur Miller to current Tony winners. The group will also read excerpts from various plays.
Cost:  $15.00
LEAH SCHWEITZER “WRITING FROM OUT OF OUR LIVES”  – FILLED

JUDY SHULTZ will be maintaining a Wait List for all Groups and Events that are filled. Email judithashultz@gmail.com or call 760-200-8673 to be place on a closed Group or Event Wait List.

Coordinator:  Leah Schweitzer, 760-360-2457, Leyeleh@aol.com
When:  3rd Thursday of the month at 1:30 pm
Where:  Home of Leah Schweitzer, 78376 Kistler Way, Sun City
Description:  Together, in a safe, inspiring environment, we will discover the magic in writing about our past and present.  With guided suggestions and exercises, we will honor those special moments that have made our lives so rich and memorable.
Cost:  $15.00    Limit – 10 participants
SANDY WEISENBERG’S NEW FAMILY DYNAMICS GROUP  
Coordinator:  Sandy Weisenberg, 760-674-9282, sandytalking@msn.com
When:  1st Monday of the month at 1:30
First Meeting Date:  November 7 at 1:30
Where:  Will be announced in advance of the 1st meeting.
Description:  The group will use poetry by Judith Viorst to stimulate discussions on aging, families, and ourselves.
Cost:  $15.00
WOMEN WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Coordinators:  Judy Levine, 760-636-6656, judithlevine@comcast.net
Yarol Rudman, 760-469-2785, yrudman8661@gmail.com
When:  2nd Monday of the month at 1:30 pm
First Meeting Date:  November 14 at 1:30
Where: Home of Yarol Rudman, 78859 Putting Green Dr., Sun City
Description:  This group will choose women past and present who have made a significant impact on the world, society, and their community.  The group will have discussions about the lives of these significant women and the traits they possessed that enabled them to “make a difference.”
Cost:  $15.00

2016-2017 Learning Opportunities

All attendees must be Brandeis members.

BOOK GROUPS

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MOVIE GROUPS
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OTHER GROUPS

2016-2017 Book Groups

Like to read and discuss what you read? Then consider joining one or more of our book discussion groups. Remember you must be a current Brandeis National Committee member to participate in a Study Group.   Unless otherwise stated there is a $15 per person fee to join each Study Group.  Fill out our Registration Form and join today!

Unless otherwise indicated by the coordinator, Study Groups will be held at the homes of participants.  All participants are expected to volunteer their homes and act as facilitators during the 2016-2017 season.  Prior to the first meeting, the coordinator will contact all those signed up for study groups to confirm active membership in the group.

SPECIAL NOTE: JUDY SHULTZ will be maintaining a Wait List for all Groups and Events that are filled. Email judithashultz@gmail.com or call 760-200-8673 to be placed on a closed Group or Event Wait List.

 

MAGGIE HENDERSON’S SHORT STORY GROUP
Coordinator: Maggie Henderson, 760-772-7357, bobmaghenderson@gmail.com
When: 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 pm
First Meeting Date: November 14th at 7:00 pm
Where: Home of Maggie Henderson, 39332 Fernwood Glen, Sun CityDescription: Group will discuss interesting short stories, essays and poetry selected by the facilitator from the Pushcart Series.
Cost: $15.00

IRV COHEN’S MEN’S BOOK GROUP (FICTION/NONFICTION)
Coordinator:  Irv Cohen, 760-772-6436, irvcohen77@gmail.com
When:  2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 pm
First Meeting Date:  November 14th 7:00 pm
Where: Home of Irv Cohen, 39293 Fernwood Glen Ct., Sun City
Note:  Very informal format
Cost:  $15.00

Movie Groups

Are you a movie buff who wants to share your thoughts and hear what others think about a film? Then consider joining one or more of our movie discussion groups. Check out the many movie discussion groups for the 2016-2017 season.

Remember you must be a current Brandeis National Committee member to participate in a Study Group.  (Fill out our Registration Form and join today!) Unless otherwise stated there is a $15 per person fee to join each Study Group.

Unless otherwise indicated by the coordinator, Study Groups will be held at the homes of participants.  All participants are expected to volunteer their homes and act as facilitators during the 2016-2017 season.  Prior to the first meeting, the coordinator will contact all those signed up for study groups to confirm active membership in the group.

 

CAROL RADIN’S NEW MOVIE GROUP
Coordinator: Carol Radin, 760-565-0029, acradin@gmail.com
When: 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 pm
First Meeting Date: November 20, 2016
Where: Home of Carol Radin, 35646 Rosemont Dr., Sun City

Description: Carol will conduct an organizational meeting to help participants develop this new group.
Cost: $15.00

Learning Opportunities

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Do you want to take part in some special activities?  Check out our 2018-2019  LIST OF GROUPS .    Even if you are not sure where your interests lie, you will be able to check out the many LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES our chapter will offer this season.  If you’re interested, be sure to click on our Study Group Sign-up Sheet. 

You must be a current Brandeis National Committee member to participate in study groups.  Fill out our Local BNC DESERT CHAPTER Membership Registration Form and let us know your interests.  Or apply online using the BNC Registration Form and join today!

SPECIAL NOTE:  As in the past, we will be maintaining a Wait List for all Groups and Events that are filled.

 

 

Spotlight on. . .

Over the coming months, we’re going to put the spolight on our members, past current and new on this page. We hope you’ll join us in commemorating those who no longer are with us, discover some wonderfully unusual and creative people in our midst, and meet new Brandeis friends.  In the process, we know you will gain wonderful insight into our members and the good work we do for Brandeis National through our BNC Desert Chapter.

in memorium

Our Desert Chapter mourns the loss of one of our members, Shirley Cohen.

Our deeshirley cohen 2pest condolences to her family.

 

 

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introducing

JUDITH KARON (picture, left).  When she arrived in Sun City a little more than a year ago, Judith Karon knew she was going to play bridge and probably explore volunteer opportunities. Having moved here from Northern Minnesota knowing only one person, she asked one of the women she met, Rita Ban (picture, right), how she kept herself busy. An invitation to a Brandeis’s New Member Event was just the ticket! It was quickly followed by attending our Showcase. As a retired University administrator she found programs that were both intellectually stimulating (Current Legal Issues) and personally satisfying (Family Dynamics). Through these groups and special events, she wound up making new friends and putting down roots. According to Judith, “after living in the same place for over 40 years, the BNC Desert Chapter gave me just what I needed to feel at home and part of a real community!”

Tributes

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Brandeis National offers many Giving Opportunities. Or you may make a contribution through our local chapter if you wish to:

  • Honor someone special.
  • Send a Get Well wish to someone.
  • Send a Memorial in the name of someone special.
  • For any occasion, send an acknowledgement, such as:
    • My way of saying hello!
    • Grateful that you’re you!
    • You’re terrific!
    • Thanks for your help!
    • A little help for great education!

Click to print Tributes Order Form.

Upcoming Events

UPCOMING EVENTS.

The Desert Chapter of the Brandeis National Committee has planned an exciting year filled with many special events.  Keep reading so that you can access the HOT OFF THE PRESS link to the exciting season.

HOT OFF THE PRESS is your guide to the most current DESERT BNC EVENTS FLYERS AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION.  Visit often.

But first… don’t forget to  join or renew a Desert BNC membership today.  You can join in two ways:

 

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