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Spring Luncheon

Spring Luncheon
BNC Gotham Chapter – Thursday, June 6, 2019
12:00 Noon
420 East 59TH Street
Please join us for a very special day
to connect with new and old friends while enjoying
an authentic Italian and Mediterranean three course meal. Lunch will include coffee or tea and a glass of wine.
Installation of officers 2019-2020
Special guest speaker : Ingrid Schorr
Director of the Arts at Brandeis University
She will speak about Leonard Bernstein.
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Please send checks payable to BNC to:
Joyce Cohen
75 Lotus Oval North
Valley Stream NY 11581
Any amount over $54 is a charitable contribution to the Brandeis National Committee’s Magnify the Mind: Advancing Neuroscience Research.


Get ready for Spring 2019 with our new events! Click here for details.

New Bulletin

Our Fall 2018 bulletin is now available for your review here.

Cocktails and Conversation

May 18, 2017 
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
At the home of Marsha Stoller  (5th Avenue and E. 93rd St) 

Please join us for this special gathering of Brandeis alumni, BNC members, and friends for refreshments and a brief presentation by James Gibert, director of planned giving, and M’Lissa Brennan, director of strategy and development. You will learn about creative gift options that provide tax advantages today, life income gifts, as well as future gifts that will cost you nothing now.

This is not a fundraiser — it is an opportunity for you to learn about ways you can benefit and also meet the future needs of Brandeis. Both James and M’Lissa will be available to answer any questions you may have.

RSVP to M’Lissa Brennan by May 15 via email at or call 781-736-4178.


Apples to Apples: Just an Illusion

University on Wheels with Professor Don Katz for March 31 in New York City

New York-area Brandeis National Committee members and friends are invited to attend a seminar on Friday, March 31st with Professor Don Katz, who will discuss our sensory brain in his lecture, “Apples to Apples: Just an Illusion.”
People are comfortable in the belief that their sensory systems tell them what is out there in the world. An apple looks like an apple and tastes like an apple, and so we know it’s an apple. In reality, however, this belief  while comforting) is misguided: The information we get from our eyes and tongue is, in fact, highly ambiguous. Far from reporting “what’s out there,” the job of our sensory brain is to guess what’s out there, a job that it performs by putting together as many different sources of ambiguous information as it can.
Professor Katz will show the sensory process in action, demonstrating how easy it is to change what something tastes like and even looks like. These demonstrations are not merely parlor tricks – what they reveal is that illusions, which we like to think represent our sensory systems malfunctioning, are in fact the very basis of perception.
The event, will be held at 10:30 AM at the Barbizon Condominiums, 3rd Fl. 140 E.63 Street.
Admission is $15 per person, payable to BNC, to Shelley Greene, 165 E. 72 St. #2K, NY, NY 10021.

Meet Ron and Sandra Levy

Including a bequest or charitable gift annuity in your estate plan is an easy and rewarding way to support Brandeis University and its students. You can receive guaranteed, fixed income payments for life. Rates are locked in at the time you donate. To learn more, please contact M’Lissa Brennan at 781-736-4178 or email at

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