July 16, 2018

Birthday Greetings 2018


Our birthday greeting project is a fundraiser which enables members to send an adorable animated birthday email greeting to a friend for a donation of $1.00 per greeting and help the chapter raise money for Sustaining the Mind. One Greeting is sent with all the names listed. It is completely voluntary. No information is taken from registration forms. Members who wish to participate send an email with month and day of their birthday to the birthday greeting chair-person. A master list is compiled and quarterly a list is sent to the entire membership of the birthday ladies for the coming 3 months. Friends then circle the names on the list and send in a check made out to BNC for $1.00 per name. At the beginning of each month each birthday “girl” gets an adorable animated email greeting card listing all those who have wished them a happy birthday.

In the 3 years the program has been in operation over $4500 has been raised to support Sustaining the Mind at absolutely no cost to the chapter.To be included for 2018, email your month and date to Cathy

Spring Installation Luncheon, May 15, 2018

You are invited to a wonderful day Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
The Spring Installation Luncheon is being held at Congregation Har Shalom with Registration at 9 a.m., a Continental Breakfast, Boutique, & Restaurant Silent Auction (Auction Winning Bids – Checks Only)
The Program begins at 10:15.
Leslie Milk, Lifestyle Editor of the Washingtonian, is our featured speaker. And there will be a preview of the newest fashions with a show by Ibhana Creations.
Committee chairs are Marsha Bokman, Linda Cohen, and Marcia Hahn. Check your mail for the invitation.
To see the invitation, click here.

2017 Book and Author Luncheon – The Beauty Of Books

Our annual Book & Author Luncheon is coming up; being held at Congregation Har Shalom on October 18, 2017. Registration and Boutique begins at 9:00, program at 10:15. Be sure to make your reservation quickly See the invitation by clicking here and read about the authors and their books.

The Last Few Weeks of The Beauty of Brandeis – Study Guide and Handbook

Our 2017-2018 Study Guide has been published. If you don’t have your own personal copy, click below to look at all of the Study Guide offerings by opening the file provided here. We have a wide variety of events and look forward to seeing you at many of them.

To read the web version of the Study Guide, click here.
To see pictures from some previous events of 2016-17, click here.

Upcoming Events
No. Day mm/dd Time Event
48 Fri 06/08 10:00 Great Decisions
3A Mon 06/11 02:00 Knit and Stitch A
62 Tue 06/12 01:00 National Cathedral Tour and Tea
3B Mon 06/18 02:00 Knit and Stitch B
14 Wed 06/20 10:30 Best Sellers Book Club
63 Thu 06/21 11:30 Food and Friends
48 Fri 06/22 10:00 Great Decisions
6 Sun 06/24 07:00 Sunday News Groups
7 Mon 06/25 10:00 Mystery Book Club
8 Mon 06/25 12:30 Women in Literature
3C Mon 06/25 01:30 Knit and Stitch C
10C Wed 06/27 12:30 We’re Talking Movies C

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
When Montgomery County Schools are closed due to inclement weather all Brandeis events will be cancelled. If Montgomery County Public Schools issues a two-hour delay, Brandeis events will take place.

Social Justice Group Events

One of the values of the university and part of our mission is to practice social justice. Come participate in these activities to do a good deed, to make new friends and to have fun together.

Days for Girls meeting dates for summer 2018: On June 24, July 22 and Aug. 26, 2018, meetings will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Contact: Barbara E.

For info, contact Linda R.

2107 Spring Installation Luncheon

Brandeis National Committee
Greater Washington Chapter
Invites you to our
Spring Installation Luncheon
Monday, May 1, 2017


9:00 a.m. Registration, Boutique, and
Restaurant Silent Auction
Auction Winning Bids–Checks Only
10:15 a.m. Program Begins
Bethesda Marriott
5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD
“Complimentary Parking”
Co-Presidents
Honey Edell and Tina Levine
Committee Chairs
Joan Forest
Elaine Gillespie
Janet Muenz
Livia Weinstein
Proceeds to benefit
Brandeis University Scholarship Fund

Guest Speakers

Esther Safran Foer

Esther Safran Foer is the past CEO of Sixth & I, a downtown cultural hub and historic synagogue. Under Esther’s leadership Sixth & I created world class programming from book talks with renowned authors to a wide range of musical performances.  Reinvented as a Jewish institution after being a church for 50 years, Sixth & I includes all Jewish denominations studying and observing Jewish holidays under the same roof. Sixth & I has been nationally recognized as    “a new paradigm for Jewish life.” Esther has been personally recognized as one of “The Forward 50” Jewish leaders in the country and last year was named by Washingtonian magazine as one of the most powerful women in Washington, DC.

Matthew Logan

Matthew Logan is the Executive Director of Montgomery County Historical Society, which collects, preserves, interprets, and shares the histories of all of Montgomery County’s residents. Throughout his career as an executive, he has built the capacity and effectiveness of small nonprofit organizations in the Washington, DC metro area. Beginning in 1998, he led Potomac Conservancy, a regional conservation group, through a period of rapid and sustained growth. He later founded and served as the first president of the C&O Canal Trust, an official partner of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. With the Trust he developed a series of successful programs, most notably Canal Quarters, which was recognized by the federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation with its Chairman’s Award for Achievement in Historic Preservation.

Matthew holds Master’s degrees in environment/land use planning and United States history. He lives with his son and daughter in Kensington, Maryland.

 

Installation 2017-2018
Executive Committee

Co-Presidents: Tina Levine, Elaine Moss
Vice-Presidents:
Administrative: Margie Lappen
Book Fund: Linda Horowitz
Membership: Judy Blickstein and Lorraine Rose
Special Events: Marlene Goldschmidt, Gail Rubinson,
Joni Sommer
Study Guide: Margot Raphael and Libby Waldman Strugatch
Accounts Payable Treasurer: Ellen Glazer
Accounts Receivable Treasurer: Cecily Slater
Administrative Secretary: Shelby Herman
Corresponding Secretary: Sandy Pincus-Rush
Financial Secretary: Sandy Levinson
Recording Secretary: MaryEllen Stein
Registrar: Roz Auerbach
Parliamentarians: Roberta Feigen and Harriet Sturm
Nominating Committee Chair: Honey Edell
Nominating Committee: Janet Batlan, Sybil Cantor,
Barbara Fayne, Suzanne Giacalone, Beth Ingber,
Beth Smith
Alternates: Sheila Schrier and Sandy Shapiro
Directors 2017–2018:
Rhonda Cole, Etta Doris, Laura Epstein, Barbara Etkind, Susan Friedman, Marjorie Furhmann, Heather Greenspan, Bobbye Hertzbach, Denise Kahn, Toby Kullback,
Susan Leshner, Joyce Riseberg, Sue Rudo, Cynthia Silverstein, Livia Weinstein, Marilyn Wilder
Directors 2017–2019:
Sandy Crausman, Linda Cohen, Joan DiConstanzo,
Linda Epstein, Ann Friedman, Cathy Friedman,
Sandy Greenfield, Carolyn Gross, Michele Miller,
Debra Nysenbaum, Linda Raden, Sue Seligson,
Myrna Shenkler, Lu Shifrin, Joy Shuman, Nancy Silver

Advance Reservations Only
Members $70   Non-Member$ 80

Reservations due by April 14th

Name   
Phone   
Email   

 

Lunch   

        Quinoa salad, tofu, roasted vegetables

       Quinoa salad, salmon, roasted vegetables

        Marsala chicken, herbed gnocchi, roasted vegetables

Dessert

       Fruit cup

       Chocolate cake with chocolate sauce

Please seat me with:                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Total enclosed:   $         

I am unable to attend but would like to contribute $______

to the Scholarship Fund.

Make checks payable to BNC and mail to:
Ellen Glazer

Dietary restrictions:  Contact Joan B

 

Your Community Service Contributions Make a Difference


In April members brought hygiene and baby products for NCCF-National Center for Children and Families. Your donations will help to supply their boutique where clients from NCCF’s emergency shelters and transitional homes shop free of charge for clothes/provisions needed.
We thank you for your generous contributions.
Suzanne Giacalone, Linda Hofberg, Barbara Rose  Co Chairs

 

 

 

Bette Aschkenasy Lunch & Learn

March 21, 2017  but for older flyer, click here

Brandeis National Committee – Greater Washington Chapter
Invites you to The Bette Aschkenasy 2017

LUNCH & LEARN
new date: March 21, 2017

 

HEROES AMONG US

Every Hero has a Story

Patty Walker Retired Police Captain of the Division of Major Crimes

Jim Resnick Retired Battalion Chief of Fire and Rescue Services

Jeanmarie Sentel Retired special  Agent  for NCIS

Date:  March 21, 2017
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Place: Temple Beth Ami, Rockville, MD

Resevation: Call Sue Rudo if cannot come or if now can come.

 

 

Fashion Show at Lord & Taylor

For Flyer, click here

unnamedBrandeis National Committee
Greater Washington Chapter
and
Lord & Taylor
invite you to a day of
fabulous fashion, food, and fun!
at
Lord & Taylor
White Flint

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
10:30 – 2:00

 

Add Color to Your Life

Chapter of the Year 2016

20160828CongratulationsNumber1It is with great pleasure that we announce the good news that our chapter has been chosen, out of all chapters across the country, as the Chapter of the Year. This is a tribute to our unbelievable membership who supported us every step of the way. Without them, there would be no such award. You know the saying, “It takes a village”, this award is a testament to that for sure.
Our membership is the best! We have the hardest workers, most supportive, friendliest and fun-loving group. Not only did their efforts contribute to this award, but we also received a “Louie” which is another award congratulating our excellence.
Thank you everyone. We look forward to our continued success.

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