November 25, 2017

The Next Two 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. Feel free to start making your decisions of which events you want to attend. We 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
Sun 11/19 05:30 Ladies’ Night Out – Mosaic Cuisine and Cafe – Rockville
3B Mon 11/20 02:00 Knit and Stitch B
6 Sun 11/26 07:00 Sunday News Groups A.B.C
7 Mon 11/27 10:00 Mystery Book Club
8 Mon 11/27 12:30 Women in Literature
3C Mon 11/27 01:30 Knit and Stitch C
26 Tue 11/28 01:30 Canasta
10A Wed 11/29 10:00 We’re Talking Movies A
10B Wed 11/29 01:30 We’re Talking Movies B
10C Wed 11/29 12:30 We’re Talking Movies C
10D Wed 11/29 01:30 We’re Talking Movies D
27 Thu 11/30 10:30 Are You Balanced?
28 Thu 11/30 01:30 Making Specialty Cards
1 Fri 12/01 10:00 Drama Discussion
26 Fri 12/01 01:30 Canasta

 

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 Tuesday, September 12, 2017
1:30-4:30 p.m. Temple Beth Ami, Rockville, MD

JSSA Hospice Friday, November 3, 2017
1:30-4:30 p.m. Wood Hill Road Rockville, MD
Knitters, crocheters, stitchers, yarn, scissors needed.

Comfort Cases Monday, Febuary 5, 2018
assemble (new) items for foster children on Shady Grove Road in Rockville
2:00-5:00 p.m. Shady Grove Road, Rockville, MD

Rainbow Place Tuesday, March 13, 2018
cooking casseroles for an emergency women’s shelter1:00 p.m.
Activity to be held at a member’s home in Silver Spring, MD

For info, contact Linda R.

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

 

 

 

Fashion Show at Lord & Taylor

For Flyer, click here

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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.

The Last Few Weeks of Add Color to Your Life with Brandeis

Our 2016-2017 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 files provided here.  We have a wide variety of events. Feel free to start making your decisions of which events you want to attend. We look forward to seeing you at many of them.
SG for Web Sept through January
SG for Web Feb through June
To see pictures from some previous events, click here.

Upcoming Events
No. Day mm/dd Time Event
2A,D Mon 09/12 02:00 Knit and Stitch A,D
65 Wed 06/14 11:30 American Art Museum/Lunder Conservation Center
47B Fri 06/16 10:00 Great Decisions–Group B–Singles and Couples
47A Fri 06/16 02:00 Great Decisions–Group A—Couples Only
66 Tue 06/20 11:30 Food and Friends
14 Wed 06/21 10:30 Best Sellers Book Club
21D Wed 06/21 01:30 We’re Talking Movies -Group D
10A Sun 06/25 07:00 A. Current Events
10B Sun 06/25 07:00 B. The News Group
10C Sun 06/25 07:00 C. News Discussion
11 Mon 06/26 10:00 Mystery Book Club
12 Mon 06/26 12:30 Women in Literature
2B Mon 06/26 01:30 Knit and Stitch B
21C Wed 06/28 12:00 We’re Talking Movies -Group 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.

Birthday Greetings 2017

Birthday Greetings Expanded

birthdaypresentsFor 2017 we will extend the animated birthday greetings service to not only include group birthday wishes to participating Brandeis members but members will now be able send personal birthday wishes to friends and family members. These messages will be sent close to the actual birth date but I cannot promise it will be sent on the actual day. The greeting will include an appropriate animated graphic, a birthday message and will be signed any way you request. Each birthday greeting will be $1.00. At the beginning of each quarter the list of the members celebrating birthdays will be sent to the entire membership. The new form will include space for you to request these new personal greetings.

For more information call Roz Auerbach 301-977-3791 The first quarter 2017 email will be sent in late December. All money collected will be used to support SUSTAINING THE MIND.

Train Your Brain (Game Day – 2017)

Brandeis National Committee, Greater Washington DC Chapter invites you to Train Your Brain Day (aka Game Day)
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Location: Leisure World Club House I, Ballroom
3700 Rossmoor Blvd., Silver Spring, MD 20906
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time: 10:30-2:30 (Registration to begin at 10:00)
Cost: $30

Includes:
Continental Breakfast
Buffet Lunch

Proceeds to benefit Brandeis University’s Scholarship Campaign Fund

Play Bridge, Canasta, Mah Jongg, Scrabble, Rummy Q or try a new game. Bring your friends, your partners, or just yourself.
Use the form below to let us know what you wish to play. Remember to bring a game, cards, or a Mah Jongg set and plan to have a relaxing fun filled time. PLEASE DO NOT BRING CARD SHUFFLERS.
For questions or concerns call Sybil or Shelby.
Please mail the completed form below with an individual $30.00 check for each player to Sybil by Monday, January 9, 2017. Checks should be made payable to BNC. See the flyer in the Blast or get address from Study Guide.
——————————————————————————————————————————
Name _________________________________________________________
Phone ____________________________
Email ____________________________________________
 I am playing ______________ (game) with ______________________________________________
 I would like to play_____________ (game), but I need playmates.
Enclosed is $________ for ________ (no. of players)

Special Event – The Ruth Gruber Story

On Sunday, November 13, 2016, 11 a.m. at Norbeck Country Club we are having Brunch, movie and discussion about Ruth Gruber. An exciting event as we are showing the film, AHEAD OF TIME – THE RUTH GRUBER STORY, the story of an amazing woman whose accomplishments were above and beyond the norm for her time and, for that matter, anytime. One of the executive producers will be our guest speaker and will lead a discussion about the film. Norbeck will be preparing a sumptuous Brunch/Lunch because, as you know, it is part of our Mission Statement, “a person has to eat”. To see the flyer and to make a reservation click here

Friedberg Announced as BNC National President

Madalyn Friedberg, from the Central Westchester chapter, who has served as national vice president of fundraising for the past year, succeeded Barbara Sander as the Brandeis National Committee’s national president on July 1. Madalyn joined the BNC in 1973, and will serve as a leader for the organization and its 41 chapters.

Friedberg joined the BNC at the urging of a friend. A mother of three young children, she was seeking a group of like-minded lifelong learners. She knew about Brandeis University because her father, David Felix, had been friendly with Lawrence Wien, the founder of Brandeis’ Wien International Scholarship Program.

“I liked the BNC women right away,” Friedberg says. “I remember the women didn’t ask what my husband did for a living or how many children I had. They cared about who I was.”

As treasurer of the Central Westchester chapter for many years, she knows the financial advantages of establishing a charitable gift annuity for those interested in supporting the university. In 2015, Friedberg and her husband, Stephen, established a generous charitable gift annuity, planning to create another one this year.

“The premise on which the university was founded is very important to us,” Madalyn says. “Brandeis opened a whole world to people who needed an education. We want to do what we can to support Brandeis.”

http://www.brandeis.edu/magazine/2016/summer/imprint.html

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