September 28, 2023

Spring Luncheon

Join us on Wednesday, May 1st, for our special Spring luncheon with Lary Bloom, author of Sol LeWitt: A Life of Ideas. See our bulletin for more details.

September Bulletin and Fall Luncheon

BNC Hartford is excited to announce our September bulletin has arrived! We welcome our members to a new year filled with exciting events and learning opportunities. As always, the bulletin is filled with news about events and members, as well as important information from leadership about the chapter and signing up for events.

To kick the year off, the first major event is the Fall luncheon on October 18th. Our guest speaker will be Nancy Lublin, founder of Dress for Success, CEO of “Do Something”, and CEO of a Crisis Hotline. There are also many on-going study groups to choose from across a wide range of topics. With groups for short stories, books of different genres, Judaism, foreign film, law, art, history, cooking, museum tours and more, we are sure that all of our members will find something of interest.

Fall 2018 Bulletin

Event: Spring Luncheon – May 8th

BNC Hartford invites you to our Annual Spring Luncheon event. This year’s featured guest is Lucy Nalpathanchil, host of “Where We Live”. You can tune in on WNPR.

Lucy Nalpathanchil has nearly 2o years of radio reporting experience, covering education, immigration, juvenile justice, welfare, veteran affairs, and the military. In Connecticut, Lucy has focused on immigration, and immigration related policies.

Proceeds from this event will go towards Brandeis’ Sustaining the Mind fund. We will also be collecting nonperishable Kosher food to donate to Jewish Family Services.

Spring Bulletin

We are so excited to announce our Spring Bulletin is here! We have packed this season full of exciting activities, including on-going study groups and special one time events. The highlights of this spring are the highly anticipated Spring Luncheon with Lucy Nalpathanchil, tours, guest speakers, and trips. Our study groups span a range of topics including literature, Judaism studies, film, and law.

Check out the bulletin for further event details, contact information, and reservation forms.

Spring 2018 Bulletin

Event: Movie and Discussion – December 25th

Join us on December 25th for some lively discussion over dinner! Attend an afternoon film on your own and then we will meet up at 6 pm at Shu Restaurant for dinner and discussion. All are welcome to meet the group just for the dinner! Please call Charlotte Bazer at 860 233 8034 if you would like to join us.

Event: Brandeis Book Fund and New Member Event – November 7th

Join us on November 7th for BNC Hartford’s Book Fund and New Member event at the home of Judy Silver! This event will feature Elizabeth Brundage, author of All Things Cease to Appear. New BNC members who joined in 2016 or 2017 are complimentary, all others should purchase a $18 Louis Brandeis Tribute Card as their “ticket” to this event.

All Things Cease to Appear is a dark, twisting novel combining elements of noir and gothic fiction. Revolving around a small rural community in New York, a murder, and a psychopath, this novel examines the dynamics of marriage and small-town life while unwinding a web of lies.

RSVP by Thursday November 2nd. Please see the event flyer (below) for further details.

Book Fund & New Member’s Event Flyer

Event: Fall Luncheon – October 18th

Please join us at BNC Hartford’s Fall Luncheon event and help us welcome author Martha Hall Kelly!  Martha Hall Kelly’s debut novel, Lilac Girls, depicts the intertwined stories of three remarkable women during World War 2. This New York Times bestseller is sure to capture the heart and interest of any historical fiction buff or fans of Sarah’s Key (by Tatiana de Rosnay). At the luncheon Martha Hall Kelly will be speaking about her research for the book into the true life of Caroline Ferriday; the American socialite, actress, and French Resistance supporter from who Lilac Girls draws inspiration.

The luncheon will be held a the Golf Club of Avon on October 18th with all proceeds going towards the Catalyst for the Future Scholarship Fund.

All reservation forms must be received by October 13th!

The form and further details can be found in the Fall Bulletin.

Fall Bulletin

Our new fall bulletin has arrived! Hope to see you this fall. Click here to see all of our exciting events.

Event: Springfield Museum of Art Tours, September 7

Are you a fan of modern art and/or jewels and gems and/or Doctor Seuss? Then you should join BNC Hartford at the Springfield Museum of Art on September 7th! During this event we will go on three docent-led tours taking us through the worlds and works of Chagall and Doctor Seuss as well as an exhibit of gems and bejeweled art pieces from around the world.

Marc Chagall is known as a prominent modernist artist and a quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century. His Eastern European Jewish roots served as inspiration, especially in earlier works, as he would continue to advance modernism in essentially every medium. During Chagall’s tour we will learn about the artist and his contemporaries. The museum also hosts a Chagall for Children exhibit that you should feel free to check out unguided.

Doctor Seuss, beloved children’s writer, is celebrated in the brand new The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum. Theodor Geisel, the Doctor himself, was a Springfield native. The museum itself was created in collaboration with his family. Through our tour we will learn about its creation and the man himself.

The Jeweled Objects of Desire tour will take us through the world of jewels and gems in their use in art and decoration. The exhibit features both objects designed to be precious and everyday objects made special by their adornment.


This event has a limit of 15 people, so register ASAP! 

Tours begin at 10:30 a.m. and last about 1 1/2 hours in total.

This event costs $11 to be paid at the door, and $6 BNC registration fee to be mailed to Amy Silverman along with the registration form.

Please call Beverly Gans at (860) 242-8258 if you would like to be included in the lunch reservation at the Student Prince Restaurant.

Please see the Registration Form below for more details.

Museum Tours Registration Form


Event: Winslow Homer Exhibit, August 21

Come learn with BNC Hartford about one of America’s foremost painters of the 19th century. On August 21st, we will be embarking on our second BNC event of the year to the Mattatuck Museum, in Waterbury, to learn about Winslow Homer and view prints of his work. Homer, a prolific self-taught painter, produced work both commercially and privately. This exhibit contains around 100 select prints from engravings used for commercial print donated by David and Ann Jones, and will be accompanied by several paintings on loan from other Connecticut institutions. This overview of the artist’s work will be presented thematically, reflecting the events and concerns of the country during 19th century. Themes include the Civil War, domestic life, women’s roles, nature, and popular entertainment.

This event will give us an illuminating view into American history as well as an appreciation for a notable artist. After the tour please join us for lunch at the Signature Restaurant. The registration deadline is August 14! 


Monday, August 21 –Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury.

-Free parking behind the museum.

-10:15 arrival for a one hour docent led tour.

-$6 Brandeis registration fee ($10 guest fee) plus $9 docent fee to be paid in CASH at the door.

Register by August 14.

-We will make a reservation for a group lunch (pay your own way) at Signatures Restaurant across the green.

-Contact the registrar Amy Silverman with questions: brandeishartford@gmail.com860-232-2452.


Please use the form below for registration or print the form here.


NAME ______________________________________________________________________


GUEST’s Name_______________________________________________________________


Email _______________________________________________________________________


Phone ________________________________ Cell Phone _____________________________


I/We will join the group for lunch ________

I need a ride ________


$6 member registration; $10 guest fee, payable to BNC.

Mail to Amy Silverman
60 Cassandra Blvd., #309,
West Hartford, CT

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