September 23, 2017

Fall Bulletin

Our new bulletin is now available! Check out events for the September and October months. We hope to see you there and refresh our connection to Brandeis University.

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Community Service – DreamKeepers and Tour

Tour of the Family Recovery Center – Monday, September 11 at 1:00 p.m.

1100 Sportfisher Dr. Oceanside, CA  92054


Learn about DreamKeepers – this year’s community service project 

The chapter’s Board has adopted DreamKeepers as our community service project for this year. DreamKeepers is a volunteer organization, a support group, which helps provide for the daily needs of mothers and children who live at the Family Recovery Center in Oceanside.

For more information, to RSVP (by Friday Sept 8), or to arrange carpools or delivery of your contribution, please contact Community Service Chair Judy Winter at  or (858) 794-0538.


The BNC Year Begins!

Don’t miss our first event of the BNC year – The Annual Opening Meeting/Study Group Showcase Luncheon

Wednesday, August 30th at 10:30 a.m. at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, 1505 Lomas Santa Fe Dr, Solana Beach

Guest speaker: Shelly Moses, San Diego Jewish Academy Legacy Heritage Teacher Leadership Fellow, just home from the Brandeis Campus, where she participated in the Brandeis University Teacher Leadership program. Read more about her in the July-August Bulletin online here.

Coordinators and leaders will briefly present their study groups.

Reserve your place with a $35 check payable to BNC, by August 23

Mail to Lenore Shapp, 12583 Montellano Terrace, San Diego, CA  92130  (858-792-6954)

Also:  Please choose a main dish______ Chicken piccata   ______ Grilled salmon and spinach salad  ______ Wine country salad mixed greens with Brie, grapes, mandarin oranges, etc.



Installation Celebration Lunch June 14

Come to our Installation Party and Celebration June 14, 11:30 a.m., at at the home of Iris Kanter, 3703 Four Peaks Street, Carlsbad. Lunch will be catered by Soup Plantation. Honor the outgoing and welcome the new officers and committees with a party! Please send $25 (check to BNC) to Suzie Kaplan, 6991 Batista St., San Diego, CA  92111

Tour the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) June 5

Join us June 5, 10:30 till noon, at 5345 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, for a fascinating look at the GIA and the work it does. Established in 1931, the GIA is the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, colored stones, and pearls. The nonprofit organization does research, sets standards, and established the internationally used grading system for diamonds.  Tour is limited to the first 25, and don’t expect free samples!  Please send $10 (check to BNC) to Cynthia Birnbaum, 8515 Costa Verde Blvd. #702, San Diego 92122

Share the Brandeis freshman book experience May 17

Even if you don’t read Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood, come hear about them and their world, ‘meet’ the author via DVD, and visit with the Brandeis freshmen. Lunch will be served, catered by Panera, and there will be plenty of time to socialize. Sponsored by the Contemporary Literature Study Group and facilitated by Llyn Mallen, the program will feature a video of the author addressing the freshman class.

May 17 – 12:30 p.m. at the Carlsbad Dove Library Community Room, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad

Please send $25 (check to BNC)  to Lenore Shapp, 12583 Montellano Terrace, San Diego 92130.   Proceeds to Sustaining the Mind.


Featuring fabulous entertainment by the husband and wife team, Wendy and Rik.  An elegant European Brunch will be served –  savory crepes and eggs Florentine,  baskets of warm pastries, fresh seasonal fruit, and best of all, an over- the-top surprise dessert.  To benefit the BNC Scholarship Campaign: $59 or $79 – or $99 for priority seating. Watch for your invitation in the mail.

Jewish Film Festival


BNC will be a community partner of the Jewish Film Festival,

Presenting The Women’s Balcony

at the Carlsbad Theater, 2822 State Street, Carlsbad

Sunday, February 19 at 4:00

Special discounted price – $12.00 (check payable to BNC)

Please mail to Bea Sklarewitz, 4025 Canario Street #241, Carlsbad 92008  by February 6.

You MUST include a stamped self-addressed envelope in order to receive your tickets.

University on Wheels 2017

Direct from the Brandeis campus: Dr. Don Katz, Professor of uow-busPsychology

Apples to Apples: Just an Illusion

An apple looks like an apple and tastes like an apple, so we know it’s an apple. Or do we? How do our brains determine what we like to eat – or don’t – and other tales of perception.

January 11    11:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

The Crossings, 5800 The Crossings Drive, Carlsbad

Cocktail party reception January 10    4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

at the home of Linda and Marvin Epstein

$55 or $65, party: $25 (reserved for those attending the luncheon and their spouses and signif others)

Checks to Suzie Kaplan by Jan. 2. Contact her for menu choices  858-487-1422

It’s a Hanukkah Happening!

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Sunday, December 18   noon to 2:00 p.m.

at The Vi at La Jolla Village,  8515 Costa Verde Blvd,  San Diego.

Enjoy a traditional holiday lunch and a dessert buffet. Door prize!

Hanukah foods, games, a sing-along, and lots of ‘tradition, tradition!’

$36 ($13 tax deductible)

Mail check (made out to BNC) by Dec. 2

to Suzie Kaplan, 6991 Batista Street, San Diego, CA 92111

Carpools available, complimentary parking


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