Check out December’s 2013 study groups. Highlights are a History of Chocolate, Entertainers of Vaudeville, Ki Woon Huh Studio Tour, and Taste of Italy. … [Read More...]
Join us for a wonderful morning at Federation to kick off Chanukah. Our professional guest violinist, Laurie Vodnoy-Wright, will delight us with a variety of classical, pop and Yiddish music. Friday, December 6, 2013, 11:00 a.m -- 1:30 p.m. The Jewish Federation, 580 McIntosh Rd., … [Read More...]
Janet is a Brandeis “transfer” member. She joined Brandeis in Baltimore when she retired and it was a natural transition to make when she moved to Sarasota seven years ago. Why did this Pittsburgh born lady move to Sarasota? Her daughter and family lived here then but have since moved to Michigan. After living in glorious Sarasota, there is no way she is following them to Michigan! The joy of Brandeis for her is meeting like minded people who want to continue lifelong learning and to be involved in the world around them. For the last six years she has been the chairman extraordinaire of BNC Special Events. She enjoys using her creativity to plan an event with a lunch or dinner while connecting with the arts, architecture or history in Sarasota. There is a consistent and loyal turnout for these events but one of her former colleagues likened working with dynamic women with minds of their own to “nailing JELLO to a wall.” Oops!
If you have seen the beautiful centerpieces at the last two Book and Author Luncheons, then you have seen the artistic handiwork of Corky Schwartz. A snowbird from Chicago, she first came to Sarasota over 17 years ago. She and her husband, Gary (who is now a Brandeis member, too) were on vacation and loved Sarasota so much that they bought a home in The Meadows before they left town! Corky has been a Brandeis member since 2010 and although she has yet to hold an office, she has served on several committees. The variety of activities is what she likes best and whether it is ceramics, the Book and Author Luncheon or a Brandeis Study Group, she knows that she will be with others who enjoy Sarasota as much as she does. You might meet Corky at The Women’s Exchange or one of the many resale shops in town as she looks for that one of a kind bargain that most of the rest of us might just walk right by. This former teacher says that the three months she is in Sarasota is just is not enough time to do everything she wants to do! And the loss will be ours when she heads north.