July 31, 2014

REEL DISCUSSION SHARE YOUR OPINIONS AND IDEAS

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See this movie “WORDS AND PICTURES” on your own at a local theatre

Then come share your opinions and ideas
Discussion is on Tuesday July 1st. 1:30 Roskamp Center

All invited…..free….members….guests……wayfaring strangers/

For further information: lenoreweintraub@gmail.com 377-5958​

Our Apologies To You – Here Is The REAL READING LIST Of Modern Novels for 2014-15

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Read the book and come talk about it…….

Join your Brandeis friends by reading a mystery novel and then discussing it together!

MYSTERY NOVELS TO DISCUSS ARE:

Thursday July 10th at 1:30pm “WHY SHOOT A BUTLER” written by Georgette Heyer.

Thursday Aug. 14th at 1:30pm “THE SON” written by Jo NESBO

All discussions will be held at Roskamp Center 12 Street and N. Tamiami Trail

No study group card needed….no membership required….all readers and detectives invited.

Questions? lenoreweintraub@gmail.com or 377-5958

Come One Come All To The Free Summer Study Groups

Join BNC Sarasota’s Summer Study Group! Everyone is welcome to attend. See details in the attached flyer.

Summer Study Group

Reel Discussion

Title: REEL DISCUSSION
Location: ROSKAMP CENTER 12 St. and N. Tamiami Trail
Description: Movies to be announced
Start Time: 1:30pm
Date: 2014 AUG. 27

 

 

SUMMER STUDY GROUP ACTIVITIES

IF YOU WILL BE HERE FOR THE SUMMER OR PART OF THE SUMMER:

REEL DISCUSSIONS (MOVIES TO BE ANNOUNCED)
Dates: 6/3/, 7/1, 8/27

MYSTERY NOVELS (TITLES TO BE ANNOUNCED ONCE YOU HAVE SIGNED UP)
DATES: 7/10, 8/14

LOCATION: ROSKAMP CENTER 12 Street and N. Tamiami Trail
TIME: 1:30pm

QUESTIONS OR TO REGISTER – LENORE WEINTRAUB Lenore Weintraub

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Study Group Update

On Friday afternoon, April 4, 30 Brandeis National Committee members were treated to a one-of-a-kind Study Group at the Roskamp Center. Elinor Borenstine, daughter of Eddie Jacobson, a former Kansas City, Missouri, haberdashery partner of President Harry S. Truman, talked to our group and enthralled us with the story of how Eddie Jacobson influenced the President to recognize the State of Israel.

Mrs. Borenstine, age 93, resident of Sarasota, told stories, read letters, showed photos and talked of her continuing contact with the Truman Library on these matters. We were able to hear about a piece of our collective history from a first-source witness.

It was Eddie Jacobson, lifelong friend of Harry Truman, who was able to convince the President to recognize the State of Israel in the U.N in 1948. We were all mesmerized by her talk and awed by our ability to hear of this vitally important piece of Jewish history from the source.

 

THE KNOWN WORLD, Special Study Group

For two decades, the New Student Forum has fostered conversations between incoming first-years and notable authors. Over the summer, students are asked to read a selected work and come to campus prepared to discuss it with classmates, faculty and the author.  This year, the selection committee chose Edward P. Jones’ 2003 novel “The Known World,” an epic work of historical fiction exploring the life of a black slaveowner in the antebellum South. It won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize Award for Fiction in 2004.  This special study group will be held at the Roskamp Center on April 11th from 1:00 to 3:00p.

April Study Groups

AprilStudyGroupsYour schedule changes…you have a free day…company cancels. Check out the April listings as there are still some very interesting study groups that will be taking place. The month of April is still of ongoing interest, so please review our offerings and COME IF YOU CAN!! Call or email the Registrar or if this is last minute, just show up! You can attend one session before purchasing a study group card.

A Successful Art in the Afternoon

The 3rd and final event in the BNC’s Art in the Afternoon series concluded on March 11 at the Meadows Country Club with a stunning presentation by Phillip Gainsley, a regular voice on the Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast. The talk  featured  Stephen Sondheim, the greatest and best known artist in American musical theater.  Mr. Gainsley played music from Follies, Little Night Music, Merrily We Roll Along, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and West Side Story. While commenting on the Artist’s words and creative process, he even played comments in Sondheim’s own voice. It was a thrilling and informative talk. Upon completion, 47 BNC members adjourned to the dining room for a fresh salad lunch. All agreed that the series was spectacular again this year.

On Feb. 11, we spent a delightful time listening to Diane Steinbrink discuss the life and work of Neil Simon. She regaled us with stories about his personal history, and the humor and pathos of his vast body of work. He wrote over thirty plays and movie screenplays that are familiar to all of us including, “The Odd Couple,” “Barefoot in the Park,” and the trilogy of “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” “Biloxi Blues” and “Broadway Bound.” Diane performed several monologues from his various plays that illustrated his ability to see into the underlying feelings of his characters. Her performance was thoroughly enjoyed by all. We then adjourned into the light and lovely dining area for a nice lunch and conversation. We are all looking forward to another wonderful Art in the Afternoon next month on March 11.

On Tuesday January 14, the popular series, Art in the Afternoon, began its 5th successful year at the Meadows Country Club.  Jean Renoux spoke  on the Art and Architecture of Prague with a special emphasis on Jewish Prague.  Jean is a knowledgeable and experienced traveler with a sense of adventure who gave a witty tour of this elegant old world city and its famous residents,  including the Municipal Building, Franz Kafka , Alphonse Mucha, old synagogues, the golem, the Charles Bridge and the old clock in the Wenceslas Square. He contrasted this with wit and humor showing us the contemporary and irreverent sculptures in the city.
Following his talk we adjourned to the gracious light-filled dining room overlooking the golf course where 73 Brandeis members and their guests enjoyed a lovely salad lunch.

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