Your schedule changes…you have a free day…company cancels. Take a second look at March Study Groups to see if there is something you did not previously register for and might want to do now! 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.
On Friday, March 7 at 11: 30 am., there will be a reception for new and prospective members of Brandeis National Committee of Sarasota immediately following the general meeting. Men and women are invited to attend the meeting and brief reception and take advantage of a new member only 15- month membership. The meeting will be held on the Jewish Federation campus, 580 McIntosh Road, Sarasota, Florida. This is an opportunity to learn about the Brandeis mission and meet the Brandeis members. For more information call Joan Magiet at 941-346-7013
The Brandeis National Committee (BNC) of Sarasota will hold a General Meeting on the Jewish Federation Campus at 580 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. and is free and open to the public. Richard Russell, Executive Director of the Sarasota Opera will speak about the history of our Sarasota Opera, an important economic driver of our community. It will be a day of fun, history, charm and enjoyment! Light refreshments will be served. For more information about the meeting or BNC, contact Audrey Lourie at 941 927 1900 or email@example.com.
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.
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.
The University on Wheels Patron Party was held on January 11, 2014, at the home of Susan and Harold Halpern. The chapter welcomed acclaimed author Stephen McCauley, who spoke at the Sarasota Chapter of Brandeis National Committee’s University on Wheels on January 12th, shown here with event chairs Fran Spring and Shari Paler, Chapter President Shelly Youngelman, Regional President Norma Feinsod and National President, Barbara Sander.
The Sarasota Chapter of Brandeis National Committee held its 2013 Chanukah Party on December 6, 2013 at The Jewish Federation.
Laurie Vodnoy-Wright, known for her exceptional technique and versatility, entertained us with Yiddish and Chanukah music. It was great fun!
The delicious brunch was catered by Word of Mouth Catering. Although we didn’t have traditional latkes, Word of Mouth catered a fabulous brunch of quiche, scones, muffins, potatoes and array of fruits.
Members brought household goods and donations for Hope Family Services. They are a non-profit organization providing services to survivors of domestic violence. It is the tradition of our Chapter to support this organization for the holidays.
ARE YOU READY FOR A PROGRAM THAT WILL KEEP YOU AT THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT???? AND ONE THAT IS ON A VERY PERTINENT SUBJECT?
Join us for a series of lectures and lunch on 3 Tuesdays at 11:00 AM
Meadows Country Club, 3101 Longmeadow, Sarasota
January 14, 2014
JEAN RENOUX, designer, film maker, lecturer brings us THE ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF PRAGUE: its historic perspective, with special attention to the Jewish Quarter and the fine Jewish Museum of this lovely old city.
February 11, 2014
DIANE STEINBRINK, Producer, Actor, Director, performs monologues of NEIL SIMON — FROM BRIGHTON BEACH TO BROADWAY and explores the life and career of one of our most prolific playwrights.
March 11, 2014
PHILLIP GAINSLEY presents STEPHEN SONDHEIM. Gainsley, a regular voice on the Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast Intermissions, will delight us with the genius who changed the course of musical theater. Commenting on Sondheim’s lyrics and music from FOLLIES, COMPANY, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSI, SWEENEY TODD and MERRILLY WE ROLL ALONG, we will experience Sondheim in both a personal and professional light.
Questions: Janet Tolbert 941-388-9624 or Ann Friedman 941-349-6713
Come with us as Ron McCarty, Historian, Curator and Keeper of the Ca d’Zan, guides us on a personal tour of the Ringling Estates.
- See John Ringling’s Lido and St. Armand’s Key
- Drive through Charles’s downtown Sarasota
- Go inside Charles’s mansion in Whitfield Estates
- Visit Daughter Hester’s mansion
- See Keating Center at Ringling College (original Bay Haven Hotel)
- LUNCH at Cafe L’Europe (original real estate office of John) with a talk by JOYCE HART, Interior Designer
Contact: Shari Kaplan-Paler at firstname.lastname@example.org or Fran Spring at email@example.com