October 7, 2015

Save the Date

The Florida Region of the Brandeis National Committee invites you to The BNC Scholarship Campaign Luncheon. Keynote speaker, Brandeis University Interim President Lisa M. Lynch and a special performance by award-winning singer, songwriter Ellen Bukstel on March 10, 2016. Click here for more information!

Study Groups at Sea

Brandeis National Committee, Presents Study Groups at Sea, Florida Region
Regal Princess

When: January 10 – 17, 2016  (7 nights)

Sailing round trip from Ft. Lauderdale to Princess Cays, St. Thomas & St. Maarten

Category  IF  Inside Cabin $879
Category IB Inside Cabin $899
Category BW  Balcony Obstructed $1029
Category BD Balcony $1229
Category DZ Deluxe Obstructed Balcony $1179
Category DD Deluxe Balcony $1249
Category MF Mini-Suite $1329

Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Princess Cruises reserves the right to add a fuel surcharge. All categories are subject to availability.  All prices and taxes are subject to change. Deposit:  20%  of cabin price at time of reservation. Final Payment:  due Oct. 22, 2015

Cancellation:  Full refund of cruise deposit up to Oct. 22, 2015. Thereafter, Princess Cruises penalties apply. We recommend Insurance.


Insurance must be by check payable to Jefferson Travel with your cruise deposit.  This group insurance has a 10 day free-look, after that time period the policy is non-refundable.  We will supply you with a copy of the Certificate of Insurance upon receipt of payment.

Coverage up to $1000 per person … cost $58
Coverage up to $1500 per person … cost $87
Coverage up to $2000 per person … cost $108

Brandeis University and Brandeis National Committee Travel Responsibility Statement:

Jefferson Travel and Princess Cruises are the sole operators of this tour.  Brandeis University and the Brandeis National Committee are not responsible or liable for the acts or omissions of any providers of tour services, including but not limited to airlines, hotels, restaurants, bus carriers, cruise lines, theaters or any other person or entity engaged in carrying out tour arrangements (e.g., changes in flight times, hotel arrangements, itinerary or fare changes, accidents, injury, damage or loss) or for any other event or cause (e.g., sickness, weather, strike, civil unrest, acts of terrorism, quarantine, acts of God).  Or for any losses or additional expenses occasioned thereby.  The right is reserved to decline to accept or to terminate participation (without refund) of any person on the tour should such person’s health, actions or general deportment impede the operation of the tour or the rights or welfare of other participants.

Included – One Bottle of Wine per cabin and $25 per person On Board Credit

(Veterans will receive additional $100 Cabin On Board Credit with proof of honorable discharge)

Applicable Princess Promotions including Past Passengers will be applied to your booking. Please advise your Princess Club number at time of reservation.

For Information Call

Elaine Bloom (847)  899-0032

Dr. Lydia Axelrod (561)  573-4069

Jefferson Travel Inc.
14410 S. Military Trail; Delray Beach, Fl.  33484
(561) 495-0703; (800) 533-8728

Reel Information

June 2nd, July 7 and August 4th, members will get together to watch and discuss films. You will be notified two weeks prior to the event what the film title will be! This event is thought provoking and enjoyed by men and women of BNC. Groups meet at 1:30 p.m. at Roskamp. Contact Lenore Weintraub at 941-377-5958.

Mystery Books

Join us July 28 to review the Silkworm (Robert Galbraithe – JK Rowling) and September one to talk about Blackhouse (Peter May).

Study Group Alert!

Jewish Films BNC    Arts Plus Minds!  23 fabulous study groups to choose from each offering learning opportunities, new adventures and sharing those experiences with interesting people   

Join Us For “Some Enchanted Evening” at the Asolo

South Pacific Redo “South Pacific” sets the bar high for musicals! Composed by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II the play won 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, and Best Score. It is the only musical production to win all four Tony Awards in the acting Categories and in 1950, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

BNC Events At A Glance!

Don’t Be Left Behind! Mark your calendar and attend our exciting events. We have listed for your convenience BNC Sarasota’s most upcoming events that will surely sell out! Hurry while you can and join in on the buzz. Meet new friends and connect with ones you know presently!

iSave the DateNov. 9 Fall New Member Reception
Nov. 14 Showcase
Dec. 4 General Meeting
Dec. 14 “South Pacific” at the Asolo Theater


BNC Showcase!

Join Sarasota’s BNC Showcase 2014 at Temple Emanu-El!

Featuring Jim Shirley, Executive Director of the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County. Learn more about BNC’s new study groups, special events and coni

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Save the date The Sarasota Chapter of BNC will hold the Fall reception for
Prospective and New Members
Sunday November 9, 2014 at 7:00PM
At the home of Audrey and Stan Lourie

Learn about BNC:
A support group of Brandeis University
Not an Alumni Group
Meet Members of the Board
Men and Women are Welcome

Please contact Rookie Shifrin at rookies@me.com or 941-907-0985
if you would like to attend the reception or want to refer a friend
or neighbor to receive an invitation.

Invitations will be sent out in October with details and directions
Future receptions will be held in January and March


Go see the film on your own and join us for a lively discussion:

Wed, August 27 1:30 Roskamp Center

All invited….no cards,,,no fees…..bring your insight and your interest!!!!!!
questions? lenoreweintraub@gmail.com 377-5958

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