January 24, 2018

Special Event: Florida Region Symposium – February 6th, 7th

The Florida Region of Brandeis National Committee presents:

A Stimulating and Thought Provoking Symposium.
Using Study Guides Prepared by Brandeis University Professors

Tuesday, Feb 6, 2017  1:30PM
Roskamp 1226 N. Tamiami Trail

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 9:30AM
Hyatt Place, SRQ Airport

$20 per member, $25 for guests. A Continental Breakfast will be served on during the 9:30 session.

February 6:

Professor Daniel Breen’s “Landmarks of the Fourth Amendment” presented by Ruth Manishin and Joan Roude explores the right of people to be “secure in their persons, houses, places, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures”.

Professor William Flesch’s  “The Plot Against America by Philip Roth” presented by Dr. Lydia Axelrod is a fictional analysis of Charles Lindbergh’s Ascendency to the Presidency.

February 7:

Professor Jill Greenlee’s “Forging Political Opinion Over the Long & Short Haul” presented by Ronnie Gerstein will explore political learning & development over one’s lifetime, including the role of the media & political campaigns in shaping political opinion.

Mission Statement: Brandeis National Committee is dedicated to providing philanthropic support to Brandeis University, a distinguished liberal arts and research university founded by the American Jewish Community. Its membership is connected to the university through fundraising and through  activities that reflect the values on which the university was founded: academic excellence, social justice, nonsectarian and service to the community



Event: Sarasota Ballet Tour – January 23rd

Are you a fan of ballet? Have you ever wondered how productions are created or what dancing with a company is like? Now is your chance to find out! On January 23rd, BNC Sarasota will take a backstage tour of the Sarasota Ballet at the FSU Center for Performing Arts. We will get an up-close glimpse at the workings of an active dance company from dance classes to the craftsmanship behind costume creation. Along the way we will meet some of the people responsible for bringing magical productions to life.

Under the direction of Iain Webb, the Sarasota Ballet has gained the global reputation as one of the best ballet companies in the USA. Iain Webb, a dancer since age 14, took over the Sarasota Ballet in 2007 after an extensive performance and production career. Under his guidance, the Sarasota company will have performed 146 ballets and divertissements by the end of the 2017-2018 season.

This tour involves standing, steps, and stairs.

Event: Evita Matinee at Asolo – December 10

Join us on Sunday, December 10th for a matinee of Evita at the Asolo Repertory Theatre. This event includes a pre-performance talk at the theater, lunch on the mezzanine, and the show itself!

This critically acclaimed musical, with music and lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, follows the true-life story of the First Lady of Argentina, Eva Perón, whose quest for fame takes her from poverty to the uppermost rings of Argentinian society and politics. Her rise, fall, and lingering legacy is depicted through award-winning orchestration and production in Evita. 

Event: New and Prospective Members Reception – October 24

Welcome to the Sarasota chapter of the Brandeis National Committee! We would like to invite all new or prospective members to a casual reception at the home of Patti Kaplowitz. This reception is a great opportunity to get to know some people and become familiar with BNC’s mission, the Sarasota chapter, and this season’s events.

We can’t wait to welcome all of our new and prospective members! Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any further questions.

To attend or to refer a friend please contact Ellen Klein at ellenforbrandeis@gmail.com 941-351-6762 or Suzy Morris at alvanm@aol.com 941-896-9212

Further details will be sent out closer to the event.

New Bulletin

If you haven’t yet seen Sarasota’s New Bulletin yet we highly recommend that you do! The bulletin outlines all the events we’ve packed into the season for our members, as well as important chapter information including:

  • A New & Prospective Members Reception
  • A chapter showcase
  • Special access to art, theater, and music performances
  • Study Groups
  • Community service information
  • BNC Sarasota leadership contact information

We can’t wait to see everyone at the events!

University of Wheels Returns to BNC Once Again!

Attend this always interesting event when have brunch, and listen to guest speaker Professor Paula Jo Musegades from Brandeis University. A Florence Levy Kay Fellow in Music and American Culture, she is a musicologist with a special interest in Hollywood film music. You can also take the opportunity to “meet and greet” Dr. Musegades the night before the University on Wheels, at the Patron Party.  Don’t miss these exciting events!



BNC Sarasota’s new Fall bulletin is available! Don’t miss out on our many exciting events, such as Showcase 2016, Guys and Dolls, Art in the Afternoon and so much more!

Click here for details.

Reel Discussion: The Innocents

Come join the ladies of BNC Sarasota at the Roskamp Center on 2nd August at 1:30 pm!

No reservations needed! All are welcome!

We welcome your comments and opinions.

For further inquiries, contact Lenore Weintraub: lenoreweintraub@gmail.com

Come to BNC’s Year-End Celebration!

Join us at a beautiful venue for a delicious lunch and wonderful entertainment after we install our new Officers for next year!

Reservation deadline is April 11th!

Installation luncheon Mar 12 2016 v6


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