June 3, 2023

New Spring Bulletin

Our new Spring bulletin is now available! Click here.

Event: The Great Escape the Room – March 21st

Can you match wits with Sherlock Holmes? Test the deductive reasoning and puzzle solving skills of your team as you try to escape the room before the clock runs out! This Sherlock Holmes themed Escape the Room type event challenges your team to find clues and solve puzzles to find the key to a locked room. If you’ve already escaped Holmes’ library, challenge yourself to escaping Moriarty’s Gameroom. The game is not scary or claustrophobic, but demands your creative thinking skills. Holmes’ library has a 35% escape rate and Moriarty’s Gameroom has an 18% escape rate. Will you beat the odds?

Further details in the bulletin.

Event: Lowe Art Museum Tour – rescheduled to Feb 23rd

NOTE: This event is a rescheduling of the event originally scheduled for November 15th, 2017. All participants must reregister.

Join us on February 23rd for a wonderful tour of a beautiful art gallery! The Myrna and Sheldon Palley Pavilion for Contemporary Glass and Studio Art is part of of the Lowe Art Museum of the University of Miami. This stunning gallery features $3.5 million glass and ceramic works of art. We will split into groups for docent led tours of different exhibits.

The Palley Pavilion was opened in 2008 as a gallery specifically built to display glass works. Designed by architect Ronald Mateu, locally based in Coral Gables, the 4,000 square foot space features art from the Palley private collection and other generous collectors.

Special Event: Florida Region Symposium – December 7th

The Florida Region of Brandeis National Committee presents:

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

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017  10:00AM
South County Civic Center
1006 Jog Rd.
Delray Beach, Florida
$35 per person includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch

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.

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.

Name_______________________________   Chapter_______________________________

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Remit payment of $35.00 payable to BNC to Renee Kahn, 7295 Lombardy St. Boynton Beach, Fl. 33472

Any donation over $28 is a charitable contribution to Brandeis National Committee’s Scholarship Fund.

Any questions Contact Zelda Freedman  at zmf1@aol.com or (561) 373-9018

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: Tour the USCG Command Center – November 2nd

Join us on November 2nd on a tour of the US Coast Guard’s Command Center in Miami! We have been personally invited by Commander Captain Megan Dean of the USCG to tour the facility and learn about the role of the USCG. We will also have the chance to meet with Captain Dean once again.

The US Coast Guard is one of the branches of the United States Armed Forces and is the oldest continuing seagoing service in the States. They hold a unique position in the military branches and play a role in maritime homeland security, law enforcement, search and rescue, and environmental protection. This tour is to further our appreciation of the men and women of the USCG and the services they provide our community and country.

Event: Brandeis Book and Author Luncheon – October 19

Come meet and listen to Arva Moore Parks, author, historian, and preservationist, tell the story the founder of Coral Gables. In this revealing event, Parks will take us on the journey following the life of a creative genius through her new biography of George Merrick. Drawing on letters, scrapbooks, and documents, Parks weaves a tragic story of Merrick’s inspiration, drive, genius, vices, infidelities, and the legacy he left behind.

This event promises an in-depth look at the complicated mind of the man behind Coral Gables, and Miami as a whole, in a day of discussion and fun.

The event will take place on Thursday, October 19th at 11:00 in the morning. Further details and the form can be found in the Summer Bulletin.

RSVP by Thursday October 12th.

Event: Fall Showcase and Membership Luncheon – September 7

Come welcome Ron Magill from Zoo Miami for our Fall Showcase! Ron, a wildlife expert and photographer, will take us along for a ride as he share tales from his most recent African adventure. Drawing from over 30 years of hands-on animal experience, his presentation is sure to be an exciting one. He frequently appears on TV such as the Today Show, and Good Morning America as Zoo Miami’s Good Will Ambassador.

The Showcase program will be followed by a delicious luncheon provided by Michael’s Catering.

The reservation card and further details can be found in the Fall Bulletin. This event will take place September 7th at 10:15 in the morning.

$40 pp, patrons: $50

Reservations and Payment are due by Friday, August 25th.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Installation Luncheon

Many thanks to Dale Moses and Myra Silverstein for providing the beautiful pictures for this production starring the women of BNC’s Miami-Dade Chapter! The slide show premiered at our Installation Luncheon on May 3rd.

Click here to view!


University on Wheels

The South Miami-Dade Chapter of the Brandeis National

Committee hosted University on Wheels on January 5, 2017 at Temple Beth Am in Miami.  We were graciously welcomed by our Co-Presidents, Lili Poms and Fran Gross, who also shared the BNC mission statement with us.

We were thrilled to have had many distinguished guests.  Madalyn Friedberg, BNC National President; Beth Bernstein, Executive Director; Sharon Rosenberg, Director of Alumni Relations and Jacob Abrams, Student Ambassador Director joined us. Madalyn and Beth spoke to us and we were truly moved by their inspiring words.

We then enjoyed a fascinating presentation on Shakespeare and  Time by William Flesch, award-winning Professor of EnglishHe took us on a journey by sharing that Shakespeare thought intensely about human experience from many different perspectives and that part of his greatness as a literary psychologist comes from the way he integrated both aesthetic and practical perspectives.  It’s also important to note that Professor Flesch has had a positive impact on our chapter in that his syllabus provided the impetus for our very successful short story study group.

This was an event to remember and another opportunity to begin the new year with a wonderful speaker and University on Wheels.

Spring bulletin

Attention snow birds and local members — our Spring bulletin is here! We are so excited to share this with you and hope to see you if not at one but all events! Featured events include a performance by Freyda Thomas, University on Wheels January 5, 2017 and other rewarding opportunities for you!

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