July 31, 2021

Study group updates – Check whats happening with our Study Groups!

Study Group monthly news & updates


Consider joining in the fun!


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YES! WE ARE CONTINUING OUR FABULOUS STUDY GROUPS!

Dear Members:

Thank you for your continued participation in our chapter’s Study Groups! Doing so allows us to support our larger Brandeis Community! Our financial support not only extends towards renowned Scientific Research & World Class Libraries, but to the commitment of promoting an equitable and just society.

Stay Connected and Happier Through
Brandeis Study Groups and Programs

The Brandeis Men’s Participation Committee, whose mission it is to increase men’s activities through the development of new study groups and special events of particular interest to men, wants you to know that socialization and mental stimulation is available to you now.

Cassie Mogilner Holmes, associate professor of behavioral decision making in the UCLA Anderson School of Management, says “It’s not only possible, but it is essential to stay connected. Social connection – feeling connected to people in our life and having a sense of belonging – is the most important ingredient to being happy now”. The structure already exists: Brandeis study groups and upcoming programs.

More than 45 Conejo Valley Brandeis study groups have remained connected via ZOOM, Google Duo and Microsoft. Meeting this way has proven to be an excellent medium for staying connected. These study groups have incorporated pre-meeting “schmoozing” sessions as a means of maintaining relationships and have structured their Zoom sessions to simulate the study group’s format. For example, current events discussions, guest lectures, and members hosting stimulating topics of great interest.

If your study group isn’t currently having online meetings, contact your study group leader and encourage him/her to develop a format for reactivating the group via ZOOM, Google Duo and Microsoft GoToMeeting.

If your leader needs technical assistance, he/she can contact Alvira Klain, 818-884-8569, etty10@hotmail.com

 


“Zooming” STUDY GROUPS The Study Groups that have immediate available space are listed in red. We are happy to add you to the waiting list for all other groups. Simply contact the VP responsible for the particular Study Groups you are interested in.

 


 

Study group updates — MARCH 2021:

YES! WE ARE CONTINUING OUR FABULOUS STUDY GROUPS!

Dear Members:

The New Year offers new Brandeis opportunities! Consider joining one of our stellar study groups and participating in our social justice events. Be sure to keep current with all our chapter offerings!

Stay Connected and Happier Through
Brandeis Study Groups and Programs

If your study group isn’t currently having online meetings, contact your study group leader and encourage him/her to develop a format for reactivating the group via ZOOM, Google Duo and Microsoft GoToMeeting.

If your leader needs technical assistance, he/she can contact Alvira Klain, 818-884-8569, etty10@hotmail.com

 


OUR STUDY GROUPS CONTINUE
TO THRIVE & GROW!

JOIN IN THE STIMULATING VIRTUAL CAMARADERIE!

 


“Zooming” STUDY GROUPS

FEATURED STUDY GROUP:
*News Junkies: Men’s Discussion Group 4th Friday 10:00 am

Building and maintaining relationships among members is more important than the issues we discuss. Members are invited to zoom in at 9:45 to schmoose. This group is not strictly a current events group. We discuss issues which are currently in the news and those issues which have plagued the Republic since its inception.

Prospective members are invited to contact Paul Fisher, poluxe2015@gmail.com, 310-871-5177.


Elaine Leff (click here to send email directly to Elaine) elainel@socal.rr.com
~ Women in the Know: Women’s Current Events 2nd Tuesday, 1:00 pm
~ Legal Divas: Women’s Legal Puzzler 2nd Monday 10:30 am
~ Hot Topics: Men’s Current Events 3rd Wednesday 10:00 am
~ Drama Queens: Women’s Multi Media Discussion Group 3rd Sat. 3:30 pm
~ Legal Eagles: Women’s Legal Puzzler 2nd Thursday 1pm
~ Current Event Mavins: Men’s CE 2nd Tuesday 9:30 am

Florence Prushan: (click here to send email directly to Florence) florenceprushan@me.com
New Historical Fiction Book Club: newly forming
The Unbook Club: Interested in critiquing books you have read, offer recommendations, share your reading joys? Contact Linda Brown: onphat14@yahoo.com for further details.
~ Anything Goes: Women’s Discussion Group 2nd Thursday 10:00 am
~ Book Ends: Women’s Book Club 3rd Monday 1:00 pm
~ Keep It Short: Men’s/Women’s Short Story Book Club 2nd Wednesday 1:00 pm
~ Monday Book Tribe: Women’s Book Club 1st Monday Noon
~ Let’s Talk: Women’s Discussion 2nd Wed. 10:30 am
~ Life & Times: Women’s Discussion 3rd Tuesday 10:00 am
~ Notable Women: Women’s Discussion 2nd Monday 10:30 am
~ Women Behind the Presidents: Women’s Discussion 2nd Thursday 1:00 pm
~ Mystic Mavens: Kabbalah 3rd Wednesday 1:00 pm
~ Bits & Pieces: 3rd Thursday 10:00 am Ladies Potpourri
~ Mixed Bag: Couples Potpourri 1st Fri. 7:30

Janet Brasler (click here to send email directly to Janet) Jbrazlips@gmail.com
We are excited to announce two stimulating new Study Group concepts for your consideration. Ultimately it will be up to you, our members, to direct and define the group’s content. These groups are initiated by the Men’s Participation Committee:

Multidimensional, historic/contemporary discussion of War: Military, diplomatic, philosophical, social, political & economic dimensions of human conflict. Defense policy, strategic planning, ethics, deterrence theory and discussing books and/or movies about war.

Social/emotional Support Group for men or men and women, facilitated by a professional psychologist/Rabbi/or other clergy. Addressing spouses disabilities, caregiver issues, bereavement, isolation, loneliness.

Ladies Just for Laughs: 2nd Monday 10:30 am – an uplifting new Women’s Study Group focusing on light-hearted, positive, laughter & joy. Is your interested piqued? Doris Goldberg has agreed to take on the leadership role: dorisgberg@yahoo.com 805 258 6096

~ Advances in Science: Men’s Hot Topics 2nd Wed. 1pm
~ Monday Morning Quarterbacks: Men’s discussion 1st Monday 10:00 am
~ Knosh & Knowledge: Women’s discussion 4th Tuesday Noon
~ Art & About: Women’s Art Group 4th Thursday 10:00 am
~ Just For Fun: 4th Wednesday Ladies Virtual on the Town
~ Just for Laughs: Men’s discussion comedy/jokes 1st Friday 2 pm Contact Frank Phillips 805-807-4847, letsbfrank44@verizon.net.

SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE OPPORTUNITIES

Thank you to those members who have shown an interest in our support for the Hope of the Valley Homeless Project and Temple Or Ami in their Sova Food Drive.

Penny Greenblatt – penny935@aol.com or
Janet Brasler – Jbrazlips@gmail.com

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We will be generating waiting lists for the other groups.

IF YOUR GROUP IS NOT ON THE LIST AND IS ZOOMING, PLEASE LET US KNOW.

HAS YOUR GROUP STOPPED “MEETING” AND WANT TO JOIN OR START A DIFFERENT TYPE OF GROUP? LET US KNOW.

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STAY CONNECTED WITH
UPCOMING VIRTUAL PROGRAMS AT BNC

Alumni, parents, Brandeis National Committee members and friends are invited to participate in these virtual programs! All events take place online via Zoom.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing instructions on joining the event via Zoom.


CLICK HERE FOR COMPREHENSIVE LIST of study groups so you can “shop around”.

Not all groups are operating during COVID-19 shut-down, but many are creative and keeping on line regular meetings. Contact the appropriate Study Group VP if you want to set up on-line or zoom connection for your group!

CLICK HERE FOR FULL Study Group Schedule: 2-2021

 


THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! 


Contact us if this or any other on the Study Group list interests you. Also check out the web site on regular bases to see more of what is available.

and DO NOT FORGET to RSVP.


We also feel that there are a few groups that really need defining:

“On the Town” groups go someplace exciting and interesting every month. That includes educational, recreational, dining, crafts, and charity excursions.

“Pot Pourri” groups are a combination of events. They include trips to places you will enjoy and discussion and demonstrations of interest.

“Life and Times” groups” discuss first a “woman of history” and then a topic of interest. These can range from what a first aid kit should include to an era in history.

“Lunch & Learn” group members enjoy a great lunch and a lecture from a person of interest arranged by the group’s members.

Remember, if you have a question about any Study Group, contact the appropriate V.P.

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Just a quick reminder. All those checks you are making out for Study Groups, don’t forget to make them out to: “Brandeis University”.

And, by the way, don’t forget to renew your membership by either mailing in your check to National or online at giving.brandeis.edu/bncrenew

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REMEMBER, IF YOU HAVE ANY STUDY GROUP QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS, JUST CONTACT ONE OF THE THREE OF US AND WE WILL HELP YOU.

FLORENCE PRUSHAN – florenceprushan@me.com (click here to send email directly to FLORENCE)

ELAINE LEFF – elainel@socal.rr.com (click here to send email directly to ELAINE)

JANET BRASLER – jbrazlips@gmail.com (click here to send email directly to JANET)


Contact for Tribute Cards:
Florence Prushan – florenceprushan@me.com

and order Brent’s Cards:
Jackie Kantor – Jkantor35@gmail.com(for the San Fernando Valley and Calabasas)
and Carol Smith – carolovestan@gmail.com (for Westlake, Thousand Oaks and Agoura) 
If you have a Study Group in mind, please fill this form and send/give to one of our Study Group VP’s

Study group Request Form to join a new group.(pdf. format)

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