December 5, 2021

Photo Gallery and Events Excerpts 2019

Brandeis Members Attend Anita Hill Lecture

On Thursday, November 14, 2019, seven Brandeis members—Judy Dorfman, Nancy Clancy, Marilyn Altman, Laura Graumann, Carrie Goteiner, Sandra Bishins, and Pam Teitelbaum attended a talk by Brandeis Professor Anita Hall for the Princeton University Public Lecture Series. Her topic was Race, Gender and the Law: Anita Hill in Conversation with Imani Perry. (Imani Perry is Princeton’s Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies and faculty associate in the Program in Law and Public Affairs and Gender and Sexuality Studies.)

Professor Hill talked about what has occurred in the areas of race, gender and the law since her testimony at the Clarence Supreme Court hearings in 1991 and up to today. Focusing how far we have come and how far we still need to advance for women to move closer to equality under the law. Nine hundred enthusiastic and appreciative supporters came out for the session with Anita Hill.
She manages to be inspiring to others and hopeful of a better future, even though there have been other incidents of sexual inequality under the law such as the approval of Justice Kavanagh disregarding the evidence of a rape charge in Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.


Wednesday, September 4, a Membership event:
Meet and Greet Tea at neighboring Sterling Pointe 55+ Community.

Tassie Becker and Marjorie Weinfeld, Membership Vice-Presidents, (in the photo) helped plan the event with Charyl Friedman, Life Style Director at Sterling Pointe. Board members explained our mission and purpose, and talked about our great activities. A number of the guests signed up to join Brandeis and enroll in Somerset BNC Fall programs. Look for and welcome new members at upcoming programs.

Monmouth Park Racetrack

Mid-June found us enjoying luncheon and a day at Monmouth Park Racetrack.

Annual meeting

Everyone had a great time at our annual meeting on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.
Featured speaker was Carol Simon Levin, a returning chapter favorite. Her topic was “Remembering the Ladies: From Patriots in Petticoats to Presidential Candidates.” The meeting was held at the very popular Ray’s Bistro in Bound Brook.”


Montclair Art Museum

On May 22 we went to the Montclair Art Museum to see New Directions in Fiber Art, the New Jersey Arts Annual exhibition highlighting New Jersey’s visual artists sponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. This juried show consists of works created in the array of traditional and contemporary fibrous materials and methods all completed since 2015.

As humanity relies increasingly upon technology, there is a growing appreciation of the personal, sensuous delivery of mood and content through the familiar components of fiber. Putting forth the discoveries of their world and times, these artists engage the expressive potential of ancient methods with contemporary voices.

Everyone’s favorite piece was the wedding gown shown here. It was the artist’s mother’s gown, which her daughter has transformed into a very unique piece of art.


Book & Author luncheon at the Pines in Edison

Several dozen Brandeis-Somerset members gathered with our sisters from the Middlesex chapter for the May 2 Book & Author luncheon at the Pines in Edison. Marcia Rudin was our featured speaker. She spoke on how she came to write “Hear My Voice.”

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A visit to New York City’s Guggenheim Museum

Twenty-five members of Somerset BNC enjoyed a visit to New York City’s Guggenheim Museum for a docent-led tour of Hilma Af Klint’s innovative work of the early 1900s. Ms Klint was the first fine artist to create an abstract painting. Her colorful works predate Vassily Kandinsky’s first abstract canvas. Our trip was made on a beautiful sunny Wednesday in early April.


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