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Study group updates -- AUGUST 2021:
YES! WE ARE CONTINUING OUR FABULOUS STUDY GROUPS!
We continue to offer our members participation in the following study groups. What a grand opportunity to reconnect. At this time, groups are meeting in person, "Zooming", and a combination of both!
Be sure to keep current with all Brandeis Conejo Valley has to offer!
Brandeis Study Groups and Programs
We are pleased to offer our members immediate participation in the following Study Groups. Join one of our many stimulating groups and continue your essential support of Brandeis University!
FEATURED STUDY GROUP:
Book Ends, meeting on the 3rd Monday, 1:30 pm, is a delightful group of eight women who explore a multitude of genres selected personally by each individual member. We warmly welcome members who enjoy delving into healthy discussions. These discussions are stimulating, sometimes taking on a life of their own. When it is your month's book selection, you're asked to lead the discussion, providing author background as well as discussion questions. We are a hybrid group, some meeting in person, others virtually.
Contact Linda Brown email@example.com for further information.
Red reflects potential Study Groups in the planning stages looking for support. (If no name/email address is associated with the group, contact the Study Group V.P. listed at the beginning of each set of groups.
Pam Muler (click here to send email directly to Pam) firstname.lastname@example.org
~ Women in the Know: Women's Current Events 2nd Tuesday, 1:00 pm
~ Legal Divas: Women's Legal Puzzler 2nd Monday 10:30 am
~ Movie Buffs: Couples Move Group 4th Sunday 4:00 pm
~ Hang'em All: Couples Legal Puzzler 4th Thursday, 4:00 pm
~ Hot Topics: Men's Current Events 3rd Wednesday 10:00 am
~ Drama Queens: Women's Multi Media Discussion Group 3rd Sat. 3:30 pm
~ Current Event Mavins: Men's CE 2nd Tuesday 9:30 am
~ Films Are Us: Couples Movie Group 3rd Sunday 5 pm
Florence Prushan: (click here to send email directly to Florence) email@example.com
~~ People Who Make A Difference: Women’s discussion group to begin in September.
Contact Sharon Cohen to be included in the planning stages: firstname.lastname@example.org
~~ New men's group: Historical fiction or nonfiction. Subject matters may or may not include war, must be well written, and preferably award-winning books. Book selection process by consensus. Initially will meet on Zoom and, when appropriate, will meet live.
Contact Paul Fisher, email@example.com, 310-871-5177.
~~ Jewish History Discussion Group: The Ten Commandments, Jewish rituals, Judaic articles. Consider adding your input into our newly forming group for men, women. Stan Smith has graciously offered to take the lead in all things organizational.
Contact Stan directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact him directly: email@example.com
~~ The Unbook Club: Interested in critiquing books you have read, offer recommendations, share your reading joys?
~ Talmud & Current Issues: 1st Wed. 11:45 Women's Group lead by Rabbi Lisa
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional details.
~ Anything Goes: Women's Discussion Group 2nd Thursday 10:00 am
~ Book Ends: Women's Book Club 3rd Monday 1:30 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
~ Notable Women: Women's Discussion 2nd Monday 10:30 am
~ Bits & Pieces: Ladies Potpourri 3rd Thursday 10:00 am
~ Time Travelers: Women's non-fiction book club 2nd Tuesday 3:00 pm
~ The Good Bad & Ugly: Women's Discussion 2nd Thursday 10:30 am
Janet Brasler (click here to send email directly to Janet) Jbrazlips@gmail.com
~ Advances in Science: Men's Hot Topics 2nd Wed. 1pm
~ Mahj Babes: Women's mahj game played at Breakfast Cafe, Oak Park, Tuesdays 10:00 am.
~ Out of the Box: Critical thinking discussions 3rd Friday 10:30 am Men/Women
~ 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
~ Financial Group: open to both men and women. Financial risks discussed may include rising inflation, fluctuating interest rates, stock market volatility, and performance of retirement plans. Public policy risks could include the possibility of higher taxes and reduced benefits from Medicare and Social Security. Guest speakers - no infomercials.
~ 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 both men/women, facilitated by a professional psychologist/Rabbi/or other clergy. Addressing spouses' disabilities, caregiver issues, bereavement, isolation, loneliness...
~ Pickleball: Friendly, non-competitive game for men, women, couples, to be played during the day either on Oak Park or Newbury Park outdoor public courts. Fun way to add some mild exercise into your monthly/bi-monthly or weekly schedules. Day/time to be determined by the group
~ Instructional Mahj: Interested in learning the game? Interested in offering instructions?
~ Instructional Canasta: Interested in learning the game? *Interested in offering instructions?
~ Pan Players: A new group would like to start!
~ Canasta Players: Need a bit more support to create a game of experienced players. Are you willing to give instructions to start a beginners group?
Social Justice Focus
Thank you to our members who participated in our last month's Diaper Bank Drive. We are pleased to have been able to assist our local community outreach.
Your generous donations can be dropped off at Janet's house or directly in the driveway of the Diaper Bank: 316 Baxter St. Newbury Park (corner of Baxter/Daniel). We can easily pick up your donations at your home if need be.
For September, we will be collecting all the newspaper comics/magazines you have been accumulating for so very long. We are pleased to lend our support to For Our Troops. Please contact us to drop off your stash, or if more convenient, we are happy to pick up your donations from your front porch.
Looking forward to forthcoming community service opportunities with the continued support of our members.
Penny Greenblatt - email@example.com or
Janet Brasler - Jbrazlips@gmail.com
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.
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: 8-2021
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.
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
REMEMBER, IF YOU HAVE ANY STUDY GROUP QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS,
JUST CONTACT ONE OF THE THREE OF US AND WE WILL HELP YOU.
Contact for Tribute Cards:
Florence Prushan - firstname.lastname@example.org
and order Brent's Cards:
Jackie Kantor - Jkantor35@gmail.com(for the San Fernando Valley and Calabasas)
and Carol Smith - email@example.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)
Updates and Photos from various Study Groups: