Welcome to Brandeis Conejo Valley

  "National Chapter of the Year" 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2019 and Louis Brandeis Award 2018

Last Updated: September 19th, 2023

Message from your co - Presidents:

Welcome to our Conejo Valley Chapter of the Brandeis National Committee's Website!

As Summer concludes, we enter into the Fall season filled with Study Groups, Special Events and Social Action opportunities.

Most importantly, we are marking the start of Brandeis University's 75th Anniversary Celebration! Brandeis University was founded in 1948 by the American Jewish community, at a time when Jews and other ethnic and racial minorities and women, faced discrimination in higher education. The university was founded on the ideals of inclusion, truth and justice, and today, the entire Brandeis community is keeping these core values alive.

As part of the 75th anniversary celebration, we will be taking part in the Global Service Initiative. The goal of this initiative is to collectively complete 75,000 acts of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world). These acts can be small (picking up groceries for a sick neighbor), or large (spending a day packing backpacks for children in foster care) and can be done individually or as a group.

We are extremely proud of our successful BNC Online Chapter – Men's Current Event Study Group meeting monthly, enabling men across the county to connect online for lively discussions.

Finally, BNC Online: Banned Books is a national online monthly book discussion. The next meeting is at 4:00 PM (Pacific) on September 14th and continues to meet on a monthly basis.

Please join us in our many activities offering camaraderie, learning opportunities and good times, all while supporting Brandeis University.

Penny Greenblatt co-president (click here to send email directly to Penny) penny935@aol.com
Janet Brasler co-president (click here to send email directly to Janet) Jbrazlips@gmail.com

(click here to learn more!) https://www.brandeis.edu/75/

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The Legacy of Louis: Inspiring Inquiry
The Brandeis National Committee is proud to announce its newest campaign, The Legacy of Louis: Inspiring Inquiry, as the university nears its milestone 75th anniversary in 2023.

The Legacy of Louis: Inspiring Inquiry will reinvigorate the Brandeis Library's mission to empower its community to become scholars, creators, and innovators through the creation of two interactive additions to the Library. The first will be the construction of a research archive of original letters, photographs, documents and family objects that shed light on the life and the lasting contributions of Justice Louis D. Brandeis.

The second addition to the Brandeis Library will be the creation of a new Judaica reading room in the library. This space will provide the Brandeis community with a place to engage with Jewish texts outside of the typical classroom and religious environments. By presenting Jewish texts in conversation with writings from cultural and religious traditions from around the world, the room will serve scholars and students alike.

In 1948, the BNC (formerly BUNWC) was founded alongside the university to provide philanthropic support and now nearly 75 years later, continues to support the mission and principles upon which Brandeis was founded.

We look forward to sharing more information and learning opportunities for the Legacy of Louis: Inspiring Inquiry soon!

BNC Launching the BNC Online Chapter!

It's beginning of 2022 and Brandeis National Committee launching the BNC Online Chapter!

The Brandeis National Committee Online Chapter is both its own chapter and an extension of the inclusive virtual community that was created by active chapters and members from all over the world. In this way, the Online Chapter is a unique experience for new members and an added benefit to current members of the Brandeis National Committee.

The virtual community that has been fostered by chapters and members of the Brandeis National Committee since 2020 has kept us all together during a very challenging time and it is our hope that the Online Chapter will continue to foster connectivity between BNC members and chapters around the world.

If you would like to know more about the BNC Online Chapter, CLICK HERE!

Merle Carrus P'12
BNC President

Introducing the Jewish Experience

Today, as we prepare to welcome the beginning of the Jewish New Year, I am delighted to announce the launch of the Jewish Experience, Brandeis' new website and multimedia platform dedicated to exploring Jewish history, culture, and traditions. It features exciting faculty research, alumni profiles, and thoughtful examinations of questions of identity and community relevant to Jews — or anyone interested in Jewish issues.

Brandeis is distinct from all other colleges and universities. Envisioned as a 'gift from the Jewish community to higher education,' it was founded as a symbol of freedom and opportunity to all academically-qualified individuals, no matter their background. At a time when Jews were prevented from attending the leading colleges and universities in the United States, the vision that underpinned our founding was radical. Engaging and honoring this founding ethos is an integral part of the Framework for the Future. As part of this endeavor, the Jewish Experience seeks to illuminate the great wealth of scholarship and knowledge about Jewish issues and Judaism — in all its diversity and richness — on campus and beyond...


Ron Liebowitz

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