Brandeis Conejo Valley Chapter - Latest News





Brandeis Conejo Valley
Calendar of events:

11/28/2021
12/02/2021
12/25/2021
01/01/2022
Hanukkah begins
Virtual Board Meeting
Christmas Day
Happy New Year!





News Update:


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SOCIAL JUSTICE EVENT


Thank you to our members for supporting the Sova Food Drive conducted by Temple Or Ami. Our contributions were well received.

Our latest project was "Shoes For Souls". This was a huge success! New and used shoes in wearable condition for either adults or children April 15th - May 15th. These donations were distributed to the Los Angeles Mission.

Pictures below of fully loaded cars with donated shoes, before delivery to the Los Angeles Mission.

In the photos: Lindsay Sobel of Shoes for Souls and Penny Greenblatt, and Lindsay car filled to capacity with all of the shoes donated by our members. They are on there way to the Los Angeles Mission.


We are only too pleased to be of assistance to our community members in need. Thank you for supporting our efforts in making a difference in the lives of others!


in honor of Shirley Jaffee


Shirley Jaffee with daugthers:
Anne Altman and Judy Solish
In memory of Brandeis Conejo Valley's founding member,
Shirley Jaffee, who passed away recently Brandeis have received $1,555 in donations in her memory.

Family of Shirley asked to commit these funds to the old Sustaining the Mind fund.

Books N Branch 2019

HOPE OF THE VALLEY HOMELESS PROJECT


We were asking our Brandeis members to knit, crochet or loom hats & scarves to be donated to HOPE OF THE VALLEY HOMELESS PROJECT. Hope of the Valley provides multiple homeless shelters throughout the San Fernando Valley & Santa Clarita, including one for young adults aging out of foster care.

This is a photo of our members' donations of knitted hats & scarves. Hope of the Valley Homeless Shelter was only too pleased to receive our efforts.



The shelter expressed a need for men's/women's socks/underwear. Instead of our toy drive this year. Our community came together! Here is Look at the "mountain" of undies and socks that were collected for Hope of the Valley, and a photo of Penny, delivering the items to them.
They were thrilled to receive it all.





If you want to help, kindly contact (click on the email link to email directly)

Penny Greenblatt: penny935@aol.com or Janet Brasler: jbrazlips@gmail.com

Thank you for your support as we assist others in need.




THE RABBI PROJECT
HAS BEEN ZOOMED AS A NATIONAL BNC WEBINAR
on TUESDAY, JUNE 16TH
Subject: "IMPORTANT ISSUES, VALUES AND BELIEFS CONFRONTING THE JEWISH COMMUNITY TODAY."

Moderated by Justin Regan - journalist, former public radio host/reporter, and podcaster of The American Rabbi Project. Joined by our panelists:

Rabbi Lisa Bock - Instructor, Officiant,Religious Leader of the Jewish community of Ojai
Rabbi Michele Paskow - Spiritual Leader of Congregation B'nai Emet, Simi Valley
Rabbi Ari Averbach - Spiritual Leader of Temple Etz Chaim,Thousand Oaks




To see the whole webinar:
CLICK HERE!
https://youtu.be/z56HkfymBdU
Our 1st Virtual Board Meeting - May 7th, 2020!

It was great to see everyone and discuss our chapter future!
As we settle into our 'new normal', it is even more important than ever to take advantage of all our Brandeis Chapter and stay connected any way we can!
Mental stimulation, camaraderie, compassion, continuity, now all in a virtual setting.

Check for more updates on Study Group page!




BOOKS 'N BRUNCH 2019

2019 annual BOOKS 'N BRUNCH was held in NORTH RANCH COUNTRY CLUB on May 14th, 2019 featuring LISA SEE with her newest book, "Island of Sea Women". Lisa talked about female divers in the Korean Province of Jeju Island and her trip to meet with those amazing women that become her inspiration for the book. First-Time Author, William Grubman presented his book "The Storm over Paris" and gave us a glimpse into his very private life, his love for art and how he decided to write a book...
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Brandeis Conejo Valley awards

Together since 2006: Honey, Beverly, Shirley, Sharon and Alvira