Brandeis Conejo Valley Chapter - Study Groups Update








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Study group updates -- NOVEMBER 2021:


YES! WE ARE CONTINUING OUR FABULOUS STUDY GROUPS!

Dear Members:

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


Thank you for your continued support & participation in our Study Groups! Immediate space is available in the groups listed below.

Be sure to keep current with all Brandeis has to offer!

FEATURED STUDY GROUP:

Bits & Pieces: 3rd Thursday, 10:30 am. The friendly, thoughtful members of this women's potpourri study group offer a "variety" of stimulating activities! In the past members have made jewelry, glass plates, planter boxes – they have shared favorite recipes, engaged in interesting discussions & have gone on multiple outings. Currently members meet in person or on on Zoom, for those who feel more comfortable. There is available space for 3 more members to join in the fun!

Contact Linda Beecher lindab105@gmail.com for further details.


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) muler.pam@gmail.com
~ Women in the Know: Women's Current Events 2nd Tuesday, 1:00 pm - In person
~ Legal Divas: Women's Legal Puzzler 2nd Monday 10:30 am - Zooming
~ Drama Queens: Women’s 3rd Saturday 3:30 pm - Zooming
~ Hang'em All: Couples Legal Puzzler 4th Thursday, 4:00 pm
~ Current Chicks: Women’s Current Events – 4th Wed. 10:30 at Brent's
~ News Junkies: Men’s Current Events – 4th Friday 10:00

Florence Prushan: (click here to send email directly to Florence) florenceprushan@me.com
~~ 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, poluxe2015@gmail.com, 310-871-5177.

~ Talmud & Current Issues: 1st Wed. 11:45 Women's Group lead by Rabbi Lisa
Contact jbrra@aol.com 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 - In person
~ Let's Talk: Women's Discussion 2nd Wed. 10:30 am
~ Notable Women: Women's Discussion 2nd Monday 10:30 am
~ Time Travelers: Women's non-fiction book club 2nd Tuesday 3:00 pm - Zooming
~ The Good Bad & Ugly: Women's Discussion 2nd Thursday 10:30 am
~ Monday Book Tribe: Women's Book Club 1st Monday Noon
~ Shabbatnicks: Couples 3rd Friday

Janet Brasler (click here to send email directly to Janet) Jbrazlips@gmail.com
~ Advances in Science: Men's Hot Topics 2nd Wed. 1pm - Zooming
~ Mahj Babes: Women's mahj game - Tuesdays 10:00 am. - Zooming
~ Out of the Box: Critical thinking discussions 3rd Friday 10:30 am Men/Women - Zooming
~ Monday Morning Quarterbacks: Men's discussion 1st Monday 10:00 am - In person
~ Just For Fun: 4th Wednesday Ladies Virtual on the Town
~ Just for Laughs: Men's discussion comedy/jokes 1st Friday 2 pm - Zooming
~ 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
~ 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

With sincere gratitude to those members who assisted in our efforts, in conjunction with Harbor House, to supply dinner to 50 people in need! Special gratitude to: Phyllis W, Phyliss K, Myrna K, Sandy M, Iris, Jo, Niki D, Roseanne, Elaine L, Penny, Linda P, Florence, Judith, Paul, Suzi S, Dell, Helene G, Pam M, Jenna K, Andi G, Karen M, Sharon C, Jackie O, & Doris G.

Looking forward to forthcoming community service opportunities with the continued support of our members.

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: 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


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

Pam Muler - muler.pam@gmail.com
(click here to send email directly to Pam Muler)
FLORENCE PRUSHAN - florenceprushan@me.com
(click here to send email directly to FLORENCE)
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)



Updates and Photos from various Study Groups:



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Daytime Divas attending the Cedars-Sinai Simulation Lab, to see state of the art equipment and presentation of latest mediacal traning facility.
November 2019

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Bits N-Pieces Potpourri Group
November 2019

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Bailey helps Elaine Blonder lead the discussion at Breaking News, a current events discussion group.- January 2020

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Daytime Divas at Van Nuys Airport
September 2019

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Bits N-Pieces Potpourri Group
October 2019

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Bits N-Pieces Potpourri Group
October 2019

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Daytime Divas at Braille Institute
June 2019

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Daytime Trotters and fireman
July 2019

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Women Behind The Presidents
August 2019

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Funseekers - LA arboretum carriage house - April 2019

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Shabatnkcs celebrating birthdays and anniversary before attending Sabbath Service - May 2019

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Men Unlimited - Men's on the town group - touring the Boeing Santa Susana Laboratory site on - May 2019



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Gadabaut On The Town couples group visiting Fire station and learning how the station operates, how Firefighters live, eat and what are their range of duties - March 2019
Divas New Horizons thanks You!
Good afternoon ladies, It was a pleasure giving you a tour of our campus this morning. We hope you will continue to have New horizons in mind and the 1800 individuals with specials needs that we serve.
Attached is the group picture we took today, and a link to our website https://newhorizons-sfv.org/ if you'll like to learn more about us. We hope you'll get involved and become a supporter.
Have a nice afternoon!

Shade Mokuolu
Community Engagement Manager
New Horizons - 15725 Parthenia Street., North Hills, CA 91343
LEGAL EYES STUDY GROUP

Legal Eyes is a new legal puzzler group.

We are eleven women who enjoy studying legal cases, past and present. Our energetic discussions include debating about our judicial system, the philosophy of the law, and the frustrations inherent in trying to separate legalities from "fairness/justice."

We are learning quite a bit about the law as well as what it takes to come to fair and just decisions.

LEGAL EAGLES STUDY GROUP

Are you Puzzled about what Legal Puzzlers Study Groups are all about?

Our group has been in existence for over ten years, meeting each month at a different member's home. The hostess is responsible for providing the topic for discussion. Our format is constantly changing with the times. We may debate legal issues regarding the current government policies, discuss a supreme court case, watch a movie pertaining to a legal issue, or have a guest speaker. We become the best of what a jury should be.
Laraine Karelitz and Sue Ruttenberg Kessler,
Co Leaders
Brandeis Players in its seventh year is led by Sid Wilner, a professional actor.
Sid has been a member of SAG/AFTRA and AEA for 35 years. His very extensive resume includes roles in Movie, TV and Theatre productions. None of the members in the group are actors. No critics, Do your best... Just have fun and enjoy!! We meet every month on the 4th-Tuesday at 1:30 pm. Scripts are then distributed for the following month. The roles for the reading assigned one week prior to the meeting via e-mail. For most scripts you will have multiple roles. And this is important...No "Stars" Everyone will read about the same amount of lines.
Sid Wilner

Life and Times:
A Study Group to Pique Your Interest!
Life and Times

Life & Times is a great group of women who meet to discuss both notable women in history and topics of interest to all of us. Each month the person who is hosting the meeting does a short bio on a woman she admires, followed by a report on a topic of interest to her. Past topics have included women inventors, art history, women poets, stroke awareness, recycling, heart health, and Jews in China. Our presentations are followed by lively discussions. We avoid political and personal topics.
For more information please contact our leader,
Sharon Cohen, forshar1@yahoo.com

Literary Potpourri celebrating their Anniversary, with the same people as they started with.

We are a book group that was established as a Valley Group and later moved into Conejo Valley.

Our Leader is Sherrie Weisman sherrie2713@gmail.com.