Brandeis Conejo Valley Chapter - Study Groups Update








Study group leaders:
Have any new or interesting information,
pictures or updates to share?
Please e-mail to Alvira


Study group updates:

Check whats happening with our Study Groups!

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN JOINING NEW STUDY GROUPS?
LET US KNOW HOW WE CAN PLACE YOU!
WE 3 V.P.s ARE JUST WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU.

BEV SKLAR - beverlysklar2@gmail.com (click here to send email directly to Beverly)
I am excited about the new groups that I am proposing. I hope you will also be turned on by:
WINE APPRECIATION     GAMES     MAJ YONG     BRIDGE     CRIBBAGE

Our just formed groups that are waiting for you are:
ETHNIC DINING     SUNDAY COUPLES ON THE TOWN

HONEY BENCOMO - danhoney@aol.com (click here to send email directly to Honey)
I am planning an organizational meeting for a new THEATER AND DINING GROUP that will take advantage of all the restaurants and theaters right here in the Conejo Valley. My newest group is "CONSTITUTIONALISTS" and meets the 1st Tuesday of each month to discuss the "whys" of the Constitution. There are still places for those members who want to debate the past and present of Constitutional law. One of the most popular groups with openings is a current events group called Women in the Know. They meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month between 1:00 & 3:00 in Agoura Hills.

ELLIE PULS - norm0020@yahoo.com (click here to send email directly to Ellie)
I have several groups that are formed and would love to have new members:
HEALTH & HAPPINESS     BOOK CLUBS     WOMEN IN HISTORY     WOMEN DISCUSSIONS     HEBREW

I also took suggestions from you all and started THE SUPREME COURT, COUPLES POT POURRI, AND WOMEN IN HISTORY which are all full. What new ideas do you have for US now?

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)

Thank you,

  Your Study Group Vice Presidents:

         Ellie Puls   norm0020@yahoo.com
         Honey Bencomo danhoney@aol.com
         Beverly Sklar beverlysklar2@gmail.com


CLICK HERE FOR FULL Study Group Schedule - 2017


Updates and Photos from various Study Groups:



"Divas at the Fire Station"
November 2017
The women of Dine and Discover were mesmerized to hear the unbelievable true story of Tomas Kovar who survived the holocaust. Tomas is the husband of Rita Kovar one of our members. We listened on the edge of our seats to his saga of survival. Tomas Kovar was born in 1936 in a small town in Slovakia. When he was eight years old, Nazi Germany invaded its former ally Slovakia. Tomas and his family sensed the looming danger, and fled to the mountains with a group of partisans. They hid in the small village of Ponicka Huta with a non-Jewish family until liberation in March 1944. After the war, Tomas and his parents moved to Chile, where he married and lived until immigrating to Los Angeles in 1965. He currently lives in Thousand Oaks.
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

Just 4 Fun Girls
visiting Culinary School.
August 2017
Fritz Coleman, weather broadcaster,
presenting at Brandeis "Dine and Discover" group at Rustico's restaurant.

June 2017

"LEGAL EAGLES"
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

"Knosh and Knowledge"
Knosh & Knowledge Luncheon - June 27th, 2017
The CHP 'Age Well Drive Smart' presentation was very well received this past Tuesday by 24 luncheon guests. The CHP volunteer presenters were Stu Olesker, my husband, and Harry Peck. The CHP Public Information officers were Leland Tang, who answered the many questions that everyone had, and Wes Haven.
On the left is a picture of Linda and me receiving the Certificate of Participation and a copy of the certificate.

Jackie Olesker
President
Lantern Masters, Inc.

Divas at 'For The Troops'
This becomes a tradition!


4 years in a row our study group "Day Time Divas" dedicates a day to make care packages for our troops.

These small contributions to our men and women who served and protect our country every day make everyone feel uplifted and this outing always gets the most attendance.

Every year we get letters from the organization with thank you notes from our soldiers serving all over the world.

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.

Divas on the tour of Van Nuys Airport (click on the pictures to enlarge)