Brandeis Conejo Valley Chapter - Study Groups Update








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Study group updates -- February 2020:

Check whats happening with our Study Groups!

CLICK HERE FOR COMPREHENSIVE LIST of study groups so you can "shop around". Not all groups have openings, but if you are interested, contact the appropriate Study Group VP and you can be placed on a wait list.


Do let us know your desires!
We are happy to facilitate the creation of new Study Groups!

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New groups in the planning stages

Contact: Janet Brasler (click here to send email directly to Janet) Jbrazlips@gmail.com

  • Folk Dancing - we have instructors available on Wednesdays - simply need membership support
  • Men's Chess - one more player to make a go of this group
  • Men's On the Town - planning meeting called for Wednesday, February 26th - 11:00am at the Corner Bakery in WLV
  • Ladies On the Town - Art: 1st Wednesday
  • Men's Discussion Group: Advances in Science – planning meeting called for Wednesday, March 11th 1:00 at the Agoura Library - Leader: Steven Cohan
  • Social Justice
Contact Jessie Pearlman (click here to send email directly to Jessie) jbrra@aol.com

  • Men's Current Events
  • New Couples Groups: Current Events - Legal Puzzlers - Books - Movies - Theater Group
Contact: Frona DeCovnick (click here to send email directly to Frona) kidzathart@aol.com

Singles Group for both Men and Women: Weekenders get-together has been postponed until Feb. 23rd at 11:30 for a potluck. There is great interest in this group. Please contact me about details and get in on the beginning while there are still openings.

Let's Talk - previously 4 in One - 2nd Tuesday beginning January 11th. Coffee and socializing begin at 10:00 followed by a discussion including anything of interest to the women members, except politics! Lunch afterwards. carolovestan@gmail.com - 818 716 0887 for additional info.

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Space in Existing Study Groups

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Contact: Frona DeCovnick (click here to send email directly to Frona) kidzathart@aol.com

  • Crafty Needles - 3rd Thursday 2:30 Group & individual projects
  • Life & Times - 3rd Tuesday 10:00 Women's discussions
  • Women Behind the Presidents 2nd Thursday 1:00 (A women's discussion group)
  • Women in Transition - 2nd Monday 10:00 am (A feminine forum for exchanging ideas and perspectives on issues impacting women and their relationships)
  • Roots Pursuit - 4th Thursday 1:00 Genealogy group
  • Spice of Life- 2nd Saturday - Couples Potpourri Group
  • Short Story Book Club - 2nd Wednesday 1:00
  • Let's Talk - previously 4 in One - 2nd Tuesday beginning January 11th. (Coffee and socializing begin at 10:00 followed by a discussion including anything of interest to the women members, except politics!) Lunch afterwards. carolovestan@gmail.com - 818 716 0887 for additional info
  • Jewish Explorers-1st Friday 10:30-noon.
  • Literary Potpourri-1st Tuesday 10:00 (Conejo Valley residents only)
  • Monday Book Tribe-1st Monday 12:00
  • Book Club Thursday - 4th Thursday 1:00 Originally Book Club Friday
  • Keep It Short - 2nd Wednesday 1:00 - a Book Club focusing on the most interesting of genres, Short Stories.
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Contact: Janet Brasler (click here to send email directly to Janet) Jbrazlips@gmail.com

  • Art and About - 4th Thursday - Women's On the Town Group with an art focus
  • New Women's Canasta Group - 2nd/4th Friday - 1:00
  • Mexican Train: 4th Wednesday - 1pm Experienced players please
  • Daytime Trotters - 3rd Thursday - Women's On the Town Group
  • Men's Unlimited - 4th Wednesday - Men's On the Town Group
  • Soulful Strollers - 1st Monday 1:00 pm - A friendly walking
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Contact Jessie Pearlman (click here to send email directly to Jessie) jbrra@aol.com

  • Legal Divas 2nd Monday 10:30 Women's Legal Puzzler group
  • Legal Eagles 2nd Thursday 1:00 Women's Legal Puzzler group

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.

FRONA DeCOVNICK - kidzathart@aol.com (click here to send email directly to Frona)

JESSIE PEARLMAN - jbrra@aol.com (click here to send email directly to Jessie)

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)


CLICK HERE FOR FULL Study Group Schedule: 02-2020

CLICK HERE TO SHOP OUR STUDY GROUPS!
Get detailed description about each Study Group and information when they meet.

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.