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Study group updates -- NOVEMBER 2021:
YES! WE ARE CONTINUING OUR FABULOUS STUDY GROUPS!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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) email@example.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) firstname.lastname@example.org
~~ 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, email@example.com, 310-871-5177.
~ Talmud & Current Issues: 1st Wed. 11:45 Women's Group lead by Rabbi Lisa
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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 - email@example.com or
Janet Brasler - Jbrazlips@gmail.com
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.
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.
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.
Contact for Tribute Cards:
Florence Prushan - firstname.lastname@example.org
and order Brent's Cards:
Jackie Kantor - Jkantor35@gmail.com(for the San Fernando Valley and Calabasas)
and Carol Smith - email@example.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: