Brandeis Conejo Valley Chapter - Study Groups Update

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Study group updates:

Check whats happening with our Study Groups!

Hello Members: Here we are again with the latest news from Study Groups. Our Vice Presidents have been very busy with new groups. If you are interested in the groups recently formed, groups now being formed, and even groups that have been going on for quite a while, just call the V.P. who is doing the organizing and get yourself enrolled for the fun. Check out what we have all been busy with during the last month.

Honey Bencomo - (click here to send email directly to Honey)

The Constitution VS the 21st Century
There has been an organizational meeting and everyone is prepared to discuss where we stand on the relevance of the Constitution.

A New Legal Puzzler Group
With legal problems all around us every day, we all have many questions that we want to discuss and debate. The organization meeting is scheduled for next week. Legal puzzler groups are among out most popular so join quickly.

Conejo Valley Women who dine and go to the theater right here in the Conejo Valley is the subjects of a new group that is in the planning stage.

Beverly Sklar - (click here to send email directly to Beverly)

The Investment Group has just started and so there are openings. All the members are very excited so don't miss this opportunity to learn and enjoy.

Ethnic Dining is just formed and is going strong now also. Join up as it is such fun.

Monday Morning Quarterbacks is a men's group which discusses sports and values all the members' opinions. They would like more members so call to get involved.

There are several groups that have been suggested in this category and if you are interested call to sign up. Men's and Couples Mah Jang, Bridge, Cribbage, Poker, Men's Golf and an exciting wine tasting group.
Also due to the many members who want to join, a new On the Town Group will soon begin.

Ellie Puls - (click here to send email directly to Ellie)

The Supreme Court and Couples Potpourri have had their organizational meeting but would love to have new members joining.

Women in History and a Book Club are new groups that are in the forming stage and sound very exciting.
Sign up as soon as you can for these new groups.

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
         Honey Bencomo
         Beverly Sklar

Study Group Schedule - 2017

Updates and Photos from various Study Groups:

"Dine and Discover"
with Scott Abrams
September 2017
Scott Abrams, the District Director for Congressmen Brad Sherman's office enjoyed lunch with and presented to 21 of our "Dine and Discover" members. The talk illustrated how this congressional office provides services and assistance as well as representation to all. No matter how diverse our audience was, his presentation was informative and enjoyable.
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


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
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,

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

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