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February 2014 – June 2014 Calendar of Events GOTHAM CHAPTER 2014, Issue 1

CALENDAR

Brandeis House, 12 East 77 Street New York 10075

February Tuesday 4 Wednesday 5 Thursday 6 Wednesday 12 Tuesday 18 Monday 24 Tuesday 25

BNC Great Decisions 2014 (Special study group - 1st of 10 sessions) General Meeting/Study Group – An Eyewitness: My Experience at Dachau Ladies who Lunch – Organizational meeting Tour of Jewish Theological Seminary Movie viewing and discussion Introduction to Judaism (Special study group – 1st of 3 sessions) Tour of Museum of Arts and Design

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March Wednesday 5 Monday 10 Tuesday 11 Thursday 20 Tuesday 25

General Meeting/Study Group – Jewish Diaspora - The Story of a People in Flight Brandeis Book Club (Special Study Group – 3rd of 4 sessions) Living Room Learning – Wine and Wisdom: How we learn from our Beginnings All-access guided tour of Madison Square Garden Tour of Yale University’s art museums and lunch

April Wednesday 2 Thursday 3 Monday 7 Thursday 10 Tuesday 22

May

General Meeting and Study Group – How We Live our Later Years: It’s our Choice Tour of New York City Center and lunch Book Discussion Current films and discussion – Organizational meeting Tour of Museum of Biblical Art and lunch

Monday 5 (a.m.) Monday 5 (p.m.) Wednesday 7 Monday 12 Thursday 15

Living Room Learning: Politics and Sex: What’s Really at Stake? Living Room Learning: Art Talk General Meeting/Study Group – Finding Help for Children with Disabilities Brandeis Book Club (Special Study Group – 4th of 4 sessions) Tour of Institute of Classical Architecture and lunch

Monday 19 Tuesday 20 Thursday 29

Book Discussion Tour of Central Park (north area) The American Jury (a Brandeis study guide discussion)

June

Wednesday 4 Thursday 12

Benefits Library Work Scholar Fund

General Meeting - Installation of Officers and lunch Spring Luncheon – Honoring Elinor Lubin

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BNC MISSION STATEMENT Brandeis National Committee is dedicated to providing philanthropic support to Brandeis University, a distinguished liberal arts and research university founded by the American Jewish community. Its membership is connected to the university through fundraising and through activities that reflect the values on which the university was founded: academic excellence, social justice, non-sectarianism, and service to the community.

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDIUM Dear Gotham members, So much is happening in the Gotham chapter! We are growing fast: an unprecedented 30 new members have joined us this year. We welcome friends of friends as well as members of the former Riverdale chapter. The men's group, mostly composed of members' spouses, has joined forces with us and their offerings are now open to both men and women. Together, we strive to bring you ever more events for your enjoyment, all the while helping Brandeis be a great University, with scientific research to match. We wish to address the problem of events so popular they close within the first couple of weeks of publication. In this bulletin, you will find more choices than ever, increasing our opportunities to socialize and to educate ourselves. We also encourage you to join our newly formed committees and participate in this exciting expansion of our chapter. It is our pleasure to launch a new selection of events called "New Vistas". This spring, "New Vistas" includes small docent-led tours of major NYC museums, a movie group and a 'Ladies Who Lunch' program where you will discover new neighborhoods while making new friends. Please look for full details in this bulletin. We look forward to seeing you and to the pleasure of enriching each others' lives. Phyllis Gates, Pat Glickman, Cora Sue Kaufman, Francoise Marcus, Tammy Weintraub.

WE WELCOME THE RIVERDALE CHAPTER The Riverdale chapter has been integrated with the Gotham and Central Westchester chapters. We welcome the following members - our Riverdale neighbors and Brandeis sisters. Irene Brenner, Marjorie Fein, Judith Greenberg, Anne Hammelstein, Charlotte Herbst, Francine Hoffman, Elaine Katz, Charlotte Kutscher, Rose Levine, Roslyn Levy, Carol Lowenthal, Marilyn Maloff, Cynthia Pader, Roslyn Richter, Arline Rosep, Rita Spiro, Hannah Tennenbaum, Pearl Tansman, Jessie Wallerich, Sandra Weinstein. We hope you will find your new home exciting and fulfilling, joining together in our efforts to make Brandeis University even stronger

HELP GOTHAM CHAPTER MEET ITS GOALS Host an event and qualify for a tax deduction. “Living Room Learning” hosts can deduct their costs. Our Treasurer, Gloria Lazarus, will provide you with the appropriate forms to support the deduction.

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AN INVITATION TO ALL GOTHAM CHAPTER MEMBERS Our General Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month and are open to all BNC members. This is a wonderful way to meet people and become more familiar with our chapter. Please come! We also need volunteers to help plan and run our study groups and fundraising events. Contact any member of our board to volunteer.

GOTHAM CHAPTER Annual Dues – $60 – basic membership, $100 for couples Send checks payable to BNC to Pat Glickman, 301 East 48th Street, #15F, New York 10017. Dues can also be paid by credit card by contacting Debbie LaBarge, 781-736-7588 or by going online to http://www.brandeis.edu/bnc/get-involved/how-to-join.html. Umbrella Fee – A voluntary annual $15 contribution that offsets chapter expenses and helps us meet our financial goals by contributing to the cost of printing and membership mailings. Send checks payable to BNC to Gloria Lazarus, 36 Sutton Place South, #6D, New York 10022. General Meetings are held at Brandeis House on the first Wednesday of the month. Brandeis House is located at 12 East 77th Street. All members are welcome to attend. Study groups are open to Brandeis members only. Payment of a single $40 fee will allow you to attend the eight regular study groups in the afternoon following our General Meetings, October to May. Send checks for $40 payable to BNC to Doris Bahar, 330 E. 75th St #11B, New York 10021. These talks will be held on specific Wednesday afternoons at 1:15 p.m. at Brandeis House. Please always confirm your attendance with Doris Bahar, 212-772-6071 or dhb532@aol.com Once you are a study group member, there are separate and additional special study groups. In the current calendar we offer: Book Club – $20 for 4 sessions, in addition to study group fee. Send checks payable to BNC to Phyllis Chasin, 345 East 56 Street, #12G, New York 10022. Introduction to Judaism (special study group) - $25 for 3 sessions, in addition to study group fee Send checks payable to BNC to Shelley Green, 165 East 72nd Street, #2K, New York, 10021. Great Decisions 2014 (Special Study Group) – $45 for 10 sessions, in addition to study group fee Send checks payable to BNC to Elinor Lubin, 176 East 77th Street, #8K, New York 10075. Refunds We look forward to your participation and attendance at our events. If you discover that you cannot attend an event already paid for, let the chairperson know. There is usually a waiting list. In case of nonattendance, your payment will be considered a full donation to BNC. No refunds can be made. Bulletins Members of other chapters may receive the Gotham Bulletin upon request. We welcome all Brandeis members to our unique programs.

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PRESIDIUM Phyllis Gates, Pat Glickman, Cora-Sue Kaufman, Francoise Marcus, Tammy Weintraub

OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES Alumni Liaison Elinor Lubin

Master Calendar Phyllis Gates

Recording Secretaries Elinor Lubin Helen Schultz Helen Winter

Chapter Information Officer (CIO) Tammy Weintraub

Corresponding Secretary Joanne Goldfarb Good & Welfare Sara Zimmerman Membership Pat Glickman Francoise Marcus New Vistas Carole Weinberg Sustaining the Mind Initiative Carole Weinberg

Community Service Loeva Bernard Marilyn Bond Helene Stern Fundraising Phyllis Gates Cora-Sue Kaufman Publications Wendy Montgomery Susi Weiner Great Decisions Elinor Lubin Parliamentarian Francoise Marcus

DIRECTORS (remaining term) Mildred Aksen (2) Edith Finell (1) Leslie Hammer (2) Arlene Linder (1) Eleanor Schick (2) Helen Winter (1)

Treasurer Gloria Lazarus Assistant Treasurer Janet Adler Nominating Committee Judie Volin Eileen Kanfer Marian Jordan Cora-Sue Kaufman Phyllis Gates Book & Author Luncheon Linda Lerner Book Club Phyllis Chasin Shari Lessing Book Fund Joanne Goldfarb Regional Rep Sally Menkes

Roundabout Theater Eleanor Schick Special Occasions Photographer Judy Kendall Levine Spring Luncheon Janet Adler Leslie Hammer Study Groups Tammy Weintraub Work Scholar Program Sally Menkes Men’s Group Steve Friedberg Steve Hill Computer Specialist Email Correspondent Janet Adler

HONORARY DIRECTORS* Estelle Green Jeanne Jacobson Barbara Klein Betsy Levinsky Ronnie Lachterman Ariel Mandel Rita Raymen-Weiss Florence Simon *Past presidents who currently do not have positions on the board

ARE YOU GETTING OUR EMAILS? The Gotham Chapter sends out frequent emails updating its members on upcoming events. These updates come to your computer from ‘Brandeis Gotham’ and are not junk mail. Please set your computers to accept all emails from brandeisgotham@gmail.com Brandeis National Committee – Gotham Chapter February 2014 – June 2014 Page 4


CONTACT INFORMATION – BOARD MEMBERS AND EVENT SPONSORS Janet Doris Marilyn

Adler Bahar Bond Brandeis House

2 Lewis Avenue, Jericho, NY 11753 330 East 75th St, #11B, NY 10021 390 1st Avenue, #12B, NY 10010 12 E. 77th St., NY 10075 345 East 56th St., #12G, NY 10022 420 East 51st St, #11E, NY 10022 205 West 57th St. NY 10019 101 W.81st St, #208, NY 10024 301 E. 48th St, #15F, NY 10017 45 High Meadow Lane, Roxbury, CT 06783 108 E.96th St., #12E, NY 10128 2 Columbus Ave., #40A, NY 10023 215 East 80th St., #9G, NY, 10075 315 8th Avenue, #13B, NY 10001 36 Sutton Place South, #6D, NY 10022 150 East 69th St., #11D, NY 10021 401 E. 89th St., #1N, NY 10128 425 East 79th St., #3B, NY 10075 176 E. 77th St, #8K, NY 10075 15 W. 72nd St, #36B, NY 10023 6 W. 77th St, #7A, NY 10024

516-932-5091 212-772-6071 212-673-5404 212-472-1501 212-421-3962 212-888-0109 212-247-8475 212-787-3137 212-486-3976 860-350-8420

mentor813@yahoo.com

212-600-4577 516-984-5522 212-879-5909 646-414-7828 212-888-0537

glamgran@gmail.com

212-600-0838 212-410-0054 212-772-7556 212-879-6312 212-580-7381 212-787-0811

jilcraft@rcn.com

341 W. 24th St, #10A, NY 10011 240 Central Park South, #19J, NY 10019 505 East 79th St., #15B NY 10075

212-691-6840 212-581-6257

SMenkes851@aol.com

212-879-4904

Passloff@aol.com

914-263-2515 212-988-4573 718-459-6456

Lmschain@gmail.com

212-721-0104

chattyKsegall@aol.com

DBH532@aol.com mjbond007@aol.com Phylchasin@aol.com

Phyllis Edith Steve Phyllis Pat Joanne

Chasin Finell Friedberg Gates Glickman Goldfarb

Andrea Steve Marian Cora-Sue Gloria

Halbfinger Hill Jordan Kaufman Lazarus

Linda Shari Lee Elinor Ariel Francoise

Lerner Lessing Liss Lubin Mandel Marcus

Sally Wendy

Menkes Montgomery

Marina

Passloff

Linda Eleanor Helen

Schain Schick Schultz

Kathy

Segall

124 W. 60th St, #20E, NY 10023 215 E. 68th St, #15Y, NY 10065 66-25 103 St, #3A, Forest Hills, NY 11375 55 Central Pk W, #11F, NY 10023

Lela

Somma

45 Sutton Pl. So., #2G, NY 10022

646-329-6325

jockeyon@aol.com

Judie

Volin

160 East 48th St., #8A, NY 10017

212-832-0949

jvolin9@aol.com

Carole

Weinberg

35 E. 75th St, #17A, NY 10021

212-737-4044

cygmom9@gmail.com

Susi

Weiner

16 West 16th St, #CN, NY 10011

305-915-5401

susiq17@gmail.com

Tammy

Weintraub

445 East 80thSt. #10B, NY 10075

212-794-1588

jerrywmd@earthlink.net

Sara

Zimmerman

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212 787-5173

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edithfinell@earthlink.net steve@friedberg.org gphylruth@aol.com MelAPatB@aol.com hippityhopjeg@aol.com

shill1@optonline.net Marian.RJordan@gmail.com corasuek@rcn.com glazarus3@nyc.rr.com

shariLnewyork@webtv.net LHirschfeld@me.com Shelinor18@gmaill.com arileomand@gmail.com FrancoiseMarcus@gmail.com

WLMontgomery@att.net

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SUSTAINING THE MIND: SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH & SCHOLARSHIP Congratulations to the Gotham Chapter! We are one of the five chapters in the country who reached the Platinum Level as we raised over $25,000 last year.

Viewing this online? Press (CTRL + Click) on the Button to donate Or click on the following link: https://alumni.brandeis.edu/makingyourgift/sustainingthemind

Think about giving a larger gift over tw o years: half in 2014 after June 30 and half after January 1, 2015 (The BNC fiscal year Is July 1 to June 30)

Crystal Sustainers Tammy Weintraub

The levels of contribution are:

Silver Sustainers

Platinum Sustainers - $25,000 Crystal Sustainers - $10,000

Jeanne Jacobson Elinor Lubin

Silver Sustainers - $5,000

Sustainers

Sustainers - $1,000

Madalyn Friedberg Francoise Marcus Barbara Miller Wendy Montgomery Eleanor Schick Marlene Spigner Helene Stern Marsha Stoller Carole Weinberg

payable over three years payable over three years payable over three years

payable over one fiscal year (July to June)

Gotham Angels - $500-$1000

payable over one fiscal year (July to June)

Credit card payment: Call Debbie LaBarge at the National Office 781-736-7588. Checks: Send a check for any amount mentioning the Gotham Chapter to: Brandeis National Committee P.O. Box 549110 Waltham, MA 02454-9110

Gotham Angels Anita Boxer Sandy Frank Pat Glickman Marian Jordan Ariel Mandel Julie Nesta Nelson Stephen Reiner

Honorary Chairs Barbara Miller and Marsha Stoller Chairman – Carole Weinberg cygmom9@gmail.com

We also wish to thank our many other members who have sent in contributions to this campaign.

Committee Members: Mildred Aksen, Madalyn Friedberg, Marian Jordan and Elinor Lubin

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SUSTAINING THE MIND: SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH & SCHOLARSHIP Brandeis University has a long standing reputation for excellence in science research. The Neuroscience Program at Brandeis is ranked 6th in the country. Their scientists continue to garner national and international recognition for their accomplishments in the field of neuroscience. Fortunately, we are all living longer - unfortunately, neurodegenerative diseases have escalated at an alarming rate. At Brandeis, scientists are in more than 50 different laboratories are involved in research into brain-related disorders. They hope to find cures. We all want to leave the world a better place and this is our opportunity. BNC chapters have accepted the challenge of supporting scientific research and scholarships in this three year campaign. Please consider contributing to the campaign. Last year we raised a million dollars. There are two million dollars left to raise. Together we can do this!

COMMUNITY SERVICE REPORT

Your contributions make a difference!

Our Community Service project has proven to be a huge success. We have put smiles on many faces by contributing hundreds of food items to the senior centers and giving the gift of better eyesight through generous donations of eyeglasses. Let us continue this good work. Suggested contributions are: 1. Packaged foods, such as small cartons of raisins, dry cereals, oatmeal, or any healthy foods which are easy to carry. (No canned goods, please – too heavy!) 2. Eyeglasses that you no longer need (including sunglasses). Please remember to leave your name with your contribution so it can be acknowledged. Marilyn Bond (or Loeva Bernard or Phyllis Gates if Marilyn is unavailable) will collect your donations at the monthly general meetings and study groups. The following members continue to contribute items: Mildred York Aksen Loeva Bernard Marilyn Bond Phyllis Chasin Madalyn Friedberg Phyllis Gates Pat Glickman Rhoda Hodes Grief

Eileen Kanfer Cora-Sue Kaufman Bernice Lachs Norma Lang Shari Lessing Elinor Lubin Ariel Mandel Sally Menkes

Linda Rentel Eleanor Schick Kathy Segall Helene Stern Carole Weinberg Tammy Weintraub Helen Winter Sara Zimmerman

In addition to thanking all of the above, we wish to thank Helen Schultz for contributing to our Community Service efforts by organizing libraries in senior centers. Thanks to all for a job well-done! Please let Marilyn know if we’ve missed anyone; we apologize for the oversight and will update our list.

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INCLUDE YOUR PHONE NUMBER, ADDRESS, EMAIL, AND EVENT NAME WITH CHECKS TO ENSURE YOU CAN BE NOTIFIED IF THERE ARE EVENT CHANGES

FEBRUARY Tuesday, February 4 – BNC Great Decisions 2014 – $45 (Special study group - 1st of 10 sessions) Also March 4, April 1, May 6, June 10, July 8, August 5, September 9, October 7, November 4

(This is a special study group open to Study Group Members only)

11:00 a.m. –Brandeis House*, 12 East 77th Street This is the first meeting of the season. We will continue using Foreign Affairs magazine. You will be receiving the magazine on a bi-monthly basis and discussing articles from "Foreign Affairs" Magazine each month. The discussions will be led by members of the group. The dates for this year are: Tuesday, February 4; Tuesday, March 4; Tuesday, April 1; Tuesday, May 6; Tuesday, June 10*; Tuesday, July 8*; Tuesday, August 5; Tuesday, September 9*; Tuesday, October 7; and Tuesday, November 4. (*note the second Tuesday) The charge for the magazine is $20 for a one-year subscription (6 issues) and the charge for the 10-session study group is $25. The study group is limited to 20 people, so please contact Elinor to check on availability before you send your check. *If there are conflicts with the Brandeis House schedule, we will meet 176 East 77th Street, #8K. For more information, contact Elinor on 212-879-6312 or shelinor18@gmail.com. Send checks payable to BNC to Elinor Lubin, 176 East 77th Street, #8K, New York 10075. Wednesday, February 5 - General Meeting/Study Group –

An Eyew itness: M y Ex perience at Dachau

10:30 a.m. - General Meeting (open to all BNC Members) 1:15 p.m. - Brandeis House Study Group (Open to Study Group Members only) Speakers: Seymour Kaplan, American soldier and Yiddish interpreter Seymour Kaplan will speak about what he witnessed as an American soldier entering the Dachau concentration camp at the end of WW II to serve as a Yiddish interpreter. Mr. Kaplan left high school to enlist in the military. He later earned his Bachelors’ Degree at Brooklyn College graduating magna cum laude. He became a businessman and then a NYC public school teacher. He gives frequent talks to groups of all ages about his Dachau experience and has been honored by many organizations. Refreshments will be provided. Please confirm your attendance with Doris Bahar on 212-772-6071 or dhb532@aol.com. Thursday, February 6 - Ladies who lunch organizational meeting - $15 to join the group (BNC members only) Leader for organizational meeting only: Lee Liss 11:00 a.m. - Home of Pat Glickman, 301 East 48th Street, Apt. 15F Ladies who lunch is a new program guided by its own members. Following this meeting, lunches will take place once a month on a Tuesday or a Friday that does not conflict with other Gotham chapter events. At the end of each lunch, the next restaurant will be chosen by a member of the group and the date will be announced. As the group gets larger, seating will be randomly assigned by drawing a table number. Lunch will be at your own expense. This is your chance to make new friends and get to know the different neighborhoods of New York City! Come to the organizational meeting to discuss this new program when Lee will announce the first restaurant and date. She will answer any questions you may have. All group members will be contacted by phone/e-mail as to date and location of the next restaurant. Please reserve by contacting Lee: 212-772-7556 or LHirschfeld@me.com Send in your $15 check payable to BNC to Lee Liss, 425 East 79th Street, #Apt 3B, New York 10075 Brandeis National Committee – Gotham Chapter February 2014 – June 2014 Page 8


Wednesday, February 12 – Tour of Jewish Theological Seminary – Members - $25 (non-members - $35) Limited to 25 people. 11:30 a.m. - 3080 Broadway (at 122nd Street) The Jewish Theological Seminary of America is one of the academic and spiritual centers of Conservative Judaism and a major center for academic scholarship in Jewish studies. The building contains an extensive contemporary art collection and a world class library. After our tour join us for lunch, on your own, at a kosher cafeteria on site. Directions: take #1 subway to 125th Street, then walk south 3 blocks on Broadway. Contact Linda Schain for more information, lmschain@gmail.com or 914-263-2515. Send checks to Linda Schain, 124 West 60th Street, Apt 20E, New York 10023 Tuesday, February 18 – Movie viewing and discussion – Members $15 (Limited to 12 members) 1:00 p.m. – Home of Linda and Steven Hill, 2 Columbus Avenue, Apt. 40A NYC Facilitator: Steven Hill The movie: Rosenzweig’s Freedom (89 minutes, color, 1998, German with English subtitles) In this fast-paced thriller, two Jewish brothers, children of Holocaust survivors, confront the ugly, growing wave of extreme right-wing violence in Germany. It's 1991, and a group of skinheads attacks a foreign-workers' hostel the same night a neo-Nazi leader is shot dead. Because he was in the hostel with his Vietnamese girlfriend that night, Michael Rosenzweig becomes the main suspect. But Michael can't recall what happened. We will eat lunch at noon at a nearby restaurant which will be announced. For more information contact: Steven Hill, shill1@optonline.net Send checks to payable to BNC to Steven Hill, 2 Columbus Ave., #40A, New York 10023 Monday, February 24 –Introduction to Judaism– $25 (Special Study Group - 1st of 3 sessions) (Open to Study Group members only and limited to 18 members) Also Monday, March 31 and Monday, April 28 10:30 a.m. – 420 East 51st Street, Apt. 11E Leader: Edith Finell, Gotham Chapter member This continues our review of Jewish history and scholarship, based on the DVDs featuring lectures by Professor Shai Cherry, who received his PhD in Jewish Thought from Brandeis in 2001 and has taught at Hebrew Union College and at the Pardes Institute in Israel, among other places. We will view the DVDs and then discuss them. Continuing as our presenter and leader, Edith has a strong interest in Jewish history and traditions. She was born in Berlin and left in 1938 and "just under the wire" – as she says. She is an active member of a Reconstructionist synagogue and for many years ran a language and translation school in NYC. You may continue your discussions at Dutch treat lunch will follow at a local coffee shop. The $25 fee includes all three sessions. Contact Shelley Greene, (212-525-5480) for further information. Send checks payable to BNC to Shelley Greene 165 East 72nd Street, #2K, New York 10021. Tuesday, February 25 – Tour of Museum of Arts and Design – Members - $30 Limited to 20 members. 10:45 a.m. – Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), 2 Columbus Circle Join us and explore the intersection between craft, design and art. Everything from handmade ceramics to 3D digital fabrication is celebrated at the museum. Our tour will showcase selected elements from three exhibitions: Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital; Body and Soul: New International Ceramics and Fashion Jewelry: The collection of Barbara Berger. This is an opportunity to explore Contemporary Art with a knowledgeable guide and to see some of the newest and most important artists of the twenty-first century. Following our tour, you may wish to join us for lunch (at your own expense) across the street at Landmarc in the Time Warner Center (3rd Floor), 10 Columbus Circle (60th Street and Broadway). For further information, contact Kathy Segall, 212-721-0104 (day of event only - 914-924-0491) Send checks payable to BNC to Kathy Segall, 55 Central Park West, Apt 11F, New York 10023 Brandeis National Committee – Gotham Chapter February 2014 – June 2014 Page 9


INCLUDE YOUR PHONE NUMBER, ADDRESS, EMAIL, AND EVENT NAME WITH CHECKS TO ENSURE YOU CAN BE NOTIFIED IF THERE ARE EVENT CHANGES

MARCH OUR GENERAL MEETINGS ARE BOTH INTERESTING AND ENJOYABLE! JOIN US. Wednesday, March 5 - General Meeting/Study Group:

Jew ish Diaspora - The Story of a P eople in Flight

10:30 a.m. - General Meeting (open to all BNC Members) 1:15 p.m. - Brandeis House Study Group (Open to Study Group Members only) Speaker: Chrystie Sherman, photographer, photojournalist, and chronicler of disappearing Jewish communities Chrystie will show some of her amazing photos and talk about her project Uncertain Futures: Journeys into the Jewish Diaspora and visits to places like the former Soviet Union and Central Asia, Greece and Turkey, India and North Africa. Refreshments will be provided. Please confirm your attendance with Doris Bahar on 212-772-6071 or dhb532@aol.com

Monday, March 10 –Brandeis Book Club (Special Study Group: 3rd of 4 sessions) - $20 Also Monday, May 12 (4th of 4 sessions) (Open to study group members only) 10:45 a.m. – Brandeis House We continue our successful season! So far, we have reviewed The Roundhouse by Louise Erdrich and The Light Between Oceans by M.L.Stedman. In March we plan to have read Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. The May book will be announced after our discussion. Phyllis Chasin and Shari Lessing look forward to seeing you at these lively, spirited discussions. Please confirm your attendance with Shari Lessing at 212-410-0054. Call Shari for further information. Send checks payable to BNC to Eleanor Schick, 215 East 68th Street, #15Y, New York 10065 Our chapter is expanding and we are making every effort to offer more choices for our members. Our three Living-Room Learning' events (3/11; 5/5 a.m. and 5/5 p.m.) are sure to be very popular and need to be limited due to the size of our homes. Therefore, we ask you to choose only one of the three events, so that others may have a chance to attend. Tuesday, March 11 – Living Room Learning: W ine and W isdom : How w e learn about our beginnings - $35 (limited to 20 members) 2:00 p.m. – Home of Claire Shapiro, 200 East 57th Street Speaker: Avraham Groll. Avraham Groll, from JewishGen (short for Jewish Genealogy), a department associated with Yivo Institute for Jewish Research and affiliated with the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, will speak to us. He will talk about about how "JewishGen" began, some of the interesting stories it has uncovered, and how we can begin the search for our own roots. For more information call Phyllis on 212-787-3137. Send checks payable to BNC to Phyllis Gates, 101 West 81st Street, #208, New York 10024

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Thursday, March 20 – All-access guided tour of Madison Square Garden - $25 Limited to 20 members. 10:45 a.m. – Madison Square Garden Box Office, 7th Avenue Entrance (at 32nd Street) We will meet at 10:45 for the 11 a.m. tour, which will leave promptly, Discover the secrets of the transformed Garden. Get an insider’s look at “The World’s Most Famous Arena” with the All Access Tour! Explore exclusive VIP areas of the state-of-the-art arena and commemorate over 130 years of legendary Garden history. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour and will be followed by lunch, at your own expense, at Mustang Harry’s, a short distance away (352 7th Ave, between 29th and 30th Streets). For further information contact Paul Adler at pkadler@outlook.com or 516-932-5091 (day of the event only – 516-884-2389) Send checks payable to BNC to Paul Adler, 2 Lewis Avenue, Jericho, New York 11753. Tuesday, March 25 – Day trip to Yale University’s art museums and lunch- $65 (non-members - $75) Limited to 31 people. 8:00 a.m. – Brandeis House, 12 East 77th Street Immerse yourself in art for a day, touring the beautiful Yale Center for British Art and the recently remodeled and expanded Yale University Art Galleries. We will leave from Brandeis House on a luxury coach bus and plan to arrive about 10:30 a.m. Once we arrive, we will check our coats and pick up small seats that we can use as we tour the British art center with our own special friend, Lauren (Boots) Landwirth. After our tour, you will have time to check out the beautiful gift shop before lunch at a nearby Thai restaurant. After lunch, we will head to the Yale University Art Gallery, a group of three buildings that were recently remodeled and combined, where we will have two docents take us on a tour of the paintings in their 19th and 20th century collections. We will then have 90 minutes to explore the museum, which is like a “mini-Metropolitan”, on our own, visiting the many interesting collections, such as early American silver to Chinese porcelain to John Trumbull revolutionary war paintings, among others. We will leave for home at 4:30 and arrive back at Brandeis House by 7:00 p.m. or earlier as traffic allows! For a preview of what you will see, go to www.britishart.yale.edu or www.artgallery.yale.edu For further questions, call Andrea Halbfinger, 212-600-4577 (day of event only: 516-236-0959). Contact Marjorie Fein for questions about availability on 718-548-1534 or mwfein@hotmail.com Send your checks to: Marjorie Fein, 2600 Netherland Ave., Apt. 920, Bronx, New York 10463. BOOK AND AUTHOR LUNCHEON PICTURES OCTOBER 28, 2013

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SPRING LUNCHEON INVITATION Supporting the Brandeis Libraries and "Sustaining the Mind" campaign

Thursday JUNE 12 AT NOON - $90 Plus Donation*

Honoring Elinor Lubin The University Club, 1 West 54th Street (at 5th Avenue) We will be honoring Elinor Lubin for her dedication to our chapter. Elinor has been our initiator, leader and hostess for Great Decisions, is a member of the B&A Luncheon committee and is a tireless worker in all aspects of the Gotham chapter. She is currently Region President for New York, New Jersey and Southern Connecticut. *The Gotham chapter would like to present Elinor with a gift representing a donation made to the "Sustaining the Mind" campaign and to the Brandeis Libraries in her honor. This year's luncheon will be once again at The University Club, an architectural landmark building designed by architects McKim, Mead, and White. Our speaker is Scott Edminston, award winning director of more than sixty productions and founder of the Brandeis Office of the Arts. He will share with us his extensive knowledge of how a work of drama is conceived and interpreted by directors, actors and audience members. We look forward to celebrating with you. Janet Adler, Co-Chair Phone 516-932-5091 Email: mentor813@yahoo.com

Leslie Hammer, Co-Chair Phone 718-835-4726 Email: lehammer51@aol.com

By June 1st, send checks payable to BNC to Janet Adler, 2 Lewis Avenue, Jericho, New York 11753. Please send the response form below with your check. (PLEASE PRINT)

Enclosed is a check for _______ reservation(s) and a *donation of $ _________ Name and Address: ___________________________________________________________ Phone number and email: ______________________________________________________ Choice of meal(s):

Chicken ______ Fish _______ Vegetarian ________

List with whom you’d like to be seated:

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BOOK FUND – TRIBUTES FOR EVERY OCCASION Brandeis Tributes are the perfect way to mark a special occasion or to simply remember someone. Your Book Fund donations go directly to the Brandeis Library to keep it up to date in all academic areas and enable it to continue all of its services. Your purchases of Book Fund Tributes are 100% tax-deductible.

BOOK FUND TRIBUTE MAIL ORDER FORM Use a separate form for each tribute card order. Send your check and completed forms to: Joanne Goldfarb, 45 High Meadow Lane, Roxbury, CT 06783 Phone: 860-350-8420 – e-mail: hippityhopjeg@aol.com For payments by credit card, call Deborah LaBarge on 781-736-7588 1) $ 5 – Blue and White Tribute Card 2) $10 – Goldfarb Library at Night Card 3) $18 – Louis Brandeis Portrait Card (Chai) $33 – GOTHAM CHAPTER 3-PACK SPECIAL! One of each of the above. See how useful it is to have them on hand for any occasion! (1) 4) $35 – LRJ with Newly Designed Inserts (red) 5) NEW! $25 or more - Contribution to Sustaining The Mind: Scientific Research and Scholarships Endowed fund

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Information about other Major donations is available on request. Sent tribute to: NAME (please print):________________________________________

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CITY, STATE AND ZIP:______________________________________ CHECK ONE: 

IN HONOR OF:_____________________________________________

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(Anniversary, Special Thank You, New Grandchild, Get Well, Bar Mitzvah, Congratulations, etc.) The following people have purchased Book Fund Tributes from July 1 through November 30 Gerald & Mildred York Aksen Madalyn Friedberg Sandra Frank Pat Glickman

Joanne Goldfarb Barbara Hochman Jeanne Jacobson Gloria Lazarus

Francoise Marcus Ariel Mandel Barbara Miller Nesta J. Nelson

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Eleanor and Harry Schick Marsha Stoller Carole Gliedman Weinberg Karen Wohl


BOOK AND AUTHOR LUNCHEON PICTURES October 28, 2013

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OUR CHAPTER INFORMATION OFFICER Tammy Weintraub, our chapter’s CIO, and our board members check the Brandeis University website for interesting and pertinent information to share with members of our chapter. Current news about the University's students, faculty members, new programs, and campus events is always presented at our general meetings and keeps our membership up-to-date with what is happening at Brandeis.

…..Can’t wait for the next report from our CIO? Want to know more about Brandeis programs and activities? You can check the latest news from Brandeis at the following websites: www.brandeis.edu/ for Brandeis University www.brandeis.edu/bnc for the Brandeis National Committee Don’t forget to read the latest issue of Brandeis’ online magazine! See http://www.brandeis.edu/magazine/ for current and past issues.

The Brandeis National Committee is now on You can keep in touch with chapter news across the country and find the latest news about Brandeis. Facebook is the easiest way to find out the most current news. This information is available to anyone; you don’t have to join Facebook first. See http://www.facebook.com/BrandeisNationalCommittee If you are already a Facebook member, just go to your home page and enter "Brandeis National Committee" in the search box.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Are you interested in a more active Brandeis role? We are looking for people who would enjoy serving on committees and help us with the following: o Contacting lecturers for Wednesday afternoon study groups o Leading discussions of movies on Jewish themes provided by Brandeis University o Leading discussions following Brandeis Syllabi o Speaking at one of the study groups on a topic of your choosing o Hosting a luncheon o Providing new ideas for a trip, a speaker, or a fundraising event Contact any member of the Presidium to become more active in our chapter. Phyllis Gates Pat Glickman Cora Sue Kaufman

212-787-3137 212-486-3976 646-414-7828

Francoise Marcus Tammy Weintraub

212-787-0811 212-794-1588

SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO… Roundabout Theater subscriptions are an important part of our fundraising effort and are second only to our annual Book and Author Luncheon. Tickets are for Wednesday matinee performances. We are assured preferred seating and Roundabout has a liberal exchange policy. Please encourage your friends to join us. The new subscription cost and information will be sent to you when it is available in late February. The cost per subscription includes a donation to Brandeis which is tax deductible. For more information contact Eleanor Schick on 212-988-4573 or eschick1@nyc.rr.com Brandeis National Committee – Gotham Chapter February 2014 – June 2014 Page 15


APRIL Wednesday, April 2– General Meeting/Study Group:

How W e Live our Later Years: I t’s our Choice

10:30 a.m. - General Meeting (Open to all BNC members) 1:15 p.m. - Study Group (Open to Study Group members only) Speaker: Dr. Austen Hayes, psychologist and Clinical Instructor, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine Dr. Hayes will speak to the topic The Way We Age. She is particularly interested in the effect of behavior, thinking and emotion on our health. She will discuss the influence age stereotypes have on us and how our "late years" can be a period of decline or a period of extraordinary development. Refreshments will be provided. Please confirm your attendance with Doris Bahar on 212-772-6071 or dhb532@aol.com Thursday, April 3 – Tour of New York City Center and lunch - $ 46 (non-members $56) Limited to 25 people. 10:45 am – New York City Center, 131 West 55th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) This is a special opportunity to tour this iconic building. Our tour will begin at 11:00 a.m. The New York City Center, with its unique neo-Moorish facade, was built in 1923 as a meeting hall for the members of the Ancient Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (The Shriners). Two decades later, the building was saved from the wrecking ball by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia who transformed it into Manhattan's first performing arts center. On December 11, 1943, New York City Center officially opened its doors with a special concert by the New York Philharmonic. LaGuardia himself took the baton to conduct the national anthem. Lunch will follow upstairs on the second floor of PizzArte Art Gallery at Cucina Napoletana at 69 West 55th Street. (This restaurant is not handicapped accessible.) Contact Linda for more information, lmschain@gmail.com or 914-263-2515 Send checks payable to BNC to Linda Schain, 124 West 60th Street, Apt 20E, New York 10023 Monday, April 7 – Book discussion- $ 10 (limited to 20 members only) 2:00 p.m. – Home of Ned Marcus, 6 West 77th Street, #7A Facilitator: Ned Marcus The book: "Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed" by Jared Diamond. COLLAPSE is an examination of several societies that have collapsed (including Easter Island, the Vikings in Greenland, and the Mayas), as well as a few that have solved their ecological problems and succeeded. As in GUNS, GERMS AND STEEL, his previous Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Diamond takes a big-picture view. The lesson is clear -- we must take action to avoid the collapse of our interdependent global society. "Our world society is presently on a non-sustainable course." For more information contact Ned Marcus NedMarcus@gmail.com. Send checks payable to BNC to: Francoise Marcus 6 West 77th Street Apt. #7A, New York 10024 Thursday, April 10 – Current Films & Discussion organizational meeting - $15 (members only) 11:00 a.m. Home of Carole Weinberg, 35 East 75th Street, Apt.17A Leader for organizational meeting only: Carole Weinberg Current Films is a fun day including, at your own expense, a movie and discussion in a nearby restaurant. Members will meet once a month on a mutually agreed day that is not conflicting with other Gotham chapter events. At the end of each discussion the next date will be announced. Movies will be chosen two weeks ahead of time in the Lincoln Center Area or the Loews at 84th Street and Broadway OR see the movie on your own and come for the discussion. Plan to attend the organizational meeting to discuss this new program with Carole. She will give you full details of the first movie and location at that time. For further information Carole Weinberg, cygmom9@gmail.com or 914-450-0639 Send checks payable to BNC to: Francoise Marcus 6 West 77th Street Apt. #7A, New York 10024 Brandeis National Committee – Gotham Chapter February 2014 – June 2014 Page 16


INCLUDE YOUR PHONE NUMBER, ADDRESS, EMAIL, AND EVENT NAME WITH CHECKS TO ENSURE YOU CAN BE NOTIFIED IF THERE ARE EVENT CHANGES

Tuesday April 22 – Tour of Museum of Biblical Art and lunch - $40 (non-members - $50) Limited to 30 people. 10:45 – Museum of Biblical Art, 1865 Broadway at 61st Street We will meet early for an 11:00 a.m. guided tour of medieval English Alabaster sculpture on loan from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. During the late Middle Ages England had a thriving art industry that produced delicate alabaster sculptures designed for use in private homes. This exhibit offers a fascinating window into the role of art in the devotional practices of the Middle Ages. The sixty biblically inspired pieces are from the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. Following our tour we will have lunch at Aba - a Turkish restaurant at 325 West 57th Street. For more information contact Cora Sue Kaufman on 646-414-7828 (Day of event only - 646-645-7828) Send checks payable to BNC to Cora Sue Kaufman, 315 8th Avenue. Apt 13B, New York, 10001.

PLANNED GIVING

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OUR CHAPTER IS EXPANDING We extend a warm welcome to our newest annual members: Nancy Amiel Melitta Anderman Barbara Bernstein Evelyn Chefitz Rhonda DeFabritus

Vivian Ganz Laura Ginsburg Gloria Hurwitz Gail Jakubowski

Hershey Kaskel Sharon Krutzel Lydia Mandel-Mckzo Judith Raphael

Lydia Rentel Barbara Ross Ellen Shwarts Sandra Weinstein Irwin Winter

NOT A MEMBER? JOIN NOW!

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION Annual dues apply through June 30, 2014 and payments are tax deductible. Annual Membership Levels: $60.00 – Regular $85.00 – Gold $125.00 – Platinum $ 40 for spouse of current BNC member living at same address ($100 per couple) Name:_________________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________ City: _____________________________State: _______ ZIP____________ Home Phone: ____________________________ Email:_____________________________________________________ Send checks payable to BNC along with the above information to: Pat Glickman, 301 East 48th Street, #15F New York 10017 If you wish to pay by credit card, call Debbie LaBarge at 781 736-7588 Privacy Policy: The University’s policy, and therefore our policy, is to respect the privacy of our members and their contact information. Our members’ contact information is solely for official Brandeis use and is not to be shared with any third party. Brandeis National Committee – Gotham Chapter February 2014 – June 2014 Page 18

REASONS TO JOIN

BNC members: 1) Enjoy social gatherings, make new friends and meet individuals with shared interests. 2) Attend intellectually stimulating lectures 3) Immerse themselves in lifelong learning with study groups, Brandeis facultyauthored guides and deis flicks films. 4) Meet our chapter’s student liaisons and learn about campus life. 5) Receive Brandeis Magazine, a publication especially for the Brandeis community. 6) Join a network of 25,000 individuals who value Brandeis University, founded on the principle of social justice.


BOOK AND AUTHOR LUNCHEON PICTURES OCTOBER 28, 2013

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MAY Monday, May 5 a.m. – Living Room Learning: P olitics and Sex : W hat’s really at Stak e - $35 Limited to 20 members. 10:45 a.m. – Home of Carole Weinberg, 35 East 75th Street, #17A Guest speaker - Dr. Myriam Miedzian, Retired Professor of Philosophy A retired professor of philosophy, Dr. Miedzian, holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Columbia University and a Masters in Clinical Social Work from Hunter College, C.U.N.Y. She has served on the faculties of Rutgers University, The City University of New York, and Barnard College writes and speaks often about contemporary social, political, and cultural issues. She is a frequent op-ed contributor to many publications as well as a guest on many popular television and radio programs. She will review several of the sexual scandals involving political figures that have occurred in recent years and talk about the effect they had on our country's history. Refreshments will be served. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Carole on 914-450-0639 Send checks payable to BNC to Sheila Charney, 80 North Moore Street, #4E, New York 10013 Monday, May 5 p.m. – Living Room Learning: Art Talk- $35 (lim ited to 20

m em bers)

2:00 p.m. - Home of Carole Weinberg, 35 East 75th Street, #17A Speakers: Charlie Bergman CEO of the Pollack-Krasner Foundation Stuart Levy Art advisor and private dealer Charlie is a renowned authority on artist endowed foundations. He will talk to us about the Pollack - Krasner Foundation which is the largest private foundation created to exclusively aid worthy and needy artists internationally. Charlie has directed and served on numerous foundation and institution boards in the United States and Germany. With his charming personality, and knowledge Stuart returns to speak to our chapter for the second time. He will discuss new trends and developments in the art market. He specializes in 19th through 21st Century American and European Art. Stuart lectures and advises individual collectors and institutions in the USA and Europe. He has participated in numerous panels and symposium exploring developments in the art market. Refreshments will be served. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Carole on 914-450-0639 Send checks payable to BNC to Lee Liss, 425 East 79th Street, Apt. 3B, New York 10075

Wednesday, May 7 – General Meeting/Study Group – Finding Help for Children w ith Disabilities 1:15 p.m. - Study Group (Open to Study Group members only) Speaker: Dr. Arlene Goldsmith, LCSW, PhD, Executive Director New Alternatives for Children (NAC) and recognized expert in child welfare policy. Dr. Goldsmith has her PhD in social work and currently directs an amazing organization serving the needs of medically fragile children and their parents, both biological and foster. This delightful, capable, and passionate woman is also a BRANDEIS graduate. She will speak of her work running an organization for many years that was founded after the Willowbrook disaster and has successfully helped thousands of families. They provide medical, psychological and educational support to the families and have made it possible for these challenging children in stay in a secure environment and thrive. Refreshments will be provided. Please confirm your attendance with Doris Bahar on 212-772-6071 or dhb532@aol.com

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Thursday, May 15 – Tour of Institute of Classical Architecture and Lunch - $55 (non-members - $65) – Limited to 40 people. Proceeds donated to the Library Work Scholar Fund

Gifts to the Library Work-Scholar Fund pay salaries for students working in the Brandeis Libraries as a component of financial aid packages. Student employment helps offset the increasing costs of education, while at the same time giving the libraries much-needed support. A gift of $500 provides the salary for one student for a semester. Support this important cause and share an exciting day. 10:45 a.m. –Lobby of the Institute of Classical Architecture, 20 West 44th Street The Institute is dedicated to advancing the practice and appreciation of the classical tradition in architecture and the allied arts. The building itself is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The façade housing the institute is a New York City landmark. The building is also the home of the General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen founded in 1785. We will see the Plaster Cast collection on loan from the Metropolitan Museum. There will be a tour of their classrooms and the art and sculpture studios. The library's main reading room soars to a height of three stories and is topped by a magnificent skylight. After our visit, we will have lunch at a restaurant to be announced. For more information contact Sally at SMenkes851@aol.com (day of event only – 917-699-2979 or 917 929 8167) Send checks payable to BNC to Sally Menkes, 341 West 24th Street, #10A, New York 10011. Monday, May 19 – Book Discussion - $10 (limited to 12 members only) 10:30 a.m. – Home of Home of Irwin Winter, 140 East 63rd Street, #8D Facilitator: Irv Winter The Book: David and Goliath by Malcom Gladwell David and Goliath is bestselling Author Malcom Gladwell’s latest book. Sometimes controversial but never dull, Gladwell uses the story to illustrate his point that very often what we think of as the underdog is not that at all. Gladwell uses a variety of examples from everyday life to illustrate that point. For more information contact Irv Winter: Iwinter007@aol.com Mail checks to payable to BNC to Steven Hill, 2 Columbus Avenue, #40A, New York 10023 Tuesday, May 20 – Tour of Central Park (north area) - $20 (non-members - $30) – Limited to 25 people. 10:30 A.M. Our guide will meet us at the Dana Discovery Center, just inside the park from the 110th Street and Lenox Avenue entrance which is 1 block west of 5th Avenue. The North area of Central Park is truly beautiful; it evokes the experience of being in a natural wilderness. Features include the Harlem Meer, North Woods, rustic bridges and waterfalls. Our guide will talk about the history of this part of the park. We will exit the park on the east side and walk to the nearby Fox 'n' Fiddle restaurant (1140 Madison Avenue) for a group lunch at your own expense. Contact Marian Jordan, marian.rjordan@gmail.com, 212-879-5909 for more information. (day of event only - 917-923-5711) Send checks payable to BNC to Marian Jordan at 215 East 80th St., #9G, NewYork, 10075. Travel directions: Madison Ave. #3 or #4 bus to 110th St.; Lexington Ave. #6 or Broadway #2 subway to 110th. Street or B or C subway to 110th St. and Frederick Douglas Blvd. (which is equivalent to 8th Ave and walk east along the northern edge of the Park for two blocks to the Lennox Avenue entrance). Brandeis National Committee – Gotham Chapter February 2014 – June 2014 Page 21


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Thursday, May 29 – The American Jury (a Brandeis study guide discussion) - $10 10:30 A.M. Brandeis House, 12 East 77th Street Leader: Steve Friedberg, lawyer and a member of BNC Gotham Chapter. Steve previously gave an excellent presentation "The Bill of Rights and The Ten Commandments", also a Brandeis study guide discussion. We generally think of our government as having three branches—legislative, executive and judicial. A fourth branch of our democracy is all but forgotten—the jury. It may be because its deliberations are secret and we really do not know exactly how it works, or it may be because its role has been circumscribed, not as a maker of law, but as a servant of law—like a machine or a computer of sorts. Are juries necessary to democracy? Steve will lead us into a discussion of the nature and function of our criminal justice system and how we might improve it, focusing particularly on "proof beyond a reasonable doubt." Send checks payable to BNC to Tammy Weintraub, 445 East 80th Street, #10B, New York 10075.

JUNE Wednesday, June 4 –General meeting Installation of Officers and Lunch 10:30 a.m. – Brandeis House Our final general meeting, with installation of officers, will be followed by a catered lunch at Brandeis House. All chapter members are encouraged to join us for both the general meeting and lunch. Please confirm your attendance with Francoise Marcus, francoisemarcus@gmail.com, 212-787-0811. Thursday, June 12 – Spring Luncheon honoring Elinor Lubin – $90 plus donation 12:00 p.m. – University Club, 1 West 54 Street (at 5th Avenue) See invitation and response form on page 12 in this bulletin.

PLAN AHEAD – SAVE THE DATE! MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2014

Fourteenth Annual Book and Author Luncheon

Mark your calendars now. Plan to attend this important fundraising event.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Tuesday, February 4 – BNC Great Decisions 2014: Special Study Group - $45 (1st of 10) sessions) Also March 4, April 1, May 6, June 10, July 8, August 5, September 9, October 7, November 4 Send checks payable to BNC to Elinor Lubin, 176 East 77th Street, #8K, New York 10075. Wednesday, February 5 - General Meeting/Study Group – An Eyewitness: My Experience at Dachau Please confirm your attendance with Doris Bahar on 212-772-6071 or dhb532@aol.com. Thursday, February 6 - Ladies who lunch (organizational meeting) - $15 to join the group (BNC members only) Send in your $15 check payable to BNC to Lee Liss, 425 East 79th Street, #Apt 3B, New York 10075 Wednesday, February 12 – Tour of Jewish Theological Seminary – Members - $25 (non-members - $35); limited to 25 people. Send checks to Linda Schain, 124 West 60th Street, Apt 20E, New York 10023 Tuesday, February 18 – Movie viewing and discussion – Members $15; limited to 12 members. Send checks to payable to BNC to Steven Hill, 2 Columbus Ave., #40A, NY, NY 10023 Monday, February 24 – Introduction to Judaism (Special Study Group) - $25 fee for 3 sessions (Open to Study Group members only and limited to 18 members) Also Monday, March 31, Monday, April 28 Send checks payable to BNC to Shelley Greene, 165 E. 72nd Street, #2K, New York 10021. Tuesday, February 25 – Tour of Museum of Arts and Design – Members - $30; limited to 20 members. Send checks payable to BNC to Kathy Segall, 55 Central Park West, Apt 11F, New York 10023 Wednesday, March 5 - General Meeting/Study Group: Jewish Diaspora - The Story of a People in Flight Please confirm your attendance with Doris Bahar on 212-772-6071 or dhb532@aol.com. Monday, March 10 – Brandeis Book Club (Special Study Group - 3rd of 4 sessions) - $20 annual fee Also Monday, May 12 Open to study group members only. Send checks payable to BNC to Eleanor Schick, 215 East 68th Street, #15Y, New York 10065. Tuesday, March 11 – Living Room Learning: Wine and Wisdom: How we learn about our beginnings - $35; limited to 20 members. Send checks payable to BNC to Phyllis Gates, 101 West 81st Street, #208, New York 10024 Thursday, March 20 – All-access guided tour of Madison Square Garden - $25 Limited to 20 members. Send checks payable to BNC to Paul Adler, 2 Lewis Avenue, Jericho, New York 11753. Tuesday, March 25 – Day trip to Yale University’s art museums and lunch- $65 (non-members - $75) Limited to 31 people. Send your checks to: Marjorie Fein, 2600 Netherland Ave., Apt. 920, Bronx, New York 10463.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS, continued Wednesday, April 2 – General Meeting/Study Group: How We Live our Later Years: It’s our Choice Please confirm your attendance with Doris Bahar on 212-772-6071 or dhb532@aol.com. Thursday, April 3 – Tour of New York City Center and lunch - $ 46 (non-members $56) Limited to 25 people. Send checks payable to BNC to Linda Schain, 124 West 60th Street, # 20E, New York 10023. Monday, April 7 – Book discussion- $ 10 (limited to 20 members only) Send checks payable to BNC to: Francoise Marcus 6 West 77th Street Apt. #7A, New York 10024 Thursday, April 10 – Current Films & Discussion (organizational meeting) - $15; members only Send checks payable to BNC to: Francoise Marcus 6 West 77th Street Apt. #7A, New York 10024 Tuesday April 22 – Tour of Museum of Biblical Art and lunch - $40 (non-members - $50) Limited to 30 people. Send checks payable to BNC to Cora Sue Kaufman, 315 8th Avenue. Apt 13B, New York, 10001. Monday, May 5 (10:45 a.m.) – Living Room Learning: Politics and Sex: What’s really at Stake - $35 Limited to 20 members. Send checks payable to BNC to Sheila Charney, 80 North Moore Street, #4E, New York 10013 Monday, May 5 (2 p.m.) – Living Room Learning: Art Talk - $35 (limited to 20 members) Send checks payable to BNC to Lee Liss, 425 East 79th Street, Apt. 3B, New York 10075 Wednesday, May 7 – General Meeting/Study Group: Finding Help for Children with Disabilities Please confirm your attendance with Doris Bahar on 212-772-6071 or dhb532@aol.com. Thursday, May 15 – – Tour of Institute of Classical Architecture and Lunch - $55 (non-members - $65) Proceeds donated to the Library Work-Scholar Fund Limited to 40 people. Send checks payable to BNC to Sally Menkes, 341 West 24th Street, #10A, New York 10011. Monday, May 19 – Book Discussion - $10 (limited to 12 members only) Mail checks to payable to BNC to Steven Hill, 2 Columbus Avenue, #40A, New York 10023 Tuesday, May 20 – Tour of Central Park (north area) - $20 (non-members - $30) Limited to 25 people. Send checks payable to BNC to Marian Jordan at 215 East 80th St., #9G, New York, 10075. Thursday, May 29 – The American Jury (a Brandeis study guide discussion) - $10 Send checks payable to BNC to Tammy Weintraub, 445 East 80th Street, #10B, New York 10075. Wednesday, June 4 – Final general meeting, Installation of Officers and Lunch Please confirm your attendance with Francoise Marcus, francoisemarcus@gmail.com, 212-787-0811. Thursday, June 12 – Spring Luncheon honoring Elinor Lubin- $90 plus donation Send checks payable to BNC to Janet Adler, 2 Lewis Avenue, Jericho, New York 11753 (by June 1st). INCLUDE YOUR PHONE NUMBER, ADDRESS, EMAIL, AND EVENT NAME WITH CHECKS TO ENSURE YOU CAN BE NOTIFIED IF THERE ARE EVENT CHANGES Brandeis National Committee – Gotham Chapter February 2014 – June 2014 Page 24


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