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January 2013

Volume 2, Issue 4


A note from our President I hope you had a happy holiday season. Brandeis is hopping with activities for the New Year.  Please check out our study groups for the rest of the year and register for the ones that interest you. I am very impressed with the calibre of our speakers and with past study groups.  I received many compliments on the talk by Rabbi Slomovitz on the Jewish Roots of Christianity,  visiting the Governor's Mansion and having lunch at the Swan House Restaurant,  going to the Hertz Stage to see "Apples and Oranges" and visiting Hazel Berger's home and studio to learn about Floral Photography. I hope you join us at Lunch Bunch as we enjoy new restaurants and the camaraderie of our friends. Thank you so much to our members and friends for your generous donations to "Sustaining the Mind."  Brandeis is a foundation for excellence.  BNC's hallmark is the opportunity for advanced learning for members who are supporting this institution.  The social benefits to members are numerous and I hope it has been a source of pleasure for you as it has been for me over 35 years. I would like to have one more "social justice" project for 2013.  Please consider donating soaps and shampoo to a Women's Shelter.  We can collect them at our Book and Author Event February 27th.  I hope to see you there and thanks again for all you do for us.

Welcome to our New Members! ....

Emily Rome

Sincerely, Joyce Natbony,

Lynn Reese

President BNC Atlanta

Study Group Info..... IN E L AB UP: L I RO VA A G CE UDY A Love? P T Study Group 16: Do You Feel the S S S THI Please join us once again as Rabbi

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Best Wishes for a Wonderful


Brandeis Goes to the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival! Festival Dates:  January 30 – February 20, 2013

Tickets for the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival are on sale now! The easiest way to buy tickets is to go on line at Helen Stern is organizing two movie dates for Brandeis: • For East Cobb ( GTC Merchants Walk) My Best Holidays on Monday Feb 4 at 12:15pm. No post movie discussion afterward • For Sandy Springs/Dunwoody ( Lefont Sandy Springs) Closed Season on Tuesday Feb 12 at Noon. Discussion afterwards. Everyone will need to buy their own tickets. As the date gets closer - please let Helen know that you are attending so that we can all sit together. Her email is If you are interested in a sold out show, check back to AJFF website on Thursday, Jan 17. Unclaimed sponsor tickets will be released and many of the currently sold out shows will have additional limited availability. These tickets sell out fast, so mark the date! Also, did you know that 1938 Yiddish version of THE SINGING BLACKSMITH was restored by The National Center for Jewish Films which is located on the Brandeis Campus and is also supported by Brandeis University? This classic film, with subtitles, is being shown at Lefont Theater twice during the Festival. Check it out for a special and unique Jewish film experience. Thank You! Helen Stern email:

See you at the movies !

Please Join us for BNC’s Annual Book and Author Event Wednesday, February 27 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Featuring

Zoe Fishman Zoe grew up in Mobile, Alabama. As a wee one, she would walk home from school and talk to herself as she verbally mapped out Barbie and Ken¹s upcoming altercation(s) with Skipper. She loved homework and cleaning. She was wild! Later, she attended Boston University, where she spent her time destroying her teeth with Swedish Fish and explaining to her peers that people actually did wear shoes in Alabama. After college, she arrived in New York with nary a clue and an inflated sense of self-importance. Her first apartment was dubbed Wild Kingdom because of her mouse, roach and pigeon roommates. She took a job in book publishing and, despite a brief foray into the world of web writing touting luxury goods out of a beige office with bad carpeting in Chelsea and writing horoscopes based on planet formations from Iceland (best job ever, by the way) ­ never looked back, until August 2011 that is, when she said goodbye to both her agenting/rights directing day job and Brooklyn, and returned to her southern roots. Today, Zoe lives in Atlanta with her husband - whom she met on the subway after four plus years of trying to get up the nerve to say hello to him, and infant son. She is the author of Saving Ruth (William Morrow, May '12) and Balancing Acts (Harper, Mar '10).

Achievers ‘09 Lorem Ispum Invitation to School Follow


A big thank you to all of our members who have generously responded to our letter requesting support for the neurological research being conducted at Brandeis University. For more information, or to contribute, please contact Debbie Levinson at 770-394-5122 or

Dorita Arnold Amy Arogeti Beth Arogeti Judy Aspes Sandy Bailey Vicki Benjamin Carol Berg Diane Bernstein Joanne Birnbrey Elaine Blumenthal Robin Brill Bobi Dimond Laura Dinerman Judy Feldstein Stella Firestone Sara Franco Nancy Freedman Phyliss Freedman Sally Freedman

Viki and Staci Freeman Linda Gold Ruth Hackner Elaine Harris Diane Heller Pearlann Horowitz Lana Krebs Barbara Krinsky Frances Kuniansky Laurie Kunkes Elaine Kolodkin Elizabeth Leaderman Nancy Levine Debbie Levinson Miriam Levitas Lisa Light Sandy London Valerie Miller

Glenda Minkin Joyce Natbony Carol Nemo Barbie Perlmutter Lisa Galanti Rabinowitz Ann Rawn Ruth Rosenberg Susan Schoenbaum Karen Shapiro Barbara Shoulberg Cheryl Simonoff Irene Stein Judith Taylor Judy Zaban

The Hanukkah party was held on December 10 at Susan Saltz’s house. It was a huge success! Thanks to Susan for welcoming us into her home, Sylvia Lavine for arranging a wonderful party, Helen Stern for bringing a sneak preview of some of the movies at this year’s Jewish Film Festival, and last, but not least, all the ladies who attended!

Brandeis Debuts Book Recycling Drop Boxes with

Our Atlanta Chapter is the pilot for our partnership with Better World Books to help fund Brandeis programs near and dear to our heart. Do you know that a successful book collection box in a great location can earn our chapter an average of $500 per year? Multiply that number over 5 years!  Add 5 more boxes and do the math! We are looking for more businesses to host a drop box. Please partner with us in finding a new home for a Brandeis/Better World Books Drop Box through your friends, family and businesses you patronize. Please share the locations of our existing drop boxes with your friends and neighbors.

ANSLEY MALL - Piedmont & Monroe Publix entrance THE BRICKERY CENTER Hildebrand entrance on the west side of Leslie’s Pools CHEROKEE COMMONS KROGER CENTER - 6199 Hwy 92 Acworth

MJCCA DUNWOODY Zaban Park next to Weinstein Center - Upon exiting center look to right just past ball fields NORTH SPRINGS CENTER Big Lots center, Roswell Rd and Dalrymple, North end PEACHTREE BATTLE PUBLIX Near Publix entrance off Terrace Drive

FOUNTAINS OF OLDE TOWN MARIETTA - Johnson Ferry Rd and Olde Towne Pkwy east SANDY SPRINGS PLAZA side of Johnny’s Pizza Behind Bell Carpet & Roasters LOWES / EL AZTECA CTR 5925 Roswell Rd., next to Lowes sign on Roswell Road next to El Azteca

TEMPLE EMANU-EL DUNWOODY - 1580 Spalding Drive TOCO HILLS KROGER SHOPPING CENTER - N. Druid Hills Rd & LaVista Rd. side entrance

Please note: We are no longer associated with our former book pick up individual. For estate or very large pickups, please call Barbie Perlmutter 404-538-2353 Donated books will be accepted at all of our Brandeis events, thank you for your participation!

BNC Atlanta January 2013 Bulletin  

Exciting events for the new year!

BNC Atlanta January 2013 Bulletin  

Exciting events for the new year!