December, 2011 Issue 129 Mailed bi-monthly
Jewish Film Festival University On Wheels
January 8, 2012, 10:30 a.m.
Movie: My Australia Please join us for a brunch at the Angel
January 15, 2012 Park Club House located at 1000 South
Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas to hear Maura
See PAGE 3 Jane Farrelly, Assistant Professor of
American Studies and Director of the
Journalism Program at Brandeis Univer-
In This Issue:
Professor Farrelly's lecture will examine
University on Wheels .... 1 & 5 the history and impact of the relationship
Presidium Message ............. 2 between news and advertising in the
United States. The advertising industry
Jewish Film Festival ............ 3 Maura Jane Farrelly
has become the financial backbone of the
On the Brandeis Campus .... 4 news industry and that news industry, in turn, is a cornerstone
for our entire democratic system. Are there parts of American
Brandeis Briefs .................... 4 society that should not be private and for profit?
Study Groups ....................... 6 This is the question that has been animating the health care de-
Birthdays .............................. 6 bate; and it's been picking up steam in the arena of education.
Many believe it's a question Americans should be asking them-
On the Town ......................... 7 selves about their news.
Book Fund ......................... 8-9 Prior to joining Brandeis University, Professor Farrelly taught
Membership ....................... 10 at Fordham University, Emory University, and the University
of Georgia. She also worked as a full-time journalist, first for
Financial Secretary ............ 10 Georgia Public Radio in Atlanta, and then for the Voice of
Book and Author Luncheon America in Washington, DC, and New York. Adding to her
....................................... 11-13 credits, Professor Farrelly also freelanced for National Public
Radio, Public Radio International, and the British Broadcasting
Scholarship Fund .............. 14
BNC Men’s Club ................. 15 Every year, we are treated to the best and brightest of Brandeis
Mission Statement ............. 16 University and this year will be no exception. Professor Far-
relly is brilliant and dynamic. The brunch will be lovely, the
company will be exceptional, our intellectual capacity will be
enhanced and we will be building our Chapter-endowed Schol-
arship fund. What more can we ask?
See reservation form on page 5.
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We Would Like To Hear From YOU!
The year is quickly progressing and we are busily planning
for upcoming activities and events. We are grateful to all
those who executed our lively and lovely fashion “fling.” As
you are reading this, we have many “cooks in the kitchen”
preparing for other programs including our holiday gift
wrapping activity, our University On Wheels event high-
lighted in this Bulletin, and the Jewish Film Festival sched-
uled for later in January. We are also in full swing for our
Book & Author Luncheon scheduled in March and all our
study groups and workshops are prospering.
The big question we continue to ask is “Are we doing the
right thing; are we on track?” Our national Brandeis Com-
mittee office conducted a comprehensive survey a few
months back addressing this very question and the answers
were not surprising. Why do we come together? Is it for so-
cial reasons or to raise money for the University or for self-
development and learning? Needless to say, it‟s for all of Denise Needleman, Arlene Zonder,
Lori Barnes, Arlene Krane
these reasons. But, it‟s also not surprising to know that the
more remote one is from the University, the harder it is to connect with our original higher purpose:
to support Brandeis University students and programs.
We can go on and on telling you about the latest news from Brandeis, the most recent awards, the
cutting-edge technology, the break-through research and the profound community engagement but
the truth is that we really come together to learn and to enjoy each other‟s friendship. Now, let‟s be
totally honest: if we didn‟t share in a higher purpose, would we still come together? Obviously,
support for Brandeis is the basis and foundation for all other activity? So the real issue is not to de-
termine our priority but to balance our priorities and here is where we need your help.
Give us your ideas. What should we do? How can we better respond to your needs? What new or
different events and study groups would you like to see? What can we do to answer the call to ser-
vice and enrich our lives? Please be as specific as possible. The more precise you are, the more
you will see it happening. We know that we are in competition for membership with other very
worthy organizations. Frankly, we hope that our members participate in other groups and causes
because we want and need a broad base of experience and community involvement. At the same
time, we understand that we are special and we want to build on the unique role that we play in your
life. Please email any of us, Lori at email@example.com, Arlene at firstname.lastname@example.org, Denise
at email@example.com, or Arlene at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BNC chapter Presidium
Lori Barnes Arlene Krane Denise Needleman Arlene Zonder
LAS VEGAS CHAPTER NEWS WWW.BNCLV.ORG PAGE 3
THIRD ANNUAL JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
The Las Vegas Chapter of BNC is sponsoring a film, “MY AUSTRALIA” that will be
shown at the Adelson Campus, 9700 West Hillpointe Road Las Vegas, NV 89134 on
Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.
“MY AUSTRALIA” deals with a Polish family in the mid
1960s where a Jewish mother struggles to raise her two boys
who fell in with neo-Nazis. She realizes that she must take
her boys away from Poland and start a new life. The film ex-
plores their struggles for self-identity as immigrants, while
trying to build a new life in a foreign land. Tadek, the
younger son, will win your hearts.
To make this film, which we are sponsoring, a big success we need your help. The first
125 tickets will cover the costs of the movie rental. Every additional viewer is pure
profit for our BNC Las Vegas Chapter-endowed Scholarship fund. Buy tickets, be a
sponsor, encourage friends and neighbors to spend an afternoon watching a superior
film. Tickets are $10 and sponsors help us succeed and get four tickets for just $50. Take
advantage of a good deal.
Third Annual Jewish Film Festival, Sunday January 15, 2012
Name (e) _____________________________________________________
City ____________________State ___________ Zip __________________
Phone ___________________ E-mail ______________________________
Number of Tickets at $10____ Number of Sponsors at $50 ______________
Send your checks to: Arlene Krane at 2552 Banora Point Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89134
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On the Brandeis Campus
Carol Seskin – Chapter Information Officer
“This fall, just over 860 first-year students were among those chosen from more than
8900 applications, the most in Brandeis history.” This is surely a milestone in
Brandeis University‟s history, for it demonstrates the increased reputation and popu-
larity of becoming a Brandeis undergraduate. These new students come from a wide
variety of backgrounds and places; 37 states and 33 countries are represented by the
new class. With their individual talents, skills, and interests, 90% of them have
graduated in the top one quarter of their high school classes. In this current freshman
class, 70% receive some type of financial aid.
Along these lines, Brandeis University has again “been named one of the top schools and one of the
best values in the nation” by U.S. News & World Report. This is, in part, due to a rise in its academic
reputation, which persuades high school guidance counselors to encourage students to consider
Brandeis for continuing their academic careers.
Other recent newsworthy items on campus include scientific research into the effects of sleep depriva-
tion, especially affecting motion and cognitive skills, ongoing studies into the field of Parkinson‟s dis-
ease, and the observation of the growing number of women students in the sciences at Brandeis. From
the Sciences Dept. Chair, staff, and down the line, the number of women undergraduates in the science
fields has greatly increased in recent years, especially in the areas of neuroscience, biology, and phys-
ics. Brandeis has “an outstanding reputation and record of accomplishment” in these areas.”
On campus, the Rose Art Museum re-opened in celebration of its 50th anniversary, displaying its reno-
vations and 3 new exhibits. The ceremonies were attended by several hundred guests, who were
“welcomed back,” and wholeheartedly agreed that, as stated by the museum‟s director, Roy Dawes, “a
museum on a college campus is a sacred trust.”
GET WELL WISHES
Les Kopf who is home recuperating from his stay in the hospital.
Blanche Meisel would like her Brandeis friends to know that she has had ex-
tensive foot surgery and is home and recuperating.
Ellen Scully on the arrival of her 5th Great Granddaughter, Alyssa Jordan
Stein. Proud grand parents are Joni and Michael Malin. Arlene Zonder
Without the news I receive about our members from our members there can be no Brandeis Briefs.
Please contact me and let‟s share the good and sad news with each other.
Arlene Zonder, 702-228-0536
LAS VEGAS CHAPTER NEWS WWW.BNCLV.ORG PAGE 5
University on Wheels
Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.
at the Angel Park Golf Club,
1000 South Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145
as we welcome
Maura Jane Farrelly
Assistant Professor of American Studies
and Director of the Journalism program at
at Brandeis University
Cost $36 (be an angel for $50 or $75)
Danishes, muffins, bagels and cream cheese,
fresh seasonal fruit and fresh vegetable crudités
Proceeds go to the Brandeis University
Las Vegas Chapter-endowed Scholarship fund
Reservations must be received by December 31, 2011.
For information, call Barbara Chozahinoff at 702-240-7106.
University on Wheels
Phone____________________________ E-mail ______________________________________
Number attending ______________ Amount enclosed: _____________________________
Send your reservation and check made out to BNC to:
Marilyn Shocket, 8837 Cortile Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89134
PAGE 6 WWW.BNCLV.ORG LAS VEGAS CHAPTER NEWS
Study Groups Update
Openings ous religions. The Merry Operettas group has at-
It‟s never too late to sign up for a Study Group. tracted many members looking for an afternoon of
The group offers you an opportunity to meet new entertainment. The Ethnic Dining group has so
friends and learn about things you never had the many members that it had to be divided into two
time to do before you retired. Several of our groups. Many look forward to their Wednesday
groups have openings and would welcome new mornings when they can partake of the wisdom of
members. Among them are: #102: Jews in the Rabbi Schanowitz. Two courses: Great Jewish
West, # 105: World War II, #110: Glimpses of the Women: Part II and American Artists: Part II have
Past through Fiction, # 111: Macho Movies for attracted many members. “Deis Flicks” III and
Men, #113: How Art Turned Modern, # 118: Yid- other film groups are very popular. Naturally, On
dish, # 121P: Let‟s Play Canasta, #124: Learn to the Town always continues to take our members to
Play Bridge, # 126: Strategies for Scrabble, #131: new and interesting places in the city.
Sit „n Stitch, # 132: Hot Topics and the Men‟s Planning for Next Year
Club. Consult your Study Group Guide for details We are always looking for new ideas for courses
or go on line at: www.bnclv.org. and people who would like to teach them. We are
Successful Groups also starting to form the Study Group Committee
Many of our groups have attracted large numbers for next year. This gives some of our new mem-
of participants. The new Arts in Las Vegas course bers a chance to be part of a team. If you are inter-
is helping us learn about the cultural possibilities esting in serving in any capacity, please contact
within our reach. The Religions around is helping Arlene Krane at: 255-6667.
us learn about the beliefs of those practicing vari-
Good Wishes for December — January Birthdays
DECEMBER JANUARY Happy Birthday to you?
1 Lenore Seidman 1 Lois Kline Don't see your birthday listed
4 Sue Schweitzer 2 Edith Einhorn here? We would like to
7 Ellen Scully 25 Janet Seidel acknowledge your birthday - but
10 Gladyce Ehrlich 26 Nancy Lebish we need to know when it is. My
11 Adrianne Rubin 28 Gloria Bransky birthday is in October. When is
14 Elaine Sobel 30 Bryna Barsky yours? E-mail me your birth
21 Linda White date (day and month only) and
22 Laura West we will do the rest.
25 Lori Barnes Arlene Zonder
25 Lorraine Coleman email@example.com,
25 Phyllis Eisenberg Helfer 702 228-0536
25 Denise Needleman
28 Miriam Sandler
WESTERN REGION DESERT RETREAT- JANUARY 22-24, 2012
Don't miss it - 2 and 1/2 days filled with good companionship, wonderful learning experiences
and a wonderful stay at the Hyatt Grand Champion s Resort at Indian Wells, CA. Call Arlene
Zonder 228-0536 for details.
LAS VEGAS CHAPTER NEWS WWW.BNCLV.ORG PAGE 7
ON THE TOWN
December beautiful view. Then Su Kim Chung,
On Wednesday, December 7, the On will treat is to a viewing of some of the
the Town group will be going to the items in the Special Collections sections
Bellagio Gallery of Art went to see: of the library to see some of their treas-
“A Sense of Place: Landscapes from ures. Lunch at Carlucci’s Restaurant
Monet to Hockney”. The exhibit in- “on our own” will follow. Again, unfor-
cluded works form the Museum of tunately, to participate only the first
Contemporary Art of San Diego and twenty-five people whose checks are re-
the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston. Arlene Krane ceived will be able to participate. So
After an interesting tour enhanced by don‟t delay in sending a $10 check made
audiophones, the group lunched at the Bellagio out to BNC to: Arlene Krane, 2552 Banora Point
Café and enjoyed the Conservatory display. Drive, LV NV 89134.
January Directions (Do not turn on to Harmon from
On Wednesday, January 4, only the thirty peo- Maryland Pkwy as it does not continue across
ple already registered will be treated to an excit- the campus)
ing tour of the Zappos Corporate Offices. That
is all they could accommodate. But, we‟ll visit From the North: Take Swenson Ave. south. Go
again in the future. The tour will include an op- across Flamingo, stay to the left. Take a left onto
portunity to see the Zappo‟s family culture in Harmon Ave. Go approximately ½ mile; Lied
action; learn the story of Zappos‟.com; sit in the Library is on the right, just before Harmon ends.
“Royalty Chair”; hear about Zappos customer
loyalty and receive a special surprise! We will From the South: Take Swenson Ave. north. Go
meet in the corporate office at 10:45 a.m. to be across Tropicana, stay to the right. Take a right
ready for our 11:00 a.m. tour. After the tour, we onto Harmon Ave. Go approximately ½ mile;
will proceed to have lunch “on our own” at Lied Library is on the right, just before Harmon
King’s Fish House in the District at 2255 Vil- ends.
lage Walk Drive.
Metered parking is available on the right next to
The Zappos offices are located at 2280 Corpo- the Library. Six parking spots are reserved for
rate Circle, Suite #100 Henderson, NV 89074. us (blue “bags” marked RESERVED will cover
The major cross streets are Green Valley Pkwy the meters). Please try to carpool.
and Corporate Circle Drive.
All proceeds from On the Town events go to the
February Brandeis University Las Vegas Chapter-
On Wednesday, February 1, we will have an endowed Scholarship fund.
opportunity to participate in an extraordinary
private tour of the UNLV LIED LIBRARY. MJ
Miller, the Director of External Relations will
show us the first floor facilities including a dem-
onstration of LASR, the automated storage and
retrieval system and its amazing technology. If
there is time, we‟ll go to the fifth floor for a
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Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled,
thought and speculation at a standstill. — Barbara Tuchman
BOOK FUND TRIBUTE — MAIL ORDER FORM
Complete this form and mail it with your check to:
2542 Kinnard Ave.
Henderson, NV 89074
For telephone orders call:
Lenore at 702-269-3123
Note: Orders must be accompanied by a check.
Use a separate form for each tribute.
Forms may be photocopied.
$5 Blue & White Tribute Card $105 Judaica Collection
$10 Goldfarb Library at Night Card $205 Research Journal File
$18 Louis Brandeis Portrait Card (Chai) $505 Major Book Collection
$40 LRJ with Newly Designed Inserts $505 Journal Guarantor Endowed Fund
$60 Medical Science Journal Folio Other Major Donations
Send Tribute to:
NAME (please print)
CITY: STATE: ZIP:
Send Tribute From:
NAME PHONE NUMBER:
CITY: STATE: ZIP:
IN HONOR OF:
IN MEMORY OF:
Birthday, Anniversary, Special Thank You, New Grandchild, Get Well, Bar Mitzvah, Congratulations, etc.
LAS VEGAS CHAPTER NEWS WWW.BNCLV.ORG PAGE 9
BOOK FUND TRIBUTES FOR SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER, 2011
RECIPIENT DONOR OCCASION
Louis Brandeis Portrait Card
Family of Bobbi Zommick Suellen & Bob Levy In memory of Bobbi Zommick
Family of Bobbi Zommick Ruth Alexman In memory of Bobbi Zommick
Arlene Krane Bryna & Don Barsky In honor of your special birthday
Goldfarb Library at Night Card
Judy Jacobson Carol & Bob Seskin Speedy recovery
Blue and White Tribute Card
Gloria Kopf Carol & Bob Seskin Continue return to good health
Gloria Kopf Charlotte Kuklin Speedy recovery
Eunice Willard Carol Seskin Wishing a good recovery
Eunice Willard Charlotte Kuklin Speedy recovery
Gwen Kohn Ellen Scully Happy Birthday
Marilyn & Sol Shocket Edith & Dave Einhorn Speedy recovery of son, Bruce
Marrilyn & Sol Shocket Arlene & Len Krane Easy recovery of son, Bruce
Marilyn & Sol Shocket Sue Solomon Speedy recovery for son Bruce
Marilyn & Sol Shocket Lenore Seidman Speedy recovery for son Bruce
Margie Karp Sue Solomon Speedy recovery
Margie Karp Edith & Dave Einhorn Speedy recovery
Barbara Chozahinoff Edith & Dave Einhorn Speedy recovery
Barbara Chozahinoff Sue Solomon Speedy recovery
Family of Bobbi Zommick Arlene Zonder In memory of Bobbi
Family of Bobbi Zommick Arlene & Len Krane In memory of Bobbi
Bernice Clapfish Leslie & Steve Gallen In memory of Sharon O’Neil
Marty Bercow Lynne & Ron Michels Best wishes for a complete recovery
Last chance to purchase your entertainment Lois Kline for the addition of "Les" to her
books for 2012 for $30 and lots of ways to Holiday Greetings.
Sue Solomon for omitting her name on the
Fashion Show program as a model
Arlene Zonder 228-0536 Arlene Zondor for omitting her name in
Carol Seskin 341-8646 - Siena area “Special Thanks” on the Fashion Show pro-
Ann Mandell 610-0396 - Anthem area gram.
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A Message From Your Membership Team
GETTING TO KNOW YOU!
Fourteen new and prospective members joined the Membership Team and BNC Board members on
October 17 at the home of Ruth Alexman to enjoy scrumptious pastries and chocolate dipped fruit and
learn about each other, Brandeis University and BNC membership. A good time was had by all and
brought us three new members! A warm welcome to Morton Kaner, Dr. Betty Pardo and Elaine
CONTEST COUNTDOWN - WILL YOU BE THE WINNER?
One month to go before a winner is announced in our Bring in a New Member Contest. The deadline
is December 31. The member to refer the most new prospects (who join BNC!) will be our guest at the
Book and Author Luncheon in March. Think about those friends and neighbors whom you could ap-
proach who might be receptive to a new involvement that offers education and friendship. Do you
have a friend who was once a member of BNC but let their membership lapse? Perhaps it's time to
bring that person back. Membership dues and Study Group fees have remained the same for a number
of years. With 39 diverse study groups and a full year of interesting events offered, it is well worth it!
Perhaps you know someone who has lived here a number of years, but is now retired and ready for a
different activity, or someone who is going through a lifestyle change and needs new ways to keep
busy. Would your husband or a male friend be interested in participating in the newly revitalized
Men's Club and study groups specifically geared to interest men or attending a group or event with
you as a couple? Whatever the reason, BNC has something to offer.
And finally, we say it again! EVERY member is a member of the Membership Team. We cannot do it
without your referrals! We have a dream and it goes like this: If every member brought in just one new
members our membership would double! Thank you for your efforts in making the dream happen!
The Membership Team will follow-up with all referrals. Contact Ruth Alexman at 341-6533 or e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org, or Addie Alter at 240-0459 or e-mail: email@example.com.
Ruth Alexman and Addie Alter
Financial Secretary Report
Though we‟re coming to the end of the year, the Sue Solomon
Chapter year doesn‟t end until June 20, 2012. 10412 Leafgold Dr.
Therefore you have lots of time to pay your dues if Las Vegas, NV 89134
you haven‟t done so already. 254-7355
Welcome to new members Dorothy Gennes, Jill
Costa, Elaine Rosenstock, Shirley Fisher-Katz and
Morton Kaner who have joined our chapter re-
cently. New members for this fiscal year total 34.
We hope to see you all at up-coming events which
you will find in the bulletins.
LAS VEGAS CHAPTER NEWS WWW.BNCLV.ORG PAGE 11
Brandeis National Committee – Las Vegas Chapter
15 Annual Book & Author Luncheon
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Betty Bunch, author of "High Heels and Headdresses" You won't want to miss hearing the scoop from
Betty about her experience as a showgirl in the heyday of Las Vegas.
Honoring Edith Einhorn
Edith Einhorn, a Past-President and extremely valuable member of our Las Vegas
BNC Chapter will be honored at the up-coming Book and Author Luncheon in March.
During Edith‟s Presidency our Chapter received many awards because of the goals we
achieved under her outstanding guidance. These include Chapter of the Year, Louis
Brandeis plaques, Certificates for Outstanding Community Service and our Bulletin
Before becoming President, Edith served in several other capacities including Financial Secretary and
Vice-President for Study Groups. Today she continues to serve as our phenomenal Webmaster and
keeping track of funds donated to the Chapter-endowed Scholarship fund.
Book & Author Ad Journal
The 15th annual Book & Author luncheon is scheduled for Sunday, March 11, 2012. This year, we
have an entertaining author and speaker, and a surprise author and we are pleased to honor past presi-
dent, Edith Einhorn..
Once again, we ask you to make your ad journal contacts as soon as possible. To assist you, we have
included the rate sheet and ad application in the Bulletin on pages 12 and 13 as well as on our Web site
(www.bnclv.org). Please print them out for your clients.
Our continued support for the Brandeis University Chapter- Endowed Scholarship Fund is vital to en-
sure that the money we raise will help enable a student from Las Vegas to attend Brandeis Univer-
sity. The time you dedicate to this worthwhile endeavor is important and greatly appreciated
Ad Journal Chair
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Brandeis National Committee
Las Vegas Chapter
Annual Book & Author Luncheon
We support the libraries and the medical research of Brandeis University.
Advertising Rate Card
FULL PAGE $100
Full page has a printed area of 7 1/2 inches by 4 1/2 inches, including border.
HALF PAGE $50
Half page has a printed area of 3 5/8 inches by 4 1/2 inches, including border.
THIRD PAGE $35
Third page has a printed area of 2 1/2 inches by 4 1/2 inches, including border.
QUARTER PAGE $25
Horizontal quarter page has an estimated printed area of 2 1/8 inches
by 4 1/2 inches, including border. Vertical quarter page has an estimated
printed area of 3 5/8 inches by 2 3/16 inches, including border.
FIFTH PAGE $18
Please provide text only. Pictures will shrink too small to be useful. Fifth
page has a printed area of 1 1/8 inches by 4 1/2 inches, including border.
BUSINESS OR PERSONAL CARD $25
Please provide two cards in an envelope stapled to the application.
Please do not staple through the cards.
PRECIOUS JEWELS $12
Donor(s) name and first name only for up to five children and/or grandchildren.
Additional names are $2 each.
GREAT GRANDCHILDREN FREE!
If you are lucky enough to have great grandchildren and have paid for other
Precious Jewels, this one is on us.
IN LOVING MEMORY $15
Please provide donor(s) names. Up to four names of those to be remembered.
Additional names are $4 each.
For more rate pages, ad book forms, letter for businesses and samples
please go to our Web site at www.bnclv.org.
LAS VEGAS CHAPTER NEWS WWW.BNCLV.ORG PAGE 13
Brandeis National Committee
Las Vegas Chapter
Ad Application for Book & Author Luncheon
City: _________________________________ State: _____________ Zip: _____________
If this is a business ad solicited by a Brandeis member:
Member’s Name: _______________________________ Phone: _____________________
Please print or type your ad text below. Final copy will be done on our computer. Do
not staple or tape ad copy to this form. If you have camera-ready copy or business
cards, you may place them in an envelope and staple the envelope to this form. Be
careful not to staple through or fold the copy material. If you have digital media please
e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
E-mail any digital media material to email@example.com. Mail this form, ad information,
hard copy of your ad if any and check payable to BNC by February 15, 2012 to:
Gay Lynne Kegan, 3305 Shoreline Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89117
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BNC Las Vegas Chapter-endowed Scholarship Fund
Edith Einhorn, Scholarship Fund Coordinator
This scholarship will be awarded to a student who involvement on campus, my studies, my thirst for
wishes to attend Brandeis University with prefer- lifelong learning would not be possible. The
ence given to a Southern Nevada resident. All do- scholarships have given me a reason to become so
nations are greatly appreciated. involved and make sure that not only I have a
great Brandeis experience, but that I make the ex-
Jeremy Weinberg is a senior in the class of 2012 at periences of the other students as amazing as I
Brandeis University. He is a Psychology and Edu- possibly can. I could not be prouder of this institu-
cation Studies major with a minor in Music. “I did tion, and I am so incredibly thankful that such giv-
not expect to major in Education Studies…but my ing people exist in the world to allow me these op-
work as a student volunteer for various organiza- portunities.”
tions on campus made it clear to me that Education
Studies is a valuable subject that can be applied to To make your donation, and help other students
many areas of life,” Jeremy wrote in a letter ad- like Jeremy, send your check to Edith Einhorn,
dressed to the friends of Brandeis. Jeremy is an 10001 Woodhouse Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89134.
Undergraduate Departmental Representative for Remember that Brandeis University is exempt
Education and secretary of the Psychology Honors from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3)
Society. In both capacities, he talks with prospec- of the Internal Revenue Code and your donation is
tive majors and minors. He is also Rehearsal tax deductible. We are nearing the end of the 2011
Manager and Alumni Network Coordinator for tax year, and this is an excellent time to make your
one of the a capella groups on campus. Jeremy donation.
tutors middle school students as a member of the
Waltham Group community service club and is an Thanks to the following for their generous dona-
orientation leader for new students. Jeremy spent tion to the BNC Las Vegas Chapter-endowed
a semester in Haifa, Israel, as part of the Univer-
sity of Haifa International School in the Honor Arlene Krane in honor of her 80th
Psychology Program. birthday
Ellen Scully in honor of Arlene Zon-
Jeremy is very enthusiastic about his experiences der’s 80th birthday
and opportunities at Brandeis University. Most
important for members of the Las Vegas Chapter Edith Einhorn
of BNC, Jeremy writes that: “Without the gener- Scholarship Fund Coordinator
ous support of Brandeis scholarships, all of my
at Barnes and Noble, Boca Park
around Hanukkah and Christmas
All proceeds collected go to the Chapter-endowed Scholarship fund.
It is such an easy and fun way for us to raise money. Won’t you help?
Carol Turner – 255-1030 and Carol Seskin 341-8646
They will be calling you!
LAS VEGAS CHAPTER NEWS WWW.BNCLV.ORG PAGE 15
BNC Men’s Club Update
I am pleased to announce that we held our first Brandeis Men‟s Club meeting. Al-
though our attendance could have used a boost, the attendees were treated to a rare
Video of a “Roast” of Frank Sinatra. Call me if you don‟t know what a “Roast” is. It
was MC‟d by Dean Martin (who‟d been doing them for the prior five years, and it
took us back to 1980. We had about 1-1/2 hours of continuous laughs from Jimmy
Stewart, Ronald Reagan (before he became President). If you‟re bringing friends to
our next meeting they don‟t have to be members of our BNC (Brandeis National Len Krane
There was no November meeting because of Thanksgiving. Despite the one-month break, our second
BNC meeting will fall on the fourth Thursday, December 22. After checking our costs, it looks like
we‟ll be able to do all of our future brunches for $15 per person for members as well as guests.. We
meet at Durango Hills Golf Club which is near the intersection of Cheyenne and Rampart. Walgreens is
right on the corner. There is a lovely view of the golf course from the golf club.
Following Brunch (11 a.m. to 12 p.m.) we will show a DVD which runs about one hour entitled “On
Location with Myron Cohen.” Your sides will ache from laughing..This was his last public appearance
and it was an absolute winner. Following the DVD, let‟s spend some time talking about what you
would like as future subjects for our brunches.
All BNC members and friends are welcome. Call Len Krane at 702-255-6667 or e-mail lenkra-
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Send the reservation form and check to Len Krane, 2552
Banora Point Drive, Las Vegas, 89134.
December, 2011 BNC Men’s Club Brunch
I/We will attend. Enclosed is check/cash of $15 per person, payable to BNC.
Name/Names 1.___________________________ 2.____________________________________
Address(s) 1.___________________________ 2.____________________________________
(include ZIP) 1.___________________________ 2.____________________________________
E-Mail(s) ______________Phone_________ 2.__________________Phone_____________
Please check: BNC member________________ Non-member___________
Send the reservation form and check to Len Krane, 2552 Banora Point Drive, Las Vegas, 89134.
Brandeis National Committee U.S. Postage Paid
Las Vegas Chapter Las Vegas, NV
3305 Shoreline Drive Permit #1531
Las Vegas, NV 89117
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BNC Mission Statement
Brandeis National Committee is an organization committed to providing philanthropic
support to Brandeis University, a distinguished liberal arts and research university
founded by the American Jewish community. Its membership remains 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 ser-
vice to the community.
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