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September October 2014 San Dieguito Chapter
Congratulations to San Dieguito We have won the highest award given by BNC:
Chapter of the Year! See page 5
And Coming up:
Special Program: Who Was Sousa Mendes?
Sunday, November 9 at 12:45 p.m. Lee Sterling, his story, and the prize-winning film Disobedience
See page 3
The Jewish Book Fair
Tuesday, Nov. 11 at noon The Spoon from Minkowitz: A Bittersweet Roots Journey to Ancestral Lands
See page 3
Breakfast & Style! at Chicos
Sunday, November 23 9 to 11 a.m. See page 4
Study Groups begin the week of Oct. 1
What a way to start our year! An exciting September 10th Opening Meeting chaired by our most recent
past presidents, Bea Sklarewitz and Joyce Spiegel, a remarkable choice of Study Groups and programs
chaired by Sherrie Hunninghake along with Rita Boskin and Ann Zall, an opportunity to read along with the
Freshman class....Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson in a group led by Llyn Mallen, a continuing
partnership with the Day Timers program at Beth Israel which this year offers David Ellenstein of North
Coast Rep, and Susan Shirk, PhD UCSD expert on all things China, and the opportunity to work in fused
glass with an Israeli artist to create a latke platter or menorah.
We are now firmly planted in the information age, thanks to Joan Kushinoff and Jane Polgar, with our own
web site. Check it out http://blogs.brandeis.edu/bncsandieguito/
Each and every Study Group has a vibrant and dedicated leader. Check the bulletin containing the guide
and sign up soon....you wont be sorry.
Each member of our Presidium looks forward to greeting you at the Opening Meeting at Lomas Santa Fe
Country Club to renew, reacquaint and sign up for the coming year. We have taken on the leadership of our
beloved chapter so each member can continue their dedication to our Mission and the friendships they have
created over the years....a double gift, as it were.
As this is the last year of our Sustaining the Mind campaign, I urge you to think seriously about supporting
the study and research into neurodegenerative disease....as time goes by we are learning more and more
about how to deal with and treat these maladies as we hope you, too, become part of the cure by supporting
In saving the best for last....we are excited to announce the Oscar, the Emmy, the Pulitzer of awards....to
the San Dieguito chapter for being awarded Chapter of the Year! Only five chapters nationwide received
this prestigious award. It goes to each of you who has made the chapter the shining star it is.
Wishing you a sweet and peaceful New Year.....
Sondra Albers & Gayle Wise
Sondra Albers, firstname.lastname@example.org; Linda Epstein, email@example.com; Phyllis Perkal, Lenore Shapp, firstname.lastname@example.org; Gayle Wise, and
Vice President Administration Gayle Wise email@example.com Sandy Marin, firstname.lastname@example.org Vice President Service Dorothy Katz email@example.com Fund-raising Chair Phyllis Perkal firstname.lastname@example.org Treasurer Jayne Marx email@example.com Financial Secretary Elaine Eisenberg firstname.lastname@example.org Recording Secretary Duxie Smukler email@example.com Corresponding Secretary Susan Moroff firstname.lastname@example.org Nominating Committee Bea Sklarewitz, Joyce Spiegel; Sherrie Hunninghake, Susan Moroff, Ann Zall Honorary Board Members Etta Schankerman, Sylvia Schenker
The Bulletin is published every other month by the San Dieguito Chapter of the Brandeis National Committee
Co-editors: Jane Polgar 760-633-2259 email@example.com Rita Boskin 760-274-6606 firstname.lastname@example.org Contributor: Judy Allegan Proofreader: Renee Parker
Who Was Sousa Mendes?
Sunday, November 9 - 12:45 p.m. at Seacrest
Join us for a fascinating program and dessert. Meet guest speaker Lee Sterling, and see the award-winning film Disobedience: the Sousa Mendes Story. Sterlings own family and he, as a young child, were among tens of thousands saved by Sousa Mendes during the Holocaust.
Considered to be the greatest single rescue effort by one individual during the Holocaust, it was accomplished by Aristides de Sousa Mendes, the Portuguese Consul serving in Bordeaux, France in 1940. Despite Nazi Germany occupying the country and disobeying his governments direct orders, he and his staff prepared visas for thousands of Jews escaping Nazi controlled France.
Come see the film and hear Lee Sterlings story, followed by a discussion. Dessert will be served.
Please send $15.00 to Joyce Spiegel by November 1. Mail in form is on page 11.
San Diego Jewish Book Fair
Tuesday, November 11 at noon (includes lunch)
Seacrest Village 211 Saxony Road, Encinitas (new venue for the Jewish Book Fair) The Spoon from Minkowitz: A Bittersweet Roots Journey to Ancestral Lands
Award-winning travel writer Judith Feins newest book traces her Russian Jewish heritage to find the truth behind the shrouded story of where she came from, what the Old World was like, and what remains of the places so many of our own ancestors left behind when they came to America.
We accompany her as she treks through Ukraines graveyards, meets a gypsy baron and the last Jew standing, quaffs cognac with Russians, and hears the voices of her ancestors. Los Angeles Times called her book as tense as a thriller and as tender as a love story It is our story as well. Those attending will receive a genealogy booklet to help them get started on their own searches.
See a complete list of authors at their website: http://www.sdcjc.org/sdjbf/index.aspx San Dieguito is a community partner of the Jewish Book Fair
San Diego Jewish Book Fair Tuesday, November 11
Mail this form and include a stamped return envelope and an $18.00 check made out to BNC before Nov. 1
to Sue Berger, 7420 Magellan St., Carlsbad, CA 92011
Sunday, November 23rd, 9~11:00
Chicos at The Forum
1925 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad
Breakfast & Style
San Dieguito ChapterBrandeis National Committee
$18 may be claimed as a charitable contribution.
I am not able to attend; enclosed is my donation of $
NameReservations to: Suzie Kaplan, 6991 Batista St., San Diego 92111
Please mail your check by November 15th (check payable to BNC)
@ $23 per person
Please join us for a wonderful morning of fashion, food
and friendship. The latest fall, holiday and resort styles
will be shown, you can use your Chicos Passport coupon
when you make a purchase AND. . .
There will be a treasure hunt, prizes, and lots of fun!
Chicos and Soma Intimates
will donate 10% of every purchase at this event
Questions? Call Suzie (858.309.8348)
Proceeds from this event will benefit our campaign,
Sustaining The Mind: Scientific Research and Scholarships
will donate 10% of every purchase
Chapter of the Year!
Of all the 47 chapters in the country, only FIVE were named Chapter of the Year for 2013 -2014, the highest award BNC can give. San Dieguito is one of them!
To everyone who helped on committees, in study groups, working behind the scenes and who contributed to BNCs various funds, and helped in so many ways, however small, thank you. Congratulations - this award belongs to you.
San Dieguito Has a Website!
We have just taken a huge leap into the digital age. Thanks to the guidance of Tamar Vogel at BNC, who actually set it up, the chapter has a website. Tamar instructed Joan Kushinoff and Jane Polgar, who will keep it up to date, via a conference call from her home in Massachusetts (the Brandeis offices security was too good to let us in) with her 3-month-old daughter in her arms and an active 3-year-old son kept interested by the Sesame Street characters she cleverly used to illustrate her points. Be sure to check us out online at http://blogs.brandeis.edu/bncsandieguito/ You will find current activities, Bulletins, Study Group descriptions, a gallery of photos (are you there?), a bit of history about BNC and San Dieguito, and all sorts of links to BNC and the University. What else would you like to see there? Additions and corrections happily accepted.
Snail Mail Bulletins
Many chapters now deliver their Bulletins by email only. Those members who receive print editions pay a subscription fee. Although we have offered our Bulletin online for several years, many are reluctant to receive it there. Meantime, printing and mailing costs are rising. For instance, the permit for bulk mail has risen from $60 to $220 per year, and were snail mailing too many costly copies. To counter the rising