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WELCOME TO THE BRANDEIS MEN'S GROUP

The Brandeis Men's Social Group (Men's Group) is a special interest Group within the Brandeis National Committee - Los Angeles Chapter (BNCLA)

The mission of the Men's Group is to raise awareness and support for Brandeis University, by fundraising for scholarships and research in the fields of aging and other scientific endeavors,The group also exists to help men move from the workplace into a social and intellectual society through new friendships, fellowship, interest groups and social justice awareness.

Members of the Brandeis Men's Group, Los Angeles, come from all walks of life. Among its members are lawyers, educators, judges, businessmen, doctors, engineers and entrepreneurs.

For more than a decade, a group of senior men have been meeting on the third Wednesday of every month for a breakfast of lox and bagels at the Veterans Memorial Center in Culver City. Almost one hundred strong, they are there for social reasons, cultural reasons and to help raise funds for research scholarships at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Along the way they listen to speakers like Mayor Eric Garcetti, TV weatherman Fritz Coleman,  journalist Bill Boyarsky or actor Ed Asner.  Members also participate in separate Interest Groups that include investments, legal, opera study and current events to name a few. Best of all they visit interesting destinations in the greater Los Angeles area five or six times a year. Some of these have included looking at movie memorabilia at the Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts, watching print making at the Gemini  GEL print workshop or a behind the scene visit to Dodger Stadium that included sitting in Vince Scully’s broadcast box.

Who says retirement can’t be fun? Our President Stan Epstein and Vice-President Lou Bernstein would be happy to tell you more about this unique and wonderful organization!

 


MEN'S GROUP UPCOMING EVENTS

November 21, 2018 - Wednesday
Breakfast Meeting at 9:00 AM
Speaker: Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer

Mr. Mike Feuer has been serving as Los Angeles City Attorney <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_City_Attorney> since July, 2013.
Prior to this, from 2006 - 2012, he served three terms in the California State Assembly as the Representative for the 42nd Assembly District.
Mr. Feuer has also served as a member of the Los Angeles City Council <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_City_Council> (1995 - 2001),
representing the 5th Council District ttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_City_Council_District_5> currently held by Councilmember Paul Koretz.

In 2001, Mr. Feuer was a candidate for Los Angeles City Attorney, placing first in general election, but losing in a run-off. Prior to seeking office, Feuer
served as executive director of Bet Tzedek (House of Justice <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bet_Tzedek_Legal_Services_-he_House_of_Justice>),
Legal Services<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bet_Tzedek_Legal_Services_-_The_House_of_Justice> and was a lawyer in private practice.

The cost of the breakfast is $15 for members. It is free for our first-time guests and potential members.

January 17, 2019 - Wednesday
Breakfast Meeting at 9:00 AM
Speaker: Rabbi Zach Shapiro

Rabbi Zach Shapiro has been the spiritual leader of Temple Akiba in Culver City since 2006. Ordained from the Hebrew Union College -
Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in Cincinnati in 1997, Rabbi Shapiro has spent his entire rabbinic career in Los Angeles  (1997-2005),
and subsequently at Temple Akiba. Since his arrival at Temple Akiba, the congregation has experienced growth in both numbers and spirit.
A musician and composer, Rabbi Shapiro has written liturgical folk music used around the country. His children's book, "We're All in the Same Boat"
(Putnam, 2009), is a favorite of children worldwide. RabbI Shapiro cares deeply for Reform Judaism's voice in Israel. He is on the Executive Board of
the Southern California Board of Rabbis, and he serves on the Board of Governors for the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion.
A native of Boston, Zach received his B.A. in Spanish from Colby College, in Waterville, Maine. He has been married to Ron Galperin,
Los Angeles City Controller, since their religious ceremony in 2002, and again in a legal ceremony in 2008.

The cost of breakfast is $15 for members. It is free for first-time guests and prospective members.

"THE CULVER HOTEL SINCE 1924"
9400 Culver Boulevard, Culver City
November 29th, 2018
11:00am Docent-led tour of historic hotel
Arrive at 10:45am

The Culver Hotel is a national historical landmark in downtown Culver City, California. It was built by Harry Culver, the founder of Culver City, and opened
on September 4, 1924, with local headlines announcing: "City packed with visitors for opening of Culver skyscraper." Originally named Hotel Hunt,
and later know as Culver City Hotel, it was on the site of the city's first movie theater. The Culver Hotel has hosted many stars as guests, including
Clark Gable, Mickey Rooney, Greta Garbo, Judy Garland, Joan Crawford, Lana Turner, Red Skelton, Buster Keaton, Dorothy Dandridge,
Douglas Fairbanks, Frank Sinatra, Ronald Reagan, and many more.

Cost of tour is $20. Please endorse checks to BMG, and send to:
Myron Forst
11939 Gorham Ave, Unit 307,
Los Angeles, CA 90049.
Email: myronvending@yahoo.com
Phone: 310.558.8622

 


BNCLA LA CHAPTER CALENDAR OF EVENTS

BRANDEIS NATIONAL COMMITTEE (BNC) - WOMEN GENERAL MEETING CALENDAR 2018-2019

The BNC women currently meet at 10:30am on the 4th Thursday of each month. Beginning in January, 2109, they
will meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month (Wait to renew subscription until then). Contact phone: 1.310.558.8622

Coming Events - 2018 (Thursdays)

October 25 - Challah Making taught by Helene Jaffa
November 15 - Ros Mandelberg Troupe: "Beware of Senior Scams" (a play). 3rd Thursday due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
December 27 - Holiday Party – Entertainment by Rakefet A.

2019 (Wednesdays, except as noted)

January 8 (Tuesday) - University on Wheels at American Jewish University
January 23 - Chair Yoga and Meditation with Sonya Chapnick
February 27 - Learn CPR
March 27 - Chocolate Seder
April 11 (Thursday) - Authors; Celebrity Luncheon (save the date)
May 22 - Louis Bernstein, Opera Program
June 26 - Bagel Brunch and Installation for 2019-2020
July 24 - David Hunt Stafford – Dramatic Reading
August 11 (Sunday) - Theatre Forty - Theatre Party

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MEN'S SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP'S 2019 ACTIVITY CALENDAR
Click here for more information on each of our special interest groups

Monday

 

 

Investment Group

Tuesday

 

 

Bridge Group

Thursday  

 

9:30 – 10:30am

Westside Walking Group

Thursday   10:00am Life Experience Group

Tuesday

 

 

Current Events Group #2

Tuesday   

 

9:30 – 10:30am

Westside Walking Group

Thursday     

 

9:30 – 10:30am

Westside Walking Group

Thursday   

 

10am – 12pm

Current Event Group #1

Friday

 

8:30am – 12pm

Opera Group

Thursday  

 

9:30 – 10:30am

Westside Walking Group

Thursday

 

1:00 -- ? pm 

Legal Cases Group

Tuesday

 

 

Bridge Group

Thursday  

 

9:30 – 10:30am

Westside Walking Group

Monday

 

 

Investment Group

Tuesday

 

 

Current Events Group #2

Thursday  

 

9:30 – 10:30am

Westside Walking Group

Thursday  

 

9:30 – 10:30am

Westside Walking Group

Tuesday   

 

10am – 12pm

Current Event Group #1

Friday

 

8:30am – 12pm

Opera Group

Thursday  

 

9:30 – 10:30am

Westside Walking Group

Thursday

 

1:00 -- ? pm

Legal Cases Group

Thursday  

 

9:30 – 10:30am

Westside Walking Group

Monday

 

 

Investment Group

Tuesday

 

 

Bridge Group

Thursday  

 

9:30 – 10:30am

Westside Walking Group

Tuesday

 

 

Current Events Group #2

Thursday  

 

9:30 – 10:30am

Westside Walking Group

Friday

 

8:30am – 12pm

Opera Group

Thursday  

 

9:30 – 10:30am

Westside Walking Group

Tuesday   

 

10am – 12pm

Current Event Group #1

Thursday  

 

9:30 – 10:30am

Westside Walking Group

Thursday

 

1:00 -- ? pm

Legal Cases Group