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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!


February 20, 2019 - Wednesday - 9:00am
Brandeis Men's Group Breakfast Meeting

Speaker: Stanley Weinberg

It's tax time again, and if you're one of the millions of Americans anxious to get started on this annual rite of passage, but worried regarding new changes to federal and state tax codes, then worry no more! Our guest speaker for February is tax expert Stanley Weinberg, long time member of the LA Brandeis Men's Group. He'll be giving us the scoop on what to expect, so be sure and show up to hear about all the secret loop holes!  

Stan was born and raised in Stockton, California. He earned a BS degree in Accounting and Finance from San Jose State University. He is a current and active California Certified Public Accountant (CPA), as well as a current member of the American Institute of CPAs and the California Society of CPAs. Due to his many years as a corporate tax manager, Stan retains his membership in the Tax Executive Institute for corporate tax executives. Additionally, Stan earned a Juris Doctor (JD) law degree from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law. He passed the California Bar Exam and he is an inactive member of the California State Bar Association.

Stan is currently preparing individual Federal and California State income tax returns; Federal and California State trust income tax returns; Federal Estate tax returns as well as various other income tax returns. As a corporate tax manager Stan prepared and filed Federal corporate, California corporate and multi-state corporate income tax returns, sales tax returns, and property tax returns. Also, Stan handled IRS large-case corporate tax audits as well as California and multi-state corporate income tax audits, IRS appeals conferences, sales tax audits, property tax audits, sales tax appeals conferences and property tax assessment appeals board hearings.  

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

March 20, 2019 - Wednesday - 9:00am
Brandeis Men's Group Breakfast Meeting

Speaker: Mr. Clayton Frech
Founder and CEO of Angel City Sports

Mr. Clayton Frech is the founder and CEO of Angel City Sports, a Los Angeles based charitable organization dedicated to providing opportunities and training to children and young adults competing in adaptive and Para-Olympic sports. The organization was established during the summer of 2013, as a result of difficulties Mr. Frech and his wife experienced while traveling with their young son Ezra to compete at an adaptive sports meet in the Midwest.

Although competitive games for children and young adults with disabilities existed nation-wide at that time, there were no formal organizations in Southern California, which meant that participants and families often traveled large distances, incurring significant expenses and stress. 

In late 2014, Angel City Sports partnered with UCLA Recreation, and under the banner of Angel City Games, Mr. Frech began a formal and competitive program for youth and young adults with physical disabilities. The first games was a hugely successful 2-day event in June, 2015, consisting of over 1,300 participants, and supported by Hollywood stars, professional athletes, and media coverage. 

As a result, the Angel City Games has been able to expand to a 4-day event, while the organization continues to address the challenges and disadvantages that individuals with physical handicaps endure when competing in Para-Olympic and adaptive sports. Angel City Sports provides year-round training and support to Southern California youth and young adults in sports such as Archery, Swimming, Wheelchair Tennis, Track & Field, and Wheelchair Basketball. 

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



The BNC women currently meet at 10:30am on the 4th Wednesday of each month
Contact phone: 1.310.558.8622 2019 (Wednesdays, except as noted)

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



Click here for more information on each of our special interest groups

First Monday


Investment Group

First Tuesday


Bridge Group

First Thursday  

9:30 – 10:30am

Westside Walking Group

First Thursday 10:00am Life Experience Group

Second Tuesday


Current Events Group #2

Every Thursday     

9:30 – 10:30am

Westside Walking Group

Second Thursday   

10am – 12pm

Current Event Group #1

Second Friday

8:30am – 12pm

Opera Group

Third Thursday

1:00 -- ? pm 

Legal Cases Group

Fourth Tuesday


Bridge Group