Brandeis National Committee seeks new members

Geri Gould

You may not know that a wonderful opportunity awaits you on October 6. That is the first meeting of the 2016-2017 Brandeis National Committee, a women’s group with local chapters around the country. You need not have any affiliation with Brandeis University to participate, but Brandeis makes some of their wonderfully enriching resources available to local chapters.

Here in the Chandler area, we meet on the first Thursday afternoon of each month from October through May. Our programs are diverse and typically include book discussions, film discussions, docent tours at local museums for special exhibits, contemporary issues discussions, or occasional special guest speakers.

In addition to our local chapter (a subsidiary of the larger Phoenix group), the greater Phoenix area proudly boasts its number one rating of chapters around the country. There are also many subject-specific study groups that meet monthly and anyone who is a local member is eligible to participate in those as well. These may include art gallery tours and introductions to local artists, meetings with local Arizona authors, cooking classes, movie viewings and discussions, and numerous focused book clubs. It’s a great way to expand your friendships in and out of the Chandler area.

You are cordially invited to an introductory meeting on Thursday, October 6 at 1:00 p.m. to learn more about the array of activities that will be presented this year. Light refreshments will be served. The meeting will be held at the home of Irene Kestenbaum. For directions and to RSVP, please call Irene at 480-883-7639, or send her an email at [email protected]