“Brandeis matters. Brandeis was the place, 3,000 miles away from home, where I spent the most formative years of my life, learning about independence, friendship, snow storms and love. Brandeis continues to provide alumni with resources, friendships and networking opportunities. It has influenced and guided my personal and professional endeavors. I volunteer to show my appreciation to a school that continues to support me, to give other alumni opportunities to connect with Brandeis and to share my passion for our alma mater.”
Monica Katz-Lapides ’06
President, Alumni Club of Northern California
February 23, 2014
Brandeis alumni, parents and their guests enjoyed the world premiere of "Fool," a new comedy by playwright Theresa Rebeck, MA '83, MFA '86, PhD '89, at the Alley Theatre in Houston on Sunday, February 23.... After laughing along with this dramatical comical farcical tragical play about power, love and laughter, Ms. Rebeck joined the group for a lively and meaningful talkback. Brandeis' own Sean Dugan '96 starred as Marvel in the performance and joined the group at the post-show reception as well. Club president Francyne Davis Jacobs '95 served as event chair.
Bold, Greater Boston
February 20, 2014
More than 60 young Boston-area alumni and friends strapped on a pair of bowling shoes for the 2nd Annual Bold Bowling Night at Flatbread (Sacco’s Bowl Haven) in Somerville, MA on Thursday, February 20.... Guests enjoyed friendly competition among former classmates as well as a delicious buffet of artisan pizza, salad and drinks during this night of candlepin bowling. Boston Bold co-chairs Bailey Orshan ’06 and Erica Friedman ’06 served as event chairs.
Faculty in the Field, Northern California
February 9, 2014
Brandeis alumni and friends learned a lesson in African-American history with Professor Chad Williams at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco on Sunday, February 9.... Professor Williams, a Bay Area native and chair of African and Afro-American studies at Brandeis, discussed his award-winning book, “Torchbearers of Democracy.” He also examined the meaning of democracy for African Americans during World War I and its aftermath through the experiences of African American soldiers and veterans in the US and France. Club president Monica Katz-Lapides ’06 and Maiya Marshall ’08 chaired this event.
March 8, 2014
Sprout, 339R Summer Street, Somerville, MA
March 8, 2014
Cradles to Crayons, 155 North Beacon Street, Brighton, MA
March 13, 2014
The Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant, 247 S. 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA