Brandeis Alumni, Family and Friends

New York Region

  • attendees wearing Brandeis gear in front of window with views of NYC skyline
    Brandeisians attend a post-game reception after cheering on the Judges basketball teams in New York City in January 2020.
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    Brandeis alumni celebrate the season at a holiday party at the Manhattan Penthouse in New York City in December 2019.
  • four alumni arm in arm on rooftop deck
    Alumni who graduated from Brandeis in the '90s reunited on the rooftop deck of Bank Leumi for a cocktail reception in July 2019.
  • alumni and students in front of screen with facts about the alumni club of New York
    Brandeis students and alumni make connections at the annual networking meetup in New York City over winter break in January 2020.

With more than 9,000 Brandeis alumni living and working in the five boroughs of New York City and in the Tri-State area, we're Brandeis' most active alumni region, hosting a wide array of events per year including:

  • Featured speaker panels 
  • Cocktail parties
  • Networking mixers
  • Cultural events
  • Community service outings and more

We're also home to seven regional networks that regularly host events around specific areas of interest.

Whether you are new to the region or have lived here for many years, we welcome you to join our regional leadership team to plan programs that will bring Brandeisians together! Please connect with us through one of our region's many Facebook groups.

We're also home to the Alumni Club of Westchester and Southern Connecticut which serves 1,500 alumni in the area.The club hosts a vast array of events including faculty and alumni speakers, professional networking opportunities, family-friendly programs, athletic events and more. Whether you're looking to plan or find events and networking opportunities near you or connect with alumni in the area, we invite you to join our Facebook group or get in touch via email.

Due to COVID-19, we can't host in-person events until further notice. In the meantime, please join us on Zoom for a wide variety of virtual alumni events.

Regional Alumni Networks

BOLD New York

Meet area alumni who graduated within the past 10 years through volunteer opportunities, special events and other fun and engaging activities through the New York chapter of the Brandeisians of the Last Decade (BOLD) program. Join the BOLD NYC Facebook group. Co-chairs: Reed Zukerman ’13 and Rachel Nelson ’13

Finance Network

Meet area alumni, parents and friends with a background in financial services. Join the Brandeis Alumni and Students in Finance LinkedIn group. Network Chair: Evan List ’08

Lawyers Network

Meet area alumni in the legal profession at social, networking and continuing-education events sponsored by this regional chapter of the Lawyers Alumni Network. Join the Brandeis Alumni Lawyers LinkedIn group. Network Chairs: David Shapiro ’85 and Samuel Blaustein ’03

Media Network

Meet area alumni, parents and friends with a background in media through networking and professional events. Network Chairs: Amy Brightfield ’94 and Audrey Gruber ’94

Performing Arts Network

Connect with area alumni who work in or have an interest in the performing arts, theatre, music, dance and more. Join the Performing Arts Network Facebook group. Network Chair: Michelle Miller ’11

Real Estate Network

Meet alumni in the real estate field at educational and professional networking events. Network Co-chairs: Mitch Cohen ’76 and Steven Charno ’86

Brandeis Women’s Network

Meet area alumnae through social and educational events, social media and other engagement opportunities. Join the Brandeis Women's Network Facebook group and LinkedIn group. Network Co-chairs: Amy Cohen ’85 and Talee Potter ’97

See more alumni groups

Meet Our Regional Leadership Team

Brett Scott Ward ’97
Brett Scott Ward ’97

President, Alumni Club of New York City

Scarsdale, New York
Partner at Blank Rome, LLP
Leslie Effron Levin ’94

President, Alumni Club of Westchester County and Southern Connecticut

White Plains, New York
Attorney at Cuddy & Feder, LLP