Brandeis Alumni, Family and Friends

Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

  • Attendees at the holiday gathering pose for a photo in a large chair with the Delaware River and Ben Franklin Bridge in the background in December 2018.
    Alumni and friends attended the club’s inaugural holiday gathering in December 2018. The group spent the evening at the iconic RiverRink and enjoyed refreshments in a private lodge overlooking the skating rink and the Center City skyline.
  • Participants at the axe-throwing event pose for a group photo in April 2019.
    Alumni and friends gathered at Urban Axes in Philadelphia for an afternoon of camaraderie and competition. The event included training, followed by a round-robin tournament led by the Urban Axes coaches. Hannah Brooks ’16 chaired the April 2019 event.

The Alumni Club of Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey serves the more than 2,300 Brandeisians in the Tri-State area, from Center City and the Philly suburbs to southern and central New Jersey and Delaware. The club holds events on both sides of the river, and two annual favorites are Faculty in the Field with a Brandeis professor and our holiday gathering at RiverRink. Other highlights from recent years include visits to Philly favorites such as the Franklin Institute, the National Constitution Center and the National Museum of American Jewish History; theater productions at the Kimmel Center; and Sixers games at the Wells Fargo Center.

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 our Facebook group.

Join Us On Zoom

February 7, 2023
Showbiz@Deis: Film and TV Networking Lounge
Arts Alumni Network | Online
February 8, 2023
2023’s Political Theater - Policy, Perspectives, and What’s Next
Lawyers Alumni Network | Alumni Club of Greater Boston
February 12, 2023
Coachella Wine and Cheese Gathering
Alumni Club of Southern California

Meet Our Regional Leadership Team

Rachel Benjamin-Bannett ’14

Alumni Club of Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Co-President

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Christine Chilingerian ’07
Christine Chilingerian ’07

Alumni Club of Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Co-President

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Staff Attorney, DentaQuest

Favorite Brandeis Professor: Laura Goldin

Favorite Place on Campus: Slosberg’s many rehearsal rooms

Favorite Brandeis Memory: Hours spent in Slosberg rehearsing vocals (and having a blast together) with the Rather be Giraffes a cappella group!

I volunteer because Brandeis was a formative time in my life, and reminds me how far I’ve come because of the people who influenced me here.