About BNC

Brandeis National Committee is dedicated to providing philanthropic support to Brandeis University, a distinguished liberal arts and research university founded by the American Jewish community. Our membership comprises women and men who share a passion for life-long learning and for the mission of Brandeis University.

About the Somerset Chapter

The Somerset Chapter offers study groups with co-authored Brandeis materials, lunch and dinner get-together's, meet the author and political lecture series. In March 2012, we had the unique opportunity to meet Myla Goldberg, author of "The False Friend". The event was co-sponsored with the Brandeis National Committee and Somerset Sisterhood Chapter. Our members and friends reviewed a novel about two eleven-year-olds who go into the woods, but only one comes out.  One friend, Djuna, disappeared. For twenty years the other friend, Celia, blocked out how it all happened.  People assumed Djuna had been abducted, although no clues were found.  Are you intrigued by this mystery?

In 2008 we held a meeting in the community room at the Franklin Township Library on DeMott Lane in Somerset. Former CIA covert officer Margaret Henoch spoke to the group about her experiences in the CIA for more than 20 years. Henoch also is Jewish and has been interviewed on television's "60 Minutes" for her role assessing information regarding Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. Over 60 were in attendance.

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Social Justice Opportunities

Members collect gently used medical apparatus such as wheelchairs, walkers, shower seats for HELP (the Health Equipment Loan Program). This supports the elderly, adults, and young adults who are recovering from surgery or injury.

Contact Information

Chapter President
Iris Kislin