I hope that you each had an opportunity to enjoy the summer season, whether it included a getaway to the shore, the mountains, the backyard, or a visit to one of our local museums. Summer should afford everyone the opportunity to recharge and escape the economic, political, and other concerns that face us on a daily basis.
As we embark on a new year (5772), allow me to share with you my gratitude towards the wonderful Brandeis Law Society officers and Executive Committee who have advanced our Society to new heights over the last year. Our Vice Chancellor, Honorable Sandra Mazer Moss, has been an incredible cheerleader and supporter of Brandeis. I am looking forward to great things ahead when Judge Moss becomes the expected next Chancellor of our Society at our Hanukkah party in December. Along with Judge Moss, Mitchell Klevan, Jeffrey Gross, and Gilda Kramer have served as Bursar, Assistant Bursar, and Recording Secretary respectively, devoting countless hours to the activities of our Society and enhancing the membership experience for us all. All this work has been supported by the stellar Executive Committee, represented by members who are active and dedicated, creative and thoughtful. Each of your efforts has made the Brandeis Law Society better for all of us, and I thank you.
Over the past few months, some of you were able to join us at various events and activities, including Jewish Heritage Night at the Phillies, where members of the Brandeis Law Society hosted Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia's special needs clients, who met celebrities, including the Philadelphia Phillies' own Shane Victorino, pop star Ke$ha, State Senator Larry Farnese, State Senator Vincent Hughes, State Senator Mike Stack, and others. Earlier in the summer, a small group of Brandeis members enjoyed brunch and a special docent-led tour of the Chagall show at the Art Museum (we hope to offer other similar opportunities in the future); and of course, the summer season for Brandeis began with the always-inspiring Brandeis Foundation Scholarship Luncheon, followed by Jewish Law Day.
Best wishes to you and your family for a sweet new year, and I look forward to seeing you in the coming months. L'shana tova!
AUTHOR BIO: Adam Laver, Esquire is Chancellor of the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society.