News and Updates

Jewish Culture Group conversation with Rose Mantelmacher

On October 13 of this year Rose Mantelmacher will turn 100 years old.  That she has lived that long is notable, but even more significant is what happened 76 years ago when Rose was liberated from Bergen Belson by British troops.  Sick with Typhus, she was unable to eat although suffering from malnutrition and desperately hungry.  That probably saved her life because the troops did not know the proper medical protocols to feed the starving: many of the victims of the Nazi horror died from being allowed to eat as much as they wanted.

Casual Conversation with Professor Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

A special Casual Conversation on Tuesday, May 18 at 5 pm Eastern will feature as our guest the Chair of Dartmouth’s History Department, Professor Cecilia Gaposchkin.  This is the second of our Zoom sessions with Dartmouth faculty, the first being the Jewish Culture Group’s meeting with Jewish Studies Professor Susannah Heschel, daughter of the famed Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.

One on one with Sandy Alderson

Here's an article/interview with our own Sandy Alderson in The Dartmouth from today, April 16th.

Here's the intro:

Homecoming October 2021 - UPDATED plans and schedule

Here is our UPDATED SCHEDULE for Homecoming 2021:

Dartmouth College
Class of 1969
Homecoming 2021

Friday, October 8, 2021:

Class of '69 virtual activities

At the April monthly Executive Committee meeting, Arthur Fergenson summarized the virtual (Zoom) activities we are doing as a Class:

Casual Conversation with Ray Saginur

After last month’s successful (37 participants at the height) Casual Conversation with Paul Tuhus sharing tips and answering questions about travel, we take a trip across the border into Canada for classmate and Ottawa resident Ray Saginur, M.D., to lead a discussion on Ethics and Covid-19.  Ray, as his description of the upcoming session and his bio attest, is trained in both infectious disease and ethics.  While a pandemic is the worst of times for the world, it is fortunate that we have someone whose expertise is uniquely suited to the occasion.  

Class Jewish Culture Zoom Group event

On April 12 at 4pm Eastern the Jewish Culture Zoom group, OPEN TO ALL, will have an amazing guest participant.

Movie night, Saturday April 24th

On April 24 at 8 pm Eastern (US), film fans will once again gather for Saturday Night at the Movies employing the services of Amazon Prime’s Watch Party function.  Our last Saturday Night at the Movies joined nine of us together for the exemplary Caged starring Academy Award nominee Eleanor Parker and a cast of superb women actors including Hope Emerson as the cruel matron of a women’s prison. After we watched the movie, using the chat function to comment in real time, we convened via Zoom for a richer, “in person” discussion that lasted for almost an hour.

DOC House project update

Last Friday we were able to stage proposed furnishings at the DOC House in the main lounge and new dining room thanks to efforts by Pompanoosuc Mi

Class (virtual) wine tastings

Our most recent wine testing (March 25th) was a great time!
Our own John & Mary Myers’ daughter, Katie, is the sales director at Clif Family Winery. These are the same folks who make the Clif Bars that you most likely know and love. Well, their wines and the snack food pairings are excellent. Their tour guide for our Zoom wine tasting was charming and knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening. If you missed it – sorry about that.

But – you have another chance:

Red Wines of Italy


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