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Just Desserts

Join us in welcoming new families to Madison!
July 8th, 7-10 p.m. at Sundance Cinema. With sweet desserts and sweet tunes by David Adler of the Gomers and Steely Dane

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Levy Summer Series

Registration for The Levy Summer Series is now open!

Upcoming Events

Jul
5
Wed
Levy Summer Series – Matt Bernstein and Gabe Carimi @ Nakoma Country Club
Jul 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:15 pm

Matt Bernstein and Gabe Carimi – “UW Madison Football and Jews in Collegiate and Professional Sport” 

Reflections and experiences from two of our local athletes. Gabe Carimi played for the Badgers from 2007-2010. As a senior, Carimi won the 2010 Outland Trophy, awarded to the nation’s top collegiate interior lineman. Carimi went on to play professional football for the Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Atlanta Falcons.

Matt Bernstein played for the Badgers from 2002-2005. In 2006, Matt was inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

 

Jul
8
Sat
Just Desserts: A Refugee Resettlement Fundraiser @ Sundance Cinema, 2nd Floor
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Just Desserts: A Refugee Resettlement Fundraiser @ Sundance Cinema, 2nd Floor

Please join us in raising funds to welcome new refugee families to Madison while supporting the fabulous work of Jewish Social Services on their behalf. This will be an opportunity to have fun, eat some sweets and learn about the resettlement work that is happening right here in town.

Jul
19
Wed
Levy Summer Series – Cantor Sharon Brown-Levy @ Nakoma Country Club
Jul 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:15 pm

Cantor Sharon Brown-Levy – “Jews on Broadway and in Hollywood”

Love a great Broadway show or musical film?  Learn about the backgrounds and achievements of the Jewish talents who have dominated the stage and screen:  actors, singers, dancers, directors, producers, and composers. Featured actors include but are not limited to:  Danny Kaye, Barbra Streisand, Yul Brynner; featured composers and lyricists include Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, Lionel Bart, Bock and Harnick, Schonberg and Boublil, and the Gershwins. A multimedia presentation – Cantor Sharon is honored to be accompanied by pianist Ted Reinke and violinist Philip Tietze.

Jul
21
Fri
Shabbat at Capitol Lakes @ Capitol Lakes Retirement Community (in the Premier Room)
Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join your neighbors, volunteers and Jewish Social Services staff for candle lighting, challah, wine, songs and discussion to usher in Shabbat. Music by Les Goldsmith with the assistance of UW students from Hillel.

 

A program of Jewish Social Services, UW Hillel and Capitol Lakes Retirement Community.

Aug
9
Wed
Levy Summer Series – Jonathan Pollack @ Nakoma Country Club
Aug 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:15 pm

Jonathan Pollack – “The Roots of Jewish Community at the University of Wisconsin”

Although there had been Jewish students at the University of Wisconsin since 1861, it was not until fifty years later that a significant enough group of Jewish students began to form self-consciously Jewish organizations. These early organizations–the Menorah Society, several student Zionist societies, and a Jewish Student Association sponsored by the Reform movement–attracted Jewish students to Wisconsin from around Wisconsin and around the United States. Like their counterparts at better-studied Ivy League universities, this first large generation of Jewish college students went to excel in a variety of academic and professional fields, and their Jewish experiences on campus translated into leadership in other Jewish organizations.

Aug
11
Fri
Shabbat at Capitol Lakes @ Capitol Lakes Retirement Community (in the Premier Room)
Aug 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join your neighbors, volunteers and Jewish Social Services staff for candle lighting, challah, wine, songs and discussion to usher in Shabbat. Music by Les Goldsmith with the assistance of UW students from Hillel.

 

A program of Jewish Social Services, UW Hillel and Capitol Lakes Retirement Community.

Aug
23
Wed
Levy Summer Series – Professor Nadav Shelef @ Nakoma Country Club
Aug 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:15 pm

Professor Nadav Shelef –  “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Where do we Stand Today?”

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Israel’s conquest of the West Bank, and 100 years since the Balfour Declaration. This talk will explore the ups and downs of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict over that time, the current strategies of the participants, and where it is likely to go from here.