Jewish Experiences: From Hollywood to Shanghai

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Jewish Social Services established the Levy Summer Series in 2013 with the generous support of Jeffrey C. Levy. We continue this partnership to bring you this years’ six-part program series. It is an opportunity to lifelong learners to interact with scholars, artists, and community leaders over a broad range of topics of interest.
Meeting in June, July and August, the series is held at Nakoma Country Club, 4145 Country Club Road in Madison and consists of six high-quality programs tied by a common theme, chosen each year by a committee of volunteers and staff.  The programs are followed by an elegant lunch at a reasonable cost.  Scholarships are available. We look forward to seeing all of you at this years’ Levy Summer Series!

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  • Tuesday, June 12
    Rabbi Dayle Friedman, “Finding Our Grit and Grace: Wisdom for Growing Older”
  • Tuesday, June 26
    Professor Frank Tuerkheimer, Bronisław Huberman and the Heroic Origins of the Israel Philharmonic”
  • Tuesday, July 17
    Cantor Sharon Brown-Levy, “Jews on Broadway and in Hollywood: Part II”
  • Tuesday, July 31
    Professor Samuel England, “Medieval Arab Jewry beyond the Cairo Geniza”
  • Wednesday, August 8
    Professor Weijia Li, Jewish Diaspora in China: European Jewish refugees in Shanghai during World War II”
  • Wednesday, August 22
    Ellie Gettinger, “Only Victims: The Hollywood Blacklist”

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Highlights from last year’s Levy Summer Series!

Past Programs