Jewish Social Services established the Levy Summer Series in 2013 with a generous donation from Jeffrey C. Levy, to provide a memorable summer experience for adults.
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. A unique addition is the after-lunch salon, which is an opportunity to spend unhurried time engaging with the speaker and exchanging ideas in a comfortable and relaxed setting. Scholarships are available.
- Wednesday, June 7th
Dr. Tal Elmaliach – “Jewish Youth between Zionism and the New Left, 1967-1973: A Comparative Look”
- Wednesday, June 21st
Professor Sunny Yudkoff – “A Tubercular Eden: Yiddish Literature of the American West”
- Wednesday, July 5th
Matt Bernstein and Gabe Carimi – “Football and Jews in Collegiate and Professional Sports”
- Wednesday, July 19th — SOLD OUT!!
Cantor Sharon Brown-Levy – “Jews on Broadway and in Hollywood”
- Wednesday, August 9th
Jonathan Pollack – “The Roots of Jewish Community at the University of Wisconsin”
- Wednesday, August 23rd — SOLD OUT!!
Professor Nadav Shelef – “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Where do we Stand Today?”
If you would like to join the wait-list of an event that is sold out, please call Jim at (608)442-4081.