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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, 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!

All events run from 10:30am to 1:30pm and contain a presentation followed by a seated lunch, as in previous years.


Jeffrey C. Levy

Madison businessman Jeffrey C. Levy is co-owner of Phillips Distributing. Jeff is a member of
Temple Beth El and Beth Israel Center. He serves on several community foundation boards
including United Way, Meriter-Unity Point, and Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Jeff and his family
have been committed supporters of Jewish Social Services for many years.
With his generous support, Jewish Social Services is moving into its eighth year of Levy
Summer Series programming.

Levy Series 2023 – Click to View a Recording of the Program!

June 13 – Professor Joshua Furman – “Another Promised Land? A Texan Perspective on Southern Jewish History”

June 27 – Rabbi David Kopstein – “The Dead Sea Scrolls”

July 12 – Kurt and Annette Bjorling – “Gedanken – Klezmeric Fantasies, Meditations and Improvisations”

August 9 – Professor Jonathan Pollack – “Reuniting Families and Recruiting Workers: The Industrial Removal Office in Madison, 1900-1920”