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2013 Levy Summer Series, “Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow: Where have we been? Where are we now? Where are we going?
- Rabbi Hannah Greenstein, “Not your Bubbe’s Judaism (and what’s a bubbe?), Jewish Identity in 2013.”
- Professor Rachel Buff, “DREAMing is Free? Working for Immigration Reform.”
- Jonathan Pollack, “From Sheepskins to Sheepskins, Scrap Businesses and Higher Education”.
- Professor Tony Michels, “Whatever Happened to the Class of ’68? The Jewish Student Movement andits Legacies.”
- Professor Bob Skloot, ““Theatre of the Holocaust: its Past and its Future.”
- Professor Rachel Baum, “Hurray for Hollywood! Jews and American Popular Culture.”
2014 Levy Summer Series, “Paths & Intersections in Jewish Life: Journeys in Identity & Culture”
- Hannah Rosenthal, CEO/President of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, “The Jewish World According to Pew.”
- Jody Hirsh, Director of Judaic Education at the Milwaukee Jewish Community Center, “Artists: The Prophets of our Times.”
- Rabbi and successful stand-up comedian Bob Alper, “The Spirituality of Laughter.”
- Professor Jodi Eichler-Levine, “Green Judaism: Approaches to Sustainability from the Israelites to Brooklyn.”
- Professor Philip Hollander, “Levi Aryeh Arieli’s ‘Allah Karim!’ and the Forging of Israeli Identity.”
- Rabbi Tiferet Gordon Berenbaum, “You don’t look Jewish! – Neither do you! Re-creating a Culturally Representative and Inclusive Judaism.
2015 Levy Summer Series, “The Tree of Life: Jewish Roots & Cultural Reflections”
- Danny Siegel “There’s No Such Thing as a Small Mitzvah”
- Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern “The Golden Age Shtetl”
- Meryll Page & Leslie Adler “Jewish Luck”
- Steve Nadler “Spinoza and Secular Judaism”
- Jeff Blakely “Sennacherib, Emperor of Assyria, versus Hezekiah, King of Judah”
- Mark Bloom “Prayticipation, Prayformance & the Prevolution”
2016 Levy Summer Series, “Locally Grown, Locally Sourced”
- Professor Jordan Ellenberg “The Torah Code: Mathematics, Judaism, and the perils of wiggle room”
- Professor Frank Tuerkheimer “Forgotten Trials of the Holocaust”
- Sheila Terman Cohen “Wisconsin’s Jewish History”
- Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann “Prayer as Revolution: Reclaiming, Repurposing, Restoring Religion for the next generation”
- Rabbi Dena Feingold “Why Less is Sometimes More: Jewish Life in Smaller Communities”
- Dr. Richard Davidson “Well-Being is a Skill”