Greenfield Summer Institute


24th Annual Greenfield Summer Institute

“Jews and Resilience”

July 22-25, 2024

In the face of frequent adversity, how have Jewish communities managed to survive—and sometimes thrive—across the ages? At this year’s Greenfield Summer Institute, we will consider the many answers to this question. From immigration and flight, to witnessing, testimony, and restitution, Jews have developed countless ways to sustain their culture, religion, values, and livelihoods. Join us as speakers from different fields gather in Madison to explore Jewish resourcefulness, resistance, and resilience in a turbulent world. You can view the full schedule of events here.

As in past years, the Institute will take place in the comfortable setting of Grainger Hall, home of the UW School of Business.

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See below for information regarding registration, accommodations in Madison, and the full schedule of events.

2024 Program and Registration Info

Register now!

Click here to register through our online system

Registration Rates

  • Full registration package (in-person): $235
  • A la carte registration (in-person): $65 daily for Monday-Wednesday programming, $45 for Thursday programming, $25 for Thursday lunch
  • Online attendance registration package: $175

Note that the rates for the in-person options increase after July 8th.

Payment by credit card or check is possible through the online registration form.
Please note that you will still need to register online even if you choose to pay by sending a check through the mail.

Program and Schedule

View the full schedule of events, which includes detailed information about each session and the speakers, here.

Can’t travel to Madison?
All sessions will be live-streamed via Zoom — register for the “online attendance” registration package to participate in Greenfield remotely.

Travel & Lodging

Parking at Grainger Hall

Parking at Grainger Hall must be purchased in advance. For more information, click here.
Please note that construction on Lake Street has led to reduced availability of easily accessible public parking in the area. Because of this, we highly recommend purchasing parking in advance.

Lodging in Madison

The Institute has blocked rooms at two nearby hotels:

  • Fluno Center ($170)
    Book online: click here
    Must book before June 21st!
  • Hampton Inn & Suites ($169)
    Book online: click here
    Book by phone: 608-255-0360
    Must book before June 21st!

Please note: if booking by phone, you must reference the “Greenfield Summer Institute” room block to receive the discounted rate

About the Greenfield Summer Institute

As the premiere outreach event of the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies, the Greenfield Summer Institute demonstrates our commitment to lifelong learning and testifies to the vision, legacy, and generosity of Center founders Laurence Weinstein and George Mosse. The Greenfield Summer Institute was the brainchild of Larry Greenfield, a member of the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies Board of Visitors, who first proposed the idea of an adult summer institute in the mid-1990s. The first Greenfield Summer Institute in 2000 brought together people from the Madison community and beyond to participate in a unique blend of continuing education, entertainment, and fellowship. Now underwritten by the generosity of Larry and Ros Greenfield, the Institute showcases the research of UW–Madison faculty and acclaimed Jewish studies scholars from around the country.

Each year the Institute’s lectures center around a theme. In addition to lectures that explore the year’s theme in depth, the Institute also features concerts, meals, and other opportunities to socialize.

Past Greenfield Summer Institutes

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