Greenfield Summer Institute

Save the dates for next year’s Greenfield Summer Institute!

July 11-14, 2022

Check back soon for further announcements regarding the theme, accommodations in Madison, and schedule of events.

In Review: 2019 Institute

Over 130 people gathered last July to participate in lectures and discussions around the theme “Business, Labor, and Social Justice: Jewish Perspectives, Jewish Traditions.”

Select lectures from the 2019 conference are available via the links below:

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, dinners, and other opportunities to socialize.

Past Greenfield Summer Institutes

Click below to donate to the Greenfield Fund in Jewish Studies: