Save the Dates for this year’s (virtual) Institute!
21st Annual Greenfield Summer Institute
“Jews and Politics: America, Israel, Europe”
July 19-22, 2021
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:
- Jonathan Z. S. Pollack (MATC and UW-Madison) – “Jewish Philanthropy at UW-Madison”
- Jordan Rosenblum (UW-Madison) – “Business, Labor, and Social Justice in the Talmud”
- Skye Doney (UW-Madison) – “The Mosse Family and German Jewish Philanthropy”
- Marina Zilbergerts (UW-Madison) – “The Philanthropic Legacy of Moses Montefiore”
- Tony Michels (UW-Madison) – “American Jews in the Shmateh Trade”
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.
Click below to donate to the Greenfield Fund in Jewish Studies: