Greenfield Summer Institute

by CJS Admin

The 20th Annual Greenfield Summer Institute

July 14-17, 2019

“Business, Labor, and Social Justice: Jewish Perspectives, Jewish Traditions” (for brochure: click here)

To register for the 2019 Greenfield Summer Institute, click here. For hotel information click here.

Parking reservations for Lot #7 underneath Grainger Hall must be made by June 14 here.

Thanks to the generosity of the Bernie D. Goldstein family, and in honor of Lenora S. Goldstein, the Center is pleased to offer a limited number of complimentary registrations to this year’s Greenfield Summer Institute. This offer is based on need and reserved for first-time attendees invited by current Greenfield registrants. If you have registered for the 2019 Institute and would like to invite a friend or family member in need who has never attended before, please contact Associate Director Gwen Walker (, 608-265-4763) for details.

Past Greenfield Summer Institutes

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 Lawrence 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 (past years’ themes have included Jewish identity, Jews and politics, the “Wandering Jew,” Jewish Studies and the arts, Jews and gender, Israel, European Jewry, and American Jewish history). In addition to lectures that explore the year’s theme in depth, the Institute also features concerts, dinners, and other opportunities to socialize.


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