UW-Madison’s George L. Mosse/Laurence A. Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies offers a vibrant, interdisciplinary approach to the study of Jewish civilization and a thriving intellectual and cultural community at one of the best public universities in the world. In addition to an outstanding undergraduate program, CJS sponsors public lectures on Jewish history, literature, the social sciences, and the arts. For more information, including an up-to-date events calendar, visit cjs.wisc.edu.
Three premier public programs operate under the auspices of the Center for Jewish Studies:
The Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture leads the initiative at UW–Madison to educate students, faculty, and the wider community about the vitality of modern Yiddish culture—music, literature, history, and art. Established in 2010, the Institute is named for Sherry Mayrent, an avid collector of historical Yiddish recordings.
The Conney Project on Jewish Arts supports programming in the Jewish arts, including literature, music, and the visual and performing arts. Made possible by the generosity of Mildred and Marv Conney, the Conney Project raises awareness of the contributions of Jewish artists and encourages new scholarship and production in the field.
Each July, the Greenfield Summer Institute offers adult learners a unique blend of continuing education, entertainment, and fellowship. The Institute’s lectures center around a different theme each year. Recent themes have included Jews and business, Jews and entertainment, Jews and the arts, and Jews and science. In addition to lectures that explore the year’s theme in depth, the Institute also features concerts, dinners, and other opportunities to socialize.
For further information, please visit our website (cjs.wisc.edu) or contact the Center for Jewish Studies at the phone number or email above.