Picture what Jewish life looked like and how it changed over the past 180 years in Madison as historian, Jonathan Pollack, leads you through downtown Madison and the Greenbush neighborhood.
Includes stop at Panera's on Regent Street.
Today's Jewish institutions can trace their roots to Jews who arrived in Madison after 1850. Many came from shtetls in Minsk in the 1890's. These immigrants tended to work in the junk and grocery businesses located downtown and in the Greenbush neighborhood. The members who built an Orthodox synagogue in 1904 went on to found Madison's present day Conservative and Reform congregations.
Also learn about Rachel Jastrow, one of Wisconsin's leading suffragettes and the founder of Madison Hadassah who lived downtown with her husband, Joseph Jastrow, the first Jewish Professor at the University of Wisconsin.
Sponsor: Madison Hadassah