Welcome to The Hub for online Jewish classes and events. Find an upcoming event hosted by Jewish organizations across the world, or explore our on-demand section to view recordings of past events.

Loading Events

Shopkeepers to Scrap Dealers to Specialists: The Jewish Community of Madison, Wisconsin

Hosted By: Haberman Institute

The Jewish community of Madison, Wisconsin is a perfect microcosm for examining how economic networks among Jewish immigrants to the US directed where people settled, and what they did for a living when they arrived. From the first Jewish settlers in 1850 to roughly 1920, Madison’s Jewish community resembled other Jewish communities of similar size. An initial wave of department-store owners prospered and declined, then a wave of scrap dealers re-energized the small Jewish community. For the last hundred years, the University of Wisconsin has served as a magnet for Jewish students and faculty from around the US, demonstrating the increased Jewish concentration in professional fields. The continued growth of Madison’s Jewish community exemplifies the increasing importance of higher education in the lives of American Jews.

The event listed here is hosted by a third party. My Jewish Learning/70 Faces Media is not responsible for its content or for errors in the listing.

Discover More

Seharaneh: A Post-Passover Kurdish Jewish Celebration

A Kurdish Jewish way to celebrate spring and the return to leavened bread.

Leil Purim: A Kurdish Jewish Women’s Holiday

Imitating Queen Esther, Kurdish Jewish women used to bathe in the river on Purim night.

My Father’s Paradise–Interview With Ariel Sabar

I have an admitted bias towards anything related to Aramaic. My dad studies modern Aramaic, and one of my best ...