The Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture - University of Wisconsin-Madison.

This is an institute in the making:

"The Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has received a $1 million endowment from Sherry Mayrent and Carol Master, via the Corners Fund for Traditional Cultures, a Donor advised fund of Combined Jewish Philanthropies, to establish the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture.

The institute will be the only one of its kind, devoted to fostering an understanding of the world of Yiddish through the arts, and directed by Henry Sapoznik, an expert on klezmer music and Yiddish and American popular culture, who is expected to join the University of Wisconsin in January 2011. “Ever since he started KlezKamp over 25 years ago, Henry Sapoznik’s name has been synonymous with Yiddish culture. Having him here to direct the Mayrent Institute is sure to put Madison on the map as a center for bringing an appreciation of Yiddish arts and letters to all generations,” says Pamela Potter, Director of the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies and renowned musicologist."

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