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Public Programs


From Maxwell Street to Milwaukee Avenue

Painted Portraits of a Chicago Family in the Shoe Business

Sunday, August 30, 2015 to Sunday, January 17, 2016

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A Gift to Birobidzhan

Chicago Artists in Support of a Soviet Jewish Homeland

Sunday, September 13, 2015 to Sunday, January 3, 2016

In 1934, a Jewish region was established in Siberia.

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One Book | One Community 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015 to Sunday, December 6, 2015

Spertus Institute is proud to spearhead One Book | One Community, in which a... More >


Grantwriting Workshop

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Enrollment is now open for the next session of our popular Grantwriting... More >

Open House

Open House Chicago

Sunday, October 18, 2015
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Spertus is pleased to again be a Sunday site for Open House Chicago, a free... More >

Special Event

Spertus Shop In-Store One-Day-Only Book Clearance Sale

Sunday, October 18, 2015
10:00 am to 6:30 pm

In celebration of Jewish month book, the Spertus Shop at Chicago's Spertus... More >

Artist Talk

Artist Talk with Howard Schwartz

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
12:00 pm

Join us for a free artist talk with Howard Schwartz, whose mixed media works... More >

Film | Discussion

Spertus In the Suburbs

Guardians of Remembrance

Witness to the Holocaust in Belarus

Thursday, October 29, 2015
6:30 pm

As head of a project at Yad Vashem, the World Center for Holocaust Research... More >

Special Event

How Great Leaders Create Great Places to Work

Sunday, November 1, 2015
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Join us on November 1 for a rare Chicago appearance of Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar,... More >

Lecture | Discussion

Building Zion in Stalin’s Russia

Sunday, November 15, 2015
2:00 pm

Join Dr. Jeffrey Veidlinger for an exploration of Jewish homelands proposed... More >

Lecture | Discussion

Jewish Artists in Chicago and the Gift to Birobidzhan

Sunday, November 22, 2015
2:00 pm

In 1937, a group of Jewish artists from Chicago created a portfolio of... More >

Author Event

Spertus In the Suburbs

Meet Author Lev Golikin (Appearance #1)

Sunday, December 6, 2015
10:30 am

This is the first of two special appearances by Lev Golinkin, author of A... More >