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Programs & Events

Public Programs


Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica

Sunday, October 5, 2014 to Sunday, March 8, 2015

Spertus is pleased to present this exhibit of work by local architect and... More >


Gallery Talk with Designer Amy Reichert

Reinventing Judaica

Sunday, March 8, 2015
1:00 pm

Join us for a drop-in gallery talk with architect and designer Amy Reichert... More >

Lecture | Discussion

Our Spiritual Patrimony

A Jewish Perspective on the Transformation of Jewish-Catholic Relations

Monday, March 9, 2015
7:00 pm

Join us when Rabbi David Sandmel analyzes the profound impact of Nostra... More >

Lecture | Discussion

The Upsurge of Antisemitism and The Future of Jewish Life in Europe

Sunday, March 15, 2015
7:00 pm

Join us to hear Deidre Berger, Director of AJC Berlin’s Ramer Institute and... More >


A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York

Sunday, March 22, 2015 to Sunday, July 19, 2015

Spertus Institute is pleased to present a selection of illustrations,... More >


Spertus Closed for First Days of Passover

Friday, April 3, 2015 to Sunday, April 5, 2015

Spertus will be closed for the first days of Passover beginning at 3 pm on... More >

Author Event | Booksigning

Alex’s Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance

Thursday, April 16, 2015
7:00 pm

Join us to mark Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) when author Martin... More >

Certificate Workshop

Grantwriting Certificate Workshop

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

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

Lecture | Discussion

Spertus In the Suburbs

Israel: The Dream and the Reality

Comparing Zionist Ideals with Contemporary Israeli Realities

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
7:00 pm

Join us when Dr. David Weinberg revisits the five principle goals of... More >

Reading | Discussion

Spertus In the Suburbs

Rav Kook: Mystic in a Time of Revolution

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Spertus faculty member Dr. Joshua Shanes leads a book discussion about "Rav... More >

Film | Discussion


Starring Molly Picon

Sunday, May 31, 2015
2:00 pm

Join us for the Chicago Premiere of Joseph Green’s 1938 Yiddish Film Classic... More >