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Public Programs


Collecting Local: 10 New Acquisitions

Sunday, March 9, 2014 to Sunday, August 24, 2014

This exhibit in the Spertus Institute vestibule features ten new additions... More >


Scots Jews: Identity, Belonging and the Future

Sunday, June 8, 2014 to Sunday, October 5, 2014

Award-winning documentary photographer Judah Passow spent a year... More >

Film | Discussion

The Sturgeon Queens

A Mouthwatering Celebration of Fish and Family

Sunday, September 7, 2014
2:30 pm

Hattie Russ Gold, 100, and her sister... More >

Certificate Workshop

Grantwriting Certificate Workshop

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Registration now open for our next daylong Grantwriting Certificate Workshop... More >


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 >

Open House

Open House Chicago

Sunday, October 19, 2014
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Spertus is pleased once again to be a Sunday site for Open House... More >


Gallery Talk

Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica

Sunday, October 19, 2014
1:00 pm

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

Lecture | Discussion

Fifty Years of Christian-Jewish Dialogue

Has the Relationship Been Permanently Altered?

Sunday, October 19, 2014
2:00 pm

Join us when Fr. John Pawlikowski, a leading figure in... More >

Author Event | Booksigning

An Afternoon with "Rashi's Daughters" Author Maggie Anton

Sunday, October 26, 2014
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

In celebration of her new novel "The Enchantress," the Spertus Shop welcomes... More >

Author Event

One Book | One Community: The Family

Sunday, November 9, 2014

This year's One Book | One Community selection is "The Family" by David... More >

Special Event

One Book | One Community Kick-Off

Old Land, New Land, Holy Land

Sunday, November 9, 2014
2:00 pm

This year's "One Book | One Community" programming kicks off with music and... More >


Spertus In the Suburbs

One Book | One Community

Introduction to Jewish Genealogy

Sunday, November 16, 2014
2:00 pm

This year's "One Book | One Community" programming continues with ... More >