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Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica

Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica

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

First floor vestibule gallery.
Admission is free.

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership is pleased to present a selection of Jewish ceremonial objects (Judaica) for the home and community by local architect and designer Amy Reichert.

Amy ReichertAmy Reichert has been creating Judaica since 1995, when she was inspired to create a Passover seder plate for a competition funded by Philip and Sylvia Spertus (the son and daughter-in-law of Herman Spertus, one of the brothers for whom Spertus Institute is named).

Her floating Hanukkah lamps, blossoming Shabbat candles, and sophisticated seder plates offer a dramatic new take on traditional designs. This debut solo exhibit showcases Ms. Reichert’s creative process, which fuses sophisticated interpretation of Jewish texts with innovative contemporary design  and local artisanal craftsmanship.

Ms. Reichert received her BA and MArch from Yale University. She combines her studio work with teaching at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Image at left

Seder Plate I
Winner, second prize
Philip and Sylvia Spertus Judaica Prize

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Amy Reichert's works>

Visitor Info


Sunday-Wednesday 10 am-5 pm
Thursday 10 am-6 pm
Friday 10 am-3 pm

Please note that Spertus Institute 
will be 
closed a number of upcoming 
days for Jewish holidays.

Rosh Hashanah
on Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Closed all day Thursday and 
Friday, Sept. 25 and 26.

Yom Kippur
Spertus Institute open until 3 pm 
on Friday, Oct. 3 (as usual) and 
closed on Saturday, Oct. 4.

Spertus Institute open until 3 pm 
on Wednesday, Oct. 8.

Closed all day Thursday and 
Friday, Oct. 9 and 10.

Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah
Spertus Institute open until 3 pm 
on Wednesday, Oct.15.

Closed all day Thursday and 
Friday, Oct. 16 and 17.

Spertus Institute
610 S Michigan Ave, Chicago
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Gallery Talks

Join us for a drop-in gallery talk. Meet Amy Reichert and learn about her creative process.

Sunday, October 19 at 1 pm 
Thursday, December 11 at 1 pm
Sunday, March 8 at 1 pm

These programs are free.
No reservations required.


Exhibits at Spertus Institute 
are supported in part by the 
Harry and Sadie Lasky Foundation.

Chicago Artists Month