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Conference

Judaism, Health, and Healing: A Chicago Community Resource Conference

Sunday, April 14, 2013
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Attendees joined us for daylong conference on health-related... More >

Author Event | Booksigning

Jews and Magic in Medici Florence

The Secret World of Benedetto Blanis

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
7:00 pm

[AUDIO] In the 17th century, Jews in Florence’s tiny ghetto... More >

Lecture | Discussion

Kenneth Feinberg on Who Gets What: Fair Compensation After Tragedy and Financial Upheaval

Sunday, March 10, 2013
2:00 pm

Guests heard Kenneth Feinberg, the expert responsible for victim... More >

Conversation

Flashbacks: East German Films on Cold War Screens

Thursday, March 7, 2013
6:00 pm

[AUDIO] Two experts on East German cinema discussed the... More >

Cooking

Prepping for Passover with Chef Laura Frankel

Cooking Class

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
6:30 pm

Chef Laura Frankel showed you how to put together a fun and delicious... More >

Lecture | Discussion

Jews, Catholics, and the American Idea

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
7:00 pm

Guests joined us for the 18th Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture,... More >

Seminar

Rediscovering Felix Mendelssohn

Presented with WFMT

Sunday, February 10, 2013
9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Guests joined Spertus, WFMT, and conductor Stephen Somary for an exploration... More >

Author Event | Booksigning

Jonathan Safran Foer on Judaism, Writing, and Inspiration

Sunday, January 13, 2013
2:00 pm

Attendees heard Jonathan Safran Foer, award-winning, bestselling author of "... More >

Opening

Tales, Myths, and Nightmares

Exhibit Opening | Lecture

Sunday, December 9, 2012
3:00 pm

Guests met artist and scholar Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern as... More >

Special Event

Jane Eisner on "Where are the Women in Jewish Professional Life?"

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
5:30 pm

Jane Eisner, editor-in-chief of the Forward, spearheaded an important... More >

Film | Discussion

Incessant Visions

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
6:30 pm

In March 1933, German Jewish architect Erich Mendelsohn, head of Germany’s... More >

Author Event | Booksigning

The Poetry of Kabbalah

Sunday, October 14, 2012
2:00 pm

[AUDIO] Acclaimed writer Peter Cole joined professor Rachel... More >

Cooking

Shofar, So Good

Cook Up a Sweet New Year

Monday, September 10, 2012
6:30 pm

Chef Laura Frankel guided guests through a smorgasbord of locally grown... More >

Commencement

Commencement 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012
4:00 pm

Congratulations to the 2012 graduates of Spertus' Master of Arts in Jewish... More >

Film | Discussion

Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today

The Schulberg/Waletzky Restoration

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
6:30 pm

Attendees to a sold out crowd saw the highly acclaimed restoration of ... More >

Special Event

Spertus In the Suburbs

Greater Chicago Jewish Festival

Sunday, June 10, 2012
11:00 am to 6:00 pm

[VIDEO] Festival-goers joined Spertus on... More >

Author Event | Booksigning

The Jewish Origins of Cultural Pluralism

Sunday, May 6, 2012
2:00 pm

[AUDIO] Guests heard historian Dr. Daniel Greene speak... More >

Author Event

Etgar Keret

A Conversation and Reading

Thursday, April 26, 2012
6:00 pm

[VIDEO] Guests heard Israeli writer Etgar Keret, a singular... More >

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