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The Intersection of Religion and Health Care

Sunday, June 26, 2011
2:00 pm

When we need to grapple with significant health issues, what shapes our... More >

Lecture | Discussion

Israel's Ellis Island

The Challenges of Aliya and Acclimation at Sha'ar ha-Aliya

Sunday, April 3, 2011
2:00 pm

Sha'ar ha-Aliya’s story is revealing of central defining themes that Israel... More >


A Jewish Theologian in Chicago

Themes in the Thought of Eliezer Berkovits

Monday, March 7, 2011
12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

[AUDIO] This symposium brought together leading scholars to... More >

Lecture | Discussion

The Medieval Haggadah Art, Narrative, and Religious Imagination

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
12:00 pm

Dr. Marc Michael Epstein shared images from beautiful medieval haggadot (... More >

Film | Discussion

U.S. Premiere! Finding Leah Tickotsky: A Discovery of Heritage in Poland

Thursday, January 27, 2011
6:30 pm

Sarah Golabek-Goldman produced Finding Leah Tickotsky, a documentary that... More >

Film | Discussion

Prisoner of Her Past

Sunday, November 14, 2010
2:00 pm

[VIDEO] Prisoner of Her Past tells the haunting story of a... More >


A Celebration of Chicago's Jewish History

Sunday, September 19, 2010
3:00 pm

The Maxwell St. Junior Klezmer Orchestra kicked off Spertus’ multi-year... More >


Hershey Felder on the Creation of Maestro

The Art of Leonard Bernstein A Behind-the-Scenes Look

Thursday, September 2, 2010
7:00 pm

In advance of performances at Ravinia, Hershey Felder came to Spertus with a... More >

Film | Discussion

A Film Unfinished

Sunday, August 1, 2010
3:00 pm

After World War II, 60 minutes of raw film, shot by the Nazis propaganda... More >

Author Event | Booksigning

Spertus In the Suburbs

Hard Choices

Allocating Tzedakah in Difficult Times

Sunday, June 27, 2010
7:45 pm

Rabbi Jill Jacobs shared approaches for making tzedakah choices, both... More >


The American Jewish Mosaic

Sunday, June 6, 2010
2:00 pm

[AUDIO] Like the tiles in a mosaic, Jewish identity is... More >

Author Event | Booksigning

Day After Night

Sunday, May 23, 2010
2:00 pm

Spertus welcomed bestselling author Anita Diamant to Chicago to discuss her... More >