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Author Event | Booksigning

Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace

Thursday, May 2, 2013
7:00 pm

[AUDIO] Attendees heard Dr. Melissa R. Klapper, director of... More >

Author Event | Booksigning

Germans vs. Russians: The Origins of Chicago’s Organized Jewish Community 1859–1923

Sunday, April 21, 2013
2:00 pm

[AUDIO] Guests joined author and historian Tobias Brinkmann... More >


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 >


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 >

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 >


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 >

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 >


Commencement 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012
4:00 pm

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