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Programs & Events



The State of American Jewish Belief Revisited

At the Edge of a Crisis or at a New Threshold?

Sunday, March 4, 2012
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

[AUDIO] The University of Chicago Center for Jewish... More >


Hassidic Courts

Photographs from Israel by Gil Cohen-Magen

Sunday, March 4, 2012 to Sunday, July 8, 2012

[VIDEO] Israeli photographer Gil Cohen-Magen shares work... More >

Author Event | Booksigning

Author Shalom Auslander & Moment Magazine's Memoir Awards

Sunday, February 12, 2012
2:00 pm

[AUDIO] Spertus was very pleased to partner with Moment... More >

Special Event

An Evening with Shalom Auslander

Saturday, February 11, 2012
8:00 pm

[AUDIO] Guests joined us for cocktails, desserts, and a... More >

Lecture | Discussion

Spertus In the Suburbs

North Shore Community Kallah

Community-Wide Adult Jewish Education Program

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
7:00 pm

[AUDIO] In partnership with the North Shore Chavurah of... More >

Lecture | Discussion

Mah Jongg Mania

American Beginnings

Monday, January 23, 2012
6:30 pm

[AUDIO] Since the 1920s, the game of mah jongg has ignited... More >

Lecture | Discussion

The Romance of a People at Chicago’s 1933 World’s Fair

Celebrating Jewry on the International Stage

Saturday, January 21, 2012
7:30 pm

[AUDIO] Visitors took a trip back in time to the... More >


Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies

Canadian Cohort Commencement

Sunday, December 11, 2011
5:00 pm

In partnership with Jewish Federations of Canada - UIA, Spertus proudly... More >

Author Event | Booksigning

One Book | One Community — Meet the Author at Spertus

Sunday, December 4, 2011
2:00 pm

[AUDIO] Author Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum discussed A Day of... More >

Lecture | Discussion

Spertus In the Suburbs

One Book | One Community — Lecture | Discussion

Sunday, November 20, 2011
2:00 pm

[AUDIO] Dr. Todd Hasak-Lowy explored revolution and... 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 >