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Programs & Events


Certificate Workshop

Health and Healing in Judaism

Thursday, July 7, 2011 to Thursday, July 14, 2011

What does Judaism have to say about health and healing? How can faith... More >


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 >