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Author Event | Booksigning

Spertus In the Suburbs

The Happiness Prayer

Thursday, January 18, 2018
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Rabbi Evan Moffic unpacked the connections between Judaism and happiness in... More >

Author Event | Booksigning

Chicago Author Event: Windy City Blues Finale

Sunday, December 10, 2017
3:00 pm

Hear a live performance of music recorded at Chess Records by all the blues... More >

Author Event | Booksigning

Spertus In the Suburbs

West Suburban Author Event

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Meet Renée Rosen, bestselling author of “Windy City Blues” at a free... More >


Ending the Gender Gap: Achieving the Power of Workplace Equity

Sunday, December 3, 2017
2:00 pm

Discover the advantages of value-aligned workplace policies from Social... More >

Author Event | Booksigning

Spertus In the Suburbs

North Shore Author Event

Thursday, November 30, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Renée Rosen, bestselling author of “Windy City Blues” gave a free... More >


Hearing Windy City’s Blues

Sunday, November 19, 2017
2:00 pm

To kick off this year’s celebration, author Renée Rosen and musicologist... More >

Program Series

Jewish Book Month One Book Activities

Sunday, November 19, 2017 to Sunday, December 10, 2017

Join the celebration of Jewish Book Month with discussions and events across... More >


History of the Book

Monday, November 6, 2017
9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Spertus Institute and the Newberry Library presented a jointly organized... More >


Sacred Love: Songs of the Sephardim

Sunday, November 5, 2017
3:00 pm

The Newberry Consort performed music of Renaissance Spain and the Ladino... More >


Ben-Gurion, Epilogue

Chicago Documentary Film Premiere

Monday, October 30, 2017
7:00 pm

David Ben-Gurion's clear voice provides a... More >


Turning Points in Zionist History

Sunday, October 22, 2017
9:30 am to 3:30 pm

In a collaboration between Spertus Institute and Indiana University,... More >


Outside Inside

Exploring Boundaries and Otherness

Sunday, September 17, 2017 to Sunday, December 31, 2017

See new works created by the second Chicago cohort of the Midwest Jewish... More >