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Programs & Events


Artist Talk

Inquiry 01 Gallery Talk

Sunday, June 10, 2018
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

In conjunction with the exhibition Inquiry 01, join five of the... More >

Lecture | Discussion

Women of Jewish Comedy

Sunday, June 3, 2018
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Comedy gurus Anne Libera and Grace Overbeke take us behind the scenes of the... More >

Degree Programs

EMAJPS Cohort Begins

Sunday, June 3, 2018 (All day)

Spertus proudly welcomes students enrolled in the next EMAJPS Cohort as they... More >


Inquiry 01: Chicago Jewish Artists Fellowship Exhibition Opening

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

This exhibition presents works by participants in Spertus Institute’s first... More >

Lecture | Discussion

In the Suburbs

A Bintel Brief

The Dear Abby Column of the Forverts

Thursday, May 10, 2018
11:00 am to 12:15 pm

Part of a series of Yiddish-related programs, this free talk explores the... More >

Pop-Up Series

In the Suburbs

Yiddish Yesterday and Today

Thursday, May 10, 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, June 13, 2018 (All day)

Spertus Institute proudly partners with local Jewish community organizations... More >


In the Suburbs

Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State

Questions, Explorations, and Implications

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, May 16, 2018 (All day)

Israel expert Dr. Keren Fraiman addresses questions about how Jewish and... More >


Degenerate Art

Sunday, April 29, 2018
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Fifth House Ensemble shed new light on works by musicians and artists facing... More >

Special Event

Jewish Community Networking Night

Thursday, April 19, 2018
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

This annual event was held for people who work in, for, or with a Jewish... More >


Cecilia Vicuña, Performance on Migration and Movement

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

In conjunction with Ellen Rothenberg’s exhibition, Cecilia Vicuña presented... More >

Special Event

Critical Conversations

Episode 1: Can We Talk?

Sunday, March 18, 2018
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Former Governors Jennifer Granholm (D-MI) and Mike Huckabee (R-AR) debated... More >


Jewish Studies Spring 2018 Onsite Seminar

Sunday, March 11, 2018 (All day) to Thursday, March 15, 2018 (All day)

The Jewish Studies Spring Seminar offered dedicated time to advance studies... More >