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Degree Program

MA in Jewish Professional Studies 2019/2020 Chicago cohort begins

Monday, August 19, 2019

Chicago cohort of Spertus Institute MA in Jewish Professional Studies begins... More >

Mini-course

In the Suburbs

The Immigrant Jewish Experience in America

Thursday, June 20, 2019
7:45 pm to Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:15 pm

Join historian Dr. Tony Michels to explore the odyssey of American Jews... More >

Conversation

Spertus Ideas Forum | Intermarriage in the Jewish Community

Monday, June 3, 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us as social psychologist and methodologist Dr. Leonard Saxe shares the... More >

Degree Program

Executive MAJPS Begins

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Participants from across North America learn to leverage opportunity,... More >

Degree Program

MA in Jewish Professional Studies Mountain-Southwest begins

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Career-boosting graduate opportunity for young professionals working in... More >

Performance

Notorious RBG in Song

Sunday, May 19, 2019
2:00 pm

This program is sold out. Join the waiting list or sign up for emails on... More >

Film | Discussion

Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt

Monday, May 13, 2019
7:00 pm

An award-winning documentary about one of the most influential thinkers of... More >

Art Talk

Gallery Talk with Cartoonist Ken Krimstein

Sunday, April 14, 2019
2:00 pm

Tour the exhibition "The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt" with cartoonist Ken... More >

Workshop

Fundraisers Forum: The Gift of Asking

Making Your Case in Every Case

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Join Rae Ringel for a radical reframing of the fundraising process, one... More >

Special Event

Critical Conversations: Immigration

Sunday, March 17, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Critical Conversations is a major program series in which Spertus Institute... More >

Opening

The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt — Exhibition Opening

Thursday, March 14, 2019
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Meet cartoonist Ken Krimstein at the opening reception of the exhibition... More >

Exhibition

The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt

Thursday, March 14, 2019 to Sunday, August 18, 2019

Step into cartoonist Ken Krimstein’s page-turning graphic biography of... More >

Conference

Creating Transformative Learning Experiences

2019 Adult Jewish Learning Resource Conference

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Are you a program planner or educator who designs, implements, or presents... More >

Program Series

Small & Mighty Network

Workshop Series

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 to Wednesday, April 10, 2019

This professional development series is designed to address the important... More >

Workshop

Fundraisers Forum: Is Fundraising Taxing You?

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
9:00 am to 10:30 am

Fundraisers Forum is a free professional development and network-building... More >

Panel | Discussion

Segregation and Immigration in Chicago Art

Thursday, December 13, 2018
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Hear Dr. Deborah Dash Moore and Maudlyne Ihejirika discuss issues of... More >

Art Talk

Between the World Wars: Jewish and African American Art in Chicago

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

In conjunction with the exhibition Todros Geller: Strange Worlds,... More >

Program Series

One Book | One Community Programs and Events

Sunday, November 18, 2018
10:30 am to Monday, November 19, 2018 8:30 pm

"Memento Park" by Mark Sarvas is 2018's Jewish Book Month selection. Enjoy... More >

Art Talk

Gallery Talk with Curator Susan Weininger

Sunday, November 4, 2018
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore the work and contributions of artist Todros Galler in a gallery talk... More >

Special Event

Inauguration of Dr. Dean P. Bell as the 9th President of Spertus Institute

Sunday, October 21, 2018
4:00 pm

The community was invited to view the Inauguration of Dr. Dean P. Bell as... More >

Special Event

Responsibility in a Global Age: Leadership Lessons from a Lifetime

Sunday, October 14, 2018
2:00 pm

Spertus Institute welcomed leading human rights activist Ruth Messinger to... More >

Professional Workshop

Fundraisers Forum: Building Donor Connections Through Multimedia

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
9:00 am

In this professional development and network-building series for those... More >

Opening

Todros Geller: Strange Worlds Opening Reception

Thursday, September 6, 2018
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us for the opening of a new exhibition that showcases more than 30... More >

Degree Program

MA in Jewish Professional Studies — Chicago Cohort Begins

Monday, August 20, 2018

Spertus Institute's MA in Jewish Professional Studies (MAJPS) program... More >

Mini-course

In the Suburbs

Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State

Questions, Explorations, and Implications

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 to Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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

Exhibition

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 >

Performance

Israel: Many Voices

Sunday, May 21, 2017
3:30 pm

Illustrating the varied facets through which members of the Jewish community... More >

Mini-course

In the Suburbs

Jewish-Muslim Relations

Past and Present

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 to Tuesday, March 21, 2017

In this three-part mini-course in Highland Park, esteemed scholar Dr. Jacob... More >

Panel | Discussion

In the Suburbs

Jewish Resilience: Responding to Crisis, Catastrophe, and Change

Thursday, June 2, 2016
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm

[VIDEO] What does Judaism say about responding to crisis —... More >

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