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Program Series

Spertus In the Suburbs

The Case of the Missing Kiddush Cup

Expressions of Jewish Culture — Part 3

Thursday, March 31, 2016
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Pioneering professor Dr. Jenna Weissman Joselit led an exploration of the... More >

Program Series

Spertus In the Suburbs

American Synagogues and Jewish Identity

Expressions of Jewish Culture — Part 2

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Renowned art historian and architecture preservationist Dr. Samuel Gruber... More >

Program Series

Spertus In the Suburbs

Jewish Manuscript Illumination

Expressions of Jewish Culture — Part 1

Thursday, March 17, 2016
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Dr. Marc Michael Epstein led attendees on a journey through the luxurious... More >

Lecture | Discussion

The 2016 Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture

Monday, February 22, 2016
7:00 pm

This year's Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture was given by... More >

Author Event

Meet Author Lev Golikin at Spertus Institute

Sunday, December 6, 2015
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

[AUDIO] In his acclaimed memoir "A Backpack, a Bear, and 8... More >

Special Event

How Great Leaders Create Great Places to Work

Sunday, November 1, 2015

This symposium was the inaugural event in Spertus Institute's year-long... More >


Martin Buber: Philosopher of Dialogue

Sunday, October 18, 2015 to Monday, October 19, 2015

[VIDEO] In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Martin... More >


Who Will Lead the Jewish Organizations of Tomorrow?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
11:00 am

Tal Rosen, Director of the Center for Jewish Leadership at Spertus Institute... More >

Special Event

Jewish Community Networking Night

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
5:30 pm

[AUDIO] Once a year, Spertus Institute hosts a gathering... More >

Author Event | Booksigning

Alex’s Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance

Thursday, April 16, 2015
7:00 pm

To mark Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), author Martin Goldsmith... More >

Lecture | Discussion

The Upsurge of Antisemitism and The Future of Jewish Life in Europe

Sunday, March 15, 2015
7:00 pm

[AUDIO] Guests joined us to hear Deidre Berger, Director of... More >

Lecture | Discussion

Our Spiritual Patrimony

A Jewish Perspective on the Transformation of Jewish-Catholic Relations

Monday, March 9, 2015
7:00 pm

Rabbi David Sandmel analyzed the profound impact of Nostra Aetate, as well... More >