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Lecture Series

One Book | One Community: The Middlesteins

Thursday, October 17, 2013 to Monday, November 11, 2013

[AUDIO] The selection for... More >

Author Event | Booksigning

Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace

Thursday, May 2, 2013
7:00 pm

[AUDIO] Attendees heard Dr. Melissa R. Klapper, director of... More >

Author Event | Booksigning

Jonathan Safran Foer on Judaism, Writing, and Inspiration

Sunday, January 13, 2013
2:00 pm

Attendees heard Jonathan Safran Foer, award-winning, bestselling author of "... More >

Author Event | Booksigning

The Poetry of Kabbalah

Sunday, October 14, 2012
2:00 pm

[AUDIO] Acclaimed writer Peter Cole joined professor Rachel... More >

Author Event

Etgar Keret

A Conversation and Reading

Thursday, April 26, 2012
6:00 pm

[VIDEO] Guests heard Israeli writer Etgar Keret, a singular... More >


Music and Memory

Piano Sonatas of Viktor Ullmann

Thursday, April 19, 2012
7:00 pm

[AUDIO] In commemoration of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust... More >


Hassidic Courts

Photographs from Israel by Gil Cohen-Magen

Sunday, March 4, 2012 to Sunday, July 8, 2012

[VIDEO] Israeli photographer Gil Cohen-Magen shares work... More >

Author Event | Booksigning

Author Shalom Auslander & Moment Magazine's Memoir Awards

Sunday, February 12, 2012
2:00 pm

[AUDIO] Spertus was very pleased to partner with Moment... More >

Special Event

An Evening with Shalom Auslander

Saturday, February 11, 2012
8:00 pm

[AUDIO] Guests joined us for cocktails, desserts, and a... More >

Lecture | Discussion

Spertus In the Suburbs

North Shore Community Kallah

Community-Wide Adult Jewish Education Program

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
7:00 pm

[AUDIO] In partnership with the North Shore Chavurah of... More >

Lecture | Discussion

Mah Jongg Mania

American Beginnings

Monday, January 23, 2012
6:30 pm

[AUDIO] Since the 1920s, the game of mah jongg has ignited... More >

Lecture | Discussion

The Romance of a People at Chicago’s 1933 World’s Fair

Celebrating Jewry on the International Stage

Saturday, January 21, 2012
7:30 pm

[AUDIO] Visitors took a trip back in time to the... More >