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Programs & Events



Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica

Sunday, October 5, 2014 to Sunday, March 8, 2015

Spertus is pleased to present this exhibit of work by local architect and... More >


Spertus Closed for Christmas Holiday

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 to Saturday, December 27, 2014

Spertus will close at 3 pm on Wednesday, December 24 and will reopen... More >


Spertus Closed for New Year's

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 to Saturday, January 3, 2015

Spertus will be closed from 3 pm on Wednesday, December 31 through Saturday... More >

Certificate Program

Certificate in Jewish Arts Education

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Designed to create a dynamic Jewish arts community in Chicago, this six-... More >

Film | Discussion

Fighting Sex Trafficking

The Jewish Community Takes a Stand

Sunday, January 11, 2015
2:00 pm

The Chicago Jewish community presents a special program to raise awareness... More >

Certificate Program

Certificate in Adult Jewish Learning

Thursday, January 22, 2015
9:00 am to 11:00 am

The Certificate in Adult Jewish Learning is designed to provide targeted... More >

Film | Discussion

This Is Your Life Hanna Bloch Kohner

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
7:00 pm

Julie Kohner presents a unique and personal approach to Holocaust education... More >

Film | Discussion

Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem

Chicago Premiere!

Sunday, February 8, 2015
2:00 pm

Portraits of Sholom Aleichem and Theodore Bikel are woven together in this... More >

Online Course

A Biblical Approach to Mental Health

Online Course

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 to Friday, May 15, 2015

This integrative, 12-week, online, continuing education course is offered by... More >

Lecture | Discussion

The Golden Age Shtetl

A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe

Sunday, February 22, 2015
2:00 pm

In his new book, author Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern uses untapped archival... More >


Music in Exile

Sunday, March 1, 2015
2:00 pm

In conjunction with Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of "The Passenger,"... More >


Spring 2015 Onsite Seminar

Sunday, March 8, 2015

This year's Onsite Seminar for students in the Spertus Jewish Studies Master... More >