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Flashbacks: East German Films on Cold War Screens

Thursday, March 7, 2013
6:00 pm

[AUDIO] Two experts on East German cinema discussed the... More >

Lecture | Discussion

Jews, Catholics, and the American Idea

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
7:00 pm

Guests joined us for the 18th Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture,... More >


Rediscovering Felix Mendelssohn

Presented with WFMT

Sunday, February 10, 2013
9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Guests joined Spertus, WFMT, and conductor Stephen Somary for an exploration... 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 >

Film | Discussion

Incessant Visions

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
6:30 pm

In March 1933, German Jewish architect Erich Mendelsohn, head of Germany’s... More >

Author Event | Booksigning

The Poetry of Kabbalah

Sunday, October 14, 2012
2:00 pm

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


Commencement 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012
4:00 pm

Congratulations to the 2012 graduates of Spertus' Master of Arts in Jewish... More >

Special Event

Spertus In the Suburbs

Greater Chicago Jewish Festival

Sunday, June 10, 2012
11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Festival-goers joined Spertus on Sunday, June 10 at the Greater... More >

Author Event | Booksigning

The Jewish Origins of Cultural Pluralism

Sunday, May 6, 2012
2:00 pm

[AUDIO] Guests heard historian Dr. Daniel Greene speak... 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 >


Intertwined Identities

Music of Northern Morocco's Jews

Sunday, March 18, 2012
2:00 pm

[AUDIO] Guests joined Moroccan music expert Vanessa Paloma... More >