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Programs & Events



Hearing Windy City’s Blues

Sunday, November 19, 2017
2:00 pm

To kick off this year’s celebration, author Renée Rosen and musicologist... More >


History of the Book

Monday, November 6, 2017
9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Spertus Institute and the Newberry Library presented a jointly organized... More >


Sacred Love: Songs of the Sephardim

Sunday, November 5, 2017
3:00 pm

The Newberry Consort performed music of Renaissance Spain and the Ladino... More >


Ben-Gurion, Epilogue

Chicago Documentary Film Premiere

Monday, October 30, 2017
7:00 pm

David Ben-Gurion's clear voice provides a... More >

Certificate Program

Certificate in Jewish Leadership Cohort Begins

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Beginning in October 2017, the Certificate in Jewish Leadership program will... More >

Master Class

Social Media Boot Camp

Online Master Class

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

In four online sessions, Digital Marketing Strategist Elly Deutch teaches... More >


Turning Points in Zionist History

Sunday, October 22, 2017
9:30 am to 3:30 pm

In a collaboration between Spertus Institute and Indiana University,... More >

Lecture | Discussion

Inaugural Alumni Forum

Thursday, September 14, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

This was first in a series of programs presented by Spertus alumni, in which... More >


Jewish Studies Summer 2017 Onsite Seminar

Sunday, July 16, 2017 to Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Summer Seminar is your passport to learning, whether you are beginning a... More >


Israel: Many Voices

Sunday, May 21, 2017
3:30 pm

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

Lecture | Discussion

Why Do Jews Answer Questions With Questions?

Sunday, May 7, 2017
2:00 pm

Dr. Menahem Blondheim revealed how Jewish discursive styles are unique,... More >


Ben Shahn: If Not Now, When?

Sunday, April 9, 2017 to Sunday, August 27, 2017

The work of Lithuanian-born American artist Ben Shahn was on view in the... More >