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A Menorah, Mezuzah and More: Shop, Learn, Enjoy
Sponsor Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership
Type of Event Education
Family Education
Description Interfaith couples, newlyweds, brides, and grooms: You are invited to join us for a special event—just for you—at Spertus, Chicago's center for Jewish learning and culture. In Jewish practice, the concept of hiddur mitzvah (beautification of the commandments) is often realized by having and using beautiful objects to observe Jewish holidays and special occasions. Since many of you are newly bringing Judaism into your own homes, our friends at Spertus have offered to share their expertise on the objects that can beautify your own celebrations. Learn about customs associated with Hanukkah menorahs, Seder plates, mezuzot, and more. See how contemporary artists, locally and around the world, are reinterpreting traditional ritual items with exciting new materials and designs. Tours will be offered of the award-winning architecture of the Spertus building. Spertus Kosher Catering (a partnership with Wolfgang Puck) will provide refreshments. And the Spertus Shop will be open until 8 pm. As a welcome from Spertus, you’ll enjoy 10% off any purchases made that evening. Free, but reservations requested. Please email by June 18. See you there! $10 parking available at the Essex Inn, 2 blocks south of Spertus, with Spertus validation
Date/Dates June 20 2012
Times 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cost free
Street Address 610 S Michigan Avenue Google Map
Location Chicago, IL 60605 United States
Contact Information
Contact Name Jamie
Phone Number 312.322.1773
Additional Information
Religion Jewish - Unaffiliated
Audience Adult Children of Interfaith Relationships, Couples, Families, Gay/Lesbian, Grandparents, Men, Parents, Parents of Children in Interfaith Relationships, People of All Faiths
People who are interested in Spirituality, Shabbat and Other Holidays, Hanukkah and Christmas, Passover and Easter, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Interdating, Marriage and Relationships, Interfaith Weddings