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Chicago Film Premiere of TORN, Directed by Ronit Kertsner


Can a person be Jewish and Catholic at the same time? TORN sensitively documents the struggle of Father Romuald Waszinel, a Polish priest whose identity is turned inside out when he learns his parents....
June 24 2012
2:00 PM - 3:30 pm
610 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Chicagoland
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A Menorah, Mezuzah and More: Shop, Learn, Enjoy


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. ....
June 20 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
610 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Chicagoland
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Music and Memory


A number of prominent musicians had their lives cut short during the Holocaust. Among them was Viktor Ullmann, a popular and influential Czech composer of Jewish heritage whose work has rarely been....
April 19 2012
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
610 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Chicagoland
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Delectable Passover


Join Chef Laura Frankel for a pre-Passover cooking demonstration designed to make this Passover deliciously different from all others.
March 19 2012
6:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Bernard Horwich JCC 3003 W. Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
Chicagoland
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Intertwined Indentities: Music of Morocco's Jews


Join Moroccan music expert Vanessa Paloma for a journey into a poetic and multifaceted world.
March 18 2012
02:00 pm - 03:30 PM
610 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Chicagoland
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Chicago Premiere of Women Unchained


Women Unchained is an important new film, narrated by actress Mayim Bialik (Blossom, The Big Bang Theory), that documents the experiences of modern-day agunot, women whose husbands refuse to grant....
March 11 2012
02:00 pm - 03:30 PM
610 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Chicagoland
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The State of American Jewish Belief Revisited


Recent studies point to declining synagogue membership and denominational identification as signs of crisis in American Judaism. This symposium focuses attention on theological dimensions of the....
March 04 2012
12:00 pm - 6:00 PM
610 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Chicagoland
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Moment Magazine Memoir Awards with Shalom Auslander


Spertus is very pleased to partner with Moment magazine and writer Shalom Auslander for the award ceremony of Moment’s memoir writing contest. ....
February 12 2012
02:00 pm -
610 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Chicagoland
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Mah Jongg Mania


Since the 1920s, the game of mah jongg has ignited the American imagination with its beautiful tiles, mythical origins, and communal spirit. Celebrate Chinese New Year with an exploration of how the....
January 23 2012
6:30 PM -
610 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Chicagoland
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One Book | One Community


In celebration of Jewish Book Month, Spertus presents a series of programs and events — all related to Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum's remarkable debut novel A DAY OF SMALL BEGINNINGS — in locations across....
November 13 2011 - December 04 2011
02:00 pm - 08:30 PM
610 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605-1901
Chicagoland
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