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10/26/2014

8:45 AM -
3:30 PM
  

Nefesh International Midwest Conference

2nd Annual Nefesh International Midwest Conference. Sunday October 26th 8:40am-3:30pm WiFi Building 8170 McCormick Blvd Internationally acclaimed speakers Dr. Abe Worenklein (Montreal) and Lisa Twerski, LCSW (NY), on issues particular to Orthodox clientele. For Mental Health Professionals, Rabbis, Rebbetzins, school faculties, etc. Includes "Ask the Rav" session with both HaRav Yona Reiss, shlit'a Av Bais Din of cRc and HaRav Daniel Raccah, shlit'a, Senior Rabbi of the Sephardic community. Visit www.nefesh.org for program and CEU info. Breakfast & lunch included. Online Registration strongly recommended.

Location:
8170 McCormick Blvde
Skokie, IL 60076

Contact:
Menucha Feiger Robeson
Phone: 773-807-8920
Email: menucha@hotmail.com

Web Page

10/26/2014

9:00 AM -
5:00 PM
  

Third Annual Children's Coat Drive

We are doing our part to help children stay warm during the harsh Chicagoland winters. No child should be without a winter coat. CBA Sisterhood is collecting new and gently used Children’s Winter Coats, snow-pants, hats, mittens and scarves. Please help us by donating items that you can pass along. They can be dropped off at the synagogue to the blue box in the lobby throughout September and October. E-mail Jodi at Jodi.Weinberg@marriott.com with any questions. All donations will be given to a local school in the area. Thank you for your assistance!

Location:
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Contact:
Rabbi Prass
Phone: 847-383-5017
Email: rabbiprass@congregation-betham.org

Web Page

10/26/2014

9:30 AM -
11:00 AM
  

JJAMZ: Family Concert Series featuring HuMAN_TiM+RoBOT_TiM

HuMan_TiM+RoBOT_TiM have been making music for small humans and threir grown-ups since 2009. HuMan_TiM mostly plays the guitar and sings while RoBOT_TiM mostly pushes buttons and dances. With a little help from some talented friends, they paly family-friendly, indie-rockin, slightly twangy electro-folk music. geared to ages pre-school to 7 years old. Come early at 9:30 am for kid friendly hands on activities outside the theater. Show starts at 10:00 am. Tickets: $10/adult, $5/child (Tickets available at the door)

Location:
Mayer Kaplan JCC
5050 Church
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
Lawrence LeVine
Phone: 847-763-3603
Email: ljlevine@gojcc.org

Web Page

10/26/2014

10:00 AM -
6:00 PM
  

Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Jewish Leadership Center for Jewish Leadership Inaugural Symposium

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership brings together a panel of impressive, innovative leaders from the business world and social sectors to address what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur and what organizations wishing to innovate need to know. Featured Presenter Jon Medved (above) is a serial entrepreneur and high tech venture capitalist. He is currently the founder/CEO of OurCrowd, a crowdfunding platform for Israeli startups that, according to Forbes, is “one of the largest crowdfunding organizations on the planet. https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=23f4b7cb20a751a3d83737e5c30a0c20

Location:
610 S Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

Contact:
Nicholas Sagan
Phone: 312-322-1773
Email: nsagan@spertus.edu

Web Page

10/26/2014

10:15 AM -
11:15 AM
  

Music Together - October 26

Music Together engages parent/caregiver and child through singing, moving, chanting, listening, watching, and exploring musical instruments. Classes are taught by Harmonious Horizon’s, Music Together. This class follows the recommendations of child development researchers. Recommended for ages 0–5 years w/adult. 10 week session, Sundays Sept. 14 - Nov. 16. Cost: $190 for the first child • $80 for each sibling.

Location:
Bernard Weinger JCC
300 Revere Dr.
Northbrook, IL 60062

Contact:
Marnie Kalfen
Phone: 224-406-9205
Email: mkalfen@gojcc.org

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10/26/2014

10:15 AM -
12:00 PM
  

Maggie Anton

West Suburban Temple Har Zion will welcome Maggie Anton, the award-winning author of historical fiction series “Rashi’s Daughters,” introducing her most recent book, "Enchantress" on October 26. Her discussion will cover the research behind Enchantress, the Talmud, ancient Jewish magic, and women’s roles. The brunch will be held on Sunday, 10/26, at 10:15am. Tickets are $10 and reservations by October 20th are required. Books will be available to be signed by the author. Please contact the Temple office at 708/366-9000 or office@wsthz.org.

Location:
West Suburban Temple
1040 N. Harlem Ave
Oak Park, IL 60305

Contact:
Joy
Phone: 708-366-9000
Email: jzucker@wsthz.org

Web Page

10/26/2014

10:30 AM -
11:30 AM
  

Adult Education: Messengers of God

In this class we will explore an overview of the life and teachings of some of the greatest teachers and figures in Jewish Tradition. This class will be taught by Rabbi Bellows. Please RSVP by calling Lynne at the synagogue (847) 383-5017.

Location:
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Contact:
Rabbi Prass
Phone: 847-383-5017
Email: rabbiprass@congregation-betham.org

Web Page

10/26/2014

12:00 PM -
3:00 PM
  

Chicago Walk4Friendship - October 26

Chicago Walk 4 Friendship brings together the community to raise funds for Friendship Circle to provide friendship for individuals with special needs. Free fun for the entire family.

Location:
1150 Sanders Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062

Contact:
Zelik Moscowitz
Phone: 847-943-9770
Email: zelik@fcil.org

Web Page

10/26/2014

2:00 PM -
4:00 PM
  

An Afternoon with "Rashi's Daughters" Author Maggie Anton

In celebration of her new novel, Enchantress, the Spertus Shopwelcomes Maggie Anton. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the celebrated author of the Rashi’s Daughters and Rav Hisda’s Daughters series. All of Ms. Anton’s books will be available for sale and signing. RSVP: http://www.jotformpro.com/Spertus/maggie-anton-rsvp

Location:
610 S Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

Contact:
Nicholas Sagan
Phone: 312-322-1773
Email: nsagan@spertus.edu

Web Page

10/26/2014

2:00 PM -
3:30 PM
  

Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois(1)

A panel of Chicago-area residents who wrote chapters in the book Out of Chaos: Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust will speak at the Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. The presentation, led by JGSI member Walter Reed, who was a hidden child and contributed a chapter in the book, will begin at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Rd., Northbrook, Ill.

Location:
Temple Beth El
3610 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062

Contact:
Sandra Kiferbaum
Phone: 312-666-0100
Email: events@jgsi.org

Web Page

10/26/2014

2:30 PM -
5:30 PM
  

Sibshops for Children Ages 6 - 12(1)

Sibshops for Children Ages 6-12. Sundays, 10/26, 11/23 & 12/14. 2:30 to 5:30 pm. Brothers and sisters of children with special needs have an opportunity to meet other siblings in a relaxed, supportive and recreational setting. They can discuss their common joys and concerns, learn how to handle everyday situations and have fun! $30 per session fee. JCFS, 255 Revere Drive, Suite 200, Northbrook. Contact Becky Wolf, LSW, 773.467.3727, BeckyWolf@jcfs.org

Location:
255 Revere Drive. Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062

Contact:
Becky Wolf, LSW
Phone: 773-467-3727
Email: BeckyWolf@jcfs.org

Web Page

10/26/2014

3:00 PM -
6:00 PM
  

Shadow Town II: The JOHNS October 23-26 at Mayer Kaplan Theatre in Skokie

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Chicago North Shore section will sponsor the second weekend of Her Story Theater’s Shadow Town II: The JOHNS, written and directed by Mary Bonnett, October 23-26 at the Mayer Kaplan Theatre, Skokie, IL. Following the 2013 highly-acclaimed play Shadow Town based on sex trafficking of girls in the Chicagoland area, Bonnett creates the second half of story—the ‘demand’ side of the sex trade and its impact on the purchasers, their families and the sex trafficked girls. The play opens October 16 and runs through November 23, 2014. Special reception after Oct 26th performance.

Location:
5050 Church St
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
julie newman
Phone: 847-559-1642
Email: julie@ncjwcns.org

Web Page

10/26/2014

3:00 PM -
4:30 PM
  

Friends in Harmony: A Neighborhood Concert

3. Congregation Beth Shalom presents Friends in Harmony: A Neighborhood Concert featuring Cantor Steve Stoehr, Cantor Jen Frost and Cantor Stewart Figa (16th Annual Helene Hoffman Memorial Cantorial Concert). Sunday, October 26, 3:00 PM, 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, IL. Benefiting Chai Lifeline of Chicago. Tickets: $25, Call 847-498-4100 for tickets.

Location:
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062

Contact:
Eli Castellano
Phone: 847-498-4100
Email: ecastellano@bethshalomnb.org

Web Page

10/26/2014

5:30 PM -
9:00 PM
  

Unite the Fight Annual Benefit

Hadassah Chicago-North Shore Chapter 2014 Annual Benefit: Unite the Fight; supporting the research and treatment of breast and prostate cancers at Hadassah Medical Organiztion. Featuring Dr. Michal Lotem, Director of the Center for Melanoma and Cancer Immunotherapy at Hadassah's Sharett Institute of Oncology; also featuring comedian Mark Schiff, renowed entertainer as seen on The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman and HBO. Tickets: $150 each. For tickets or information call 847-205-1900 or chicago-northshore@hadassah.org

Location:
Westin Chicago North Shore
601 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Wheeling, IL 60090

Contact:
Ronna Ash
Phone: 847-251-1900
Email: ronna.ash@hadassah.org

Web Page

10/26/2014

5:45 PM -
7:30 PM
  

2nd Fridays - October

Take a deep breath! Fridays at JCC help you unwind from your week with family fun. Enjoy songs, stories, candle lighting, grape juice and yummy challah (bread) as we celebrate Shabbat together. We’ll provide dinner and dessert while you enjoy special time with your family. In October, we will have crafts, yoga, time in the Sukkah and more family fun! Everyone is welcome… we love making new friends! Shabbat Shalom!

Location:
Bernard Weinger JCC
300 Revere Dr.
Northbrook, IL 60062

Contact:
Lawrence Levine
Phone: 847-763-3603
Email: ljlevine@gojcc.org

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10/26/2014

7:00 PM -
9:00 PM
  

Motl der Operator (1939, Yiddish language film with subtitles)

The fourth film in the "Schmaltzywood" series stars Chaim Tauber in the tragic story of Motl, a disillusioned New York sweatshop worker who leads his co-workers in a strike and ends up destitute. The National Center for Jewish Film notes, "the film survives as an important historical document highlighting the hardships of the Jewish immigrant experience in America." Admission is free. Film restoration & new English subtitles by The National Center for Jewish Film, www.jewishfilm.org.

Location:
University of Chicago Max Palevsky Cinema
1212 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Contact:
Nancy Pardee
Phone: 773-702-7108
Email: npardee@uchicago.edu

Web Page

10/27/2014

  

Shadow Town II: The JOHNS at Mayer Kaplan Theatre in Skokie

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Chicago North Shore section is sponsoring Her Story Theater’s Shadow Town II: The JOHNS, written and directed by Mary Bonnett at the Mayer Kaplan Theatre, Skokie, IL. Following the 2013 highly-acclaimed play Shadow Town based on sex trafficking of girls in the Chicagoland area, Bonnett creates the second half of story—the ‘demand’ side of the sex trade and its impact on the purchasers, their families and the sex trafficked girls. The play opens October 16 and runs through November 23, 2014. See website for information on special reception after Oct 26th performance.

Location:
5050 Church St
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
julie newman
Phone: 847-853-8889
Email: julie@ncjwcns.org

Web Page

10/27/2014

  

Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership is pleased to present a selection of Jewish ceremonial objects (Judaica) for the home and community by local architect and designer Amy Reichert. Amy Reichert has been creating Judaica since 1995, when she was inspired to create a Passover seder plate for a competition funded by Philip and Sylvia Spertus (the son and daughter-in-law of Herman Spertus, one of the brothers for whom Spertus Institute is named). First floor vestibule gallery. Admission is free.

Location:
610 S Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

Contact:
Nicholas Sagan
Phone: 312-322-1773
Email: nsagan@spertus.edu

Web Page

10/27/2014

9:00 AM -
5:00 PM
  

Third Annual Children's Coat Drive

We are doing our part to help children stay warm during the harsh Chicagoland winters. No child should be without a winter coat. CBA Sisterhood is collecting new and gently used Children’s Winter Coats, snow-pants, hats, mittens and scarves. Please help us by donating items that you can pass along. They can be dropped off at the synagogue to the blue box in the lobby throughout September and October. E-mail Jodi at Jodi.Weinberg@marriott.com with any questions. All donations will be given to a local school in the area. Thank you for your assistance!

Location:
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Contact:
Rabbi Prass
Phone: 847-383-5017
Email: rabbiprass@congregation-betham.org

Web Page

10/27/2014

12:00 PM -
1:15 PM
  

Lunch & Learn

Bring your lunch and join Rabbi Pivo for a discussion of current events and Jewish ethics in the modern world. We'll talk about a little bit of this and a little bit of that as we look at what's happening in around the Jewish world.

Location:
Rte. 83 & Aptakisic
Sunset Foods
Long Grove, IL 60047

Contact:
Audrey Taxer
Phone: 847-506-9043
Email: abethjudeapublicity@gmail.com

Web Page

10/27/2014

6:00 PM -
8:00 PM
  

Class of 2014 Networking Happy Hour

Meet other recent Jewish graduates from around the country who are living in Chicago at the Class of 2014 Networking Happy Hour on Monday October 27th from 6 PM- 8PM at Municipal Bar (216 W. Ohio Street). Learn about how you can get involved in Chicago’s Jewish community through networking, volunteering, leadership development, social events, sports leagues, and more. The cost to attend is $10 and includes one drink ticket. For more information contact Sammi Cutler at samanthacutler@juf.org or 312-357-4880

Location:
Municipal Bar
216 W. Ohio St
Chicago, IL 60654

Contact:
Sammi Cutler
Phone: 312-357-4880
Email: Samanthacutler@juf.org

Register Online

10/27/2014

7:00 PM -
8:30 PM
  

Say It In Hebrew - Chicago's Premier Hebrew Ulpan (Skokie evening session)

SAY IT IN HEBREW! Chicago's premier Hebrew Ulpan for adults. Learn to speak Hebrew or improve upon the Hebrew you already know. No experience necessary. Fun classes in multiple locations at multiple times.

Location:
Mayer Kaplan JCC
5050 Church St..
Skokie, IL

Contact:
Abby Ashkenazi
Phone: 847-763-3627
Email: aashkenazi@gojcc.org

Web Page | Register Online

10/28/2014

  

Shadow Town II: The JOHNS at Mayer Kaplan Theatre in Skokie

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Chicago North Shore section is sponsoring Her Story Theater’s Shadow Town II: The JOHNS, written and directed by Mary Bonnett at the Mayer Kaplan Theatre, Skokie, IL. Following the 2013 highly-acclaimed play Shadow Town based on sex trafficking of girls in the Chicagoland area, Bonnett creates the second half of story—the ‘demand’ side of the sex trade and its impact on the purchasers, their families and the sex trafficked girls. The play opens October 16 and runs through November 23, 2014. See website for information on special reception after Oct 26th performance.

Location:
5050 Church St
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
julie newman
Phone: 847-853-8889
Email: julie@ncjwcns.org

Web Page

10/28/2014

  

Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership is pleased to present a selection of Jewish ceremonial objects (Judaica) for the home and community by local architect and designer Amy Reichert. Amy Reichert has been creating Judaica since 1995, when she was inspired to create a Passover seder plate for a competition funded by Philip and Sylvia Spertus (the son and daughter-in-law of Herman Spertus, one of the brothers for whom Spertus Institute is named). First floor vestibule gallery. Admission is free.

Location:
610 S Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

Contact:
Nicholas Sagan
Phone: 312-322-1773
Email: nsagan@spertus.edu

Web Page

10/28/2014

9:00 AM -
5:00 PM
  

Third Annual Children's Coat Drive

We are doing our part to help children stay warm during the harsh Chicagoland winters. No child should be without a winter coat. CBA Sisterhood is collecting new and gently used Children’s Winter Coats, snow-pants, hats, mittens and scarves. Please help us by donating items that you can pass along. They can be dropped off at the synagogue to the blue box in the lobby throughout September and October. E-mail Jodi at Jodi.Weinberg@marriott.com with any questions. All donations will be given to a local school in the area. Thank you for your assistance!

Location:
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Contact:
Rabbi Prass
Phone: 847-383-5017
Email: rabbiprass@congregation-betham.org

Web Page

10/28/2014

9:15 AM -
10:00 AM
  

Ani B'Gani - Fall Session

Hillel Torah's Early Childhood is excited to continue its Hebrew Immersion class אני בגני “Ani B’Gani” for toddlers and their caregivers (ages 18 months - 3 years) featuring stories, songs and games B’Ivrit. Come join us for our Fall session. For more information and to reserve your spot in this unique program, led by Morah Sarit Miller, please contact Ilene Cutler at 847-677-1021 or htearlychildhood@hilleltorah.org

Location:
Hillel Torah Day School
8825 N East Prairie
Skokie, IL 60076

Contact:
Margot Parnass
Phone: 847-674-6533
Email: margot.parnass@hilleltorah.org

Web Page

10/28/2014

5:30 PM -
9:00 PM
  

2015 Vanguard Dinner

An evening with the Honorable SHIMON PERES. President of the State of Israel, 2007–2014 and Prime Minister of the State of Israel, 1984–1986 and 1995–1996.  Couvert $100 per person. Attendance at this event requires a minimum contribution of $5,000 to the 2015 Jewish United Fund Annual Campaign.

Location:
720 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

Contact:
Robyn Brenner
Phone: 312-357-4961
Email: RobynBrenner@juf.org

Web Page

10/28/2014

5:30 PM -
8:00 PM
  

Social Media: Best Friend or Worst Enemy?

Learn how top hiring managers, recruiters and acquisition teams use social media to vet candidates for employment. Discover how your profile and content can either get you the job or kill your chances. Find out where HR is searching: are you visible on Google, and active on Face Book, LinkedIn and Twitter

Location:
Harold Washington Library, Pritzker Auditorium
400 S. State Street, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
Chicago, IL 60604

Contact:
Kathy Zook
Phone: 312-673-3464
Email: kathyzook@jvschicago.org

Web Page

10/28/2014

7:00 PM -
8:30 PM
  

Say It In Hebrew - Chicago's Premier Hebrew Ulpan (Chi evening session)

SAY IT IN HEBREW! Chicago's premier Hebrew Ulpan for adults. Learn to speak Hebrew or improve upon the Hebrew you already know. No experience necessary. Fun classes in multiple locations at multiple times.

Location:
Florence G. Heller JCC
524 W. Melrose St.
Chicago, IL

Contact:
Abby Ashkenazi
Phone: 847-763-3627
Email: aashkenazi@gojcc.org

Web Page | Register Online

10/29/2014

  

Shadow Town II: The JOHNS at Mayer Kaplan Theatre in Skokie

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Chicago North Shore section is sponsoring Her Story Theater’s Shadow Town II: The JOHNS, written and directed by Mary Bonnett at the Mayer Kaplan Theatre, Skokie, IL. Following the 2013 highly-acclaimed play Shadow Town based on sex trafficking of girls in the Chicagoland area, Bonnett creates the second half of story—the ‘demand’ side of the sex trade and its impact on the purchasers, their families and the sex trafficked girls. The play opens October 16 and runs through November 23, 2014. See website for information on special reception after Oct 26th performance.

Location:
5050 Church St
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
julie newman
Phone: 847-853-8889
Email: julie@ncjwcns.org

Web Page

10/29/2014

  

Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership is pleased to present a selection of Jewish ceremonial objects (Judaica) for the home and community by local architect and designer Amy Reichert. Amy Reichert has been creating Judaica since 1995, when she was inspired to create a Passover seder plate for a competition funded by Philip and Sylvia Spertus (the son and daughter-in-law of Herman Spertus, one of the brothers for whom Spertus Institute is named). First floor vestibule gallery. Admission is free.

Location:
610 S Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

Contact:
Nicholas Sagan
Phone: 312-322-1773
Email: nsagan@spertus.edu

Web Page

10/29/2014

9:00 AM -
5:00 PM
  

Third Annual Children's Coat Drive

We are doing our part to help children stay warm during the harsh Chicagoland winters. No child should be without a winter coat. CBA Sisterhood is collecting new and gently used Children’s Winter Coats, snow-pants, hats, mittens and scarves. Please help us by donating items that you can pass along. They can be dropped off at the synagogue to the blue box in the lobby throughout September and October. E-mail Jodi at Jodi.Weinberg@marriott.com with any questions. All donations will be given to a local school in the area. Thank you for your assistance!

Location:
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Contact:
Rabbi Prass
Phone: 847-383-5017
Email: rabbiprass@congregation-betham.org

Web Page

10/29/2014

10:00 AM -
10:45 AM
  

Tell Me A Story

FREE Story Time. Give your child a head start through this program packed with great stories, puppets, flannel boards, music and rhymes. Share story time together and build early literacy skills including listening, building vocabulary, sequencing and more! 18 mos. – 3 years old (with a parent or caregiver)

Location:
JCC at Am Shalom
840 Vernon
Glencoe, IL 60022

Contact:
Nancy Kesselman
Phone: 847-835-0008
Email: nkesselman@gojcc.org

Web Page

10/29/2014

5:30 PM -
8:00 PM
  

AJC Oxi Day Event

AJC's Oxi Day Event - more details to come!

Location:
TBD
Chicago, IL 60603

Contact:
Amy Stoken
Phone: 312-646-6116
Email: stokenA@ajc.org

10/29/2014

7:00 PM -
8:30 PM
  

Rabbi David Fohrman

Please join the Torah Learning Center of Northbrook as we welcome Rabbi David Fohrman, internationally renowned author and speaker, for our second annual Sally Oberlander Memorial Lecture. Rabbi Fohrman will be speaking about "Eishet Chayil: A Surprising New Take on an Ancient Idea". Wednesday, October 29th at 7pm at Chabad/DNG, 2095 Landwehr Rd, Northbrook. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. $5 students. Go to tlcnb.com or call 847-272-7255 to purchase tickets or for more information.

Location:
Chabad/DNG
2095 Landwehr Rd.
Northbrook, IL 60062

Contact:
Ali Rosenthal
Phone: 847-272-7255
Email: info@torahlearningcenter.com

Web Page

10/29/2014

7:00 PM -
9:00 PM
  

Adult Programming Presents Documentary Movie Series - "Shanghai Ghetto"

Movie begins at 7:00 Cost: $5 members $8 non-members Please RSVP by calling Lynne at the synagogue office (847-383-5017). We will be watching "Shanghai Ghetto"

Location:
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Contact:
Rabbi Prass
Phone: 847-383-5017
Email: rabbiprass@congregation-betham.org

Web Page

10/29/2014

7:30 PM -
9:00 PM
  

Hate Crimes: Criminal and Civil Remedies, and the Effects on Targeted Communities

Speakers are Judge Renee Goldfarb, State Representative Kelly Cassidy, Betsy Shuman-Moore (Director of Fair Housing and Hate Crime Projects for the Chicago Committee of Lawyers for Civil Rights Under Law), and Arnold Romeo (Chicago Commission on Human Relations). The program, co-sponsored by Ezra Habonim/Niles Township Jewish Congregation and held at the synagogue at 4500 Dempster, Skokie, is free of charge and open to the public. Attorneys will earn 1.5 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credits.

Location:
Ezra Habonim/Niles Township Jewish Congregation
4500 Dempster
Skokie, IL 60076

Contact:
Aviva Patt
Phone: 312-263-6493
Email: decaloguesociety@gmail.com

Web Page

10/29/2014

7:45 PM -
9:00 PM
  

Estate Planning Seminar

Did you know that if you don't plan who will take care of your healthand financial affairs and receive your property, the government will make a plan for you? Estate planning can bring you and your loved ones peace of mind. Facing our own mortality can be scary, but the estate planning process need not be. Join us to learn more about the reasons to create an estate plan, typical planning techniques (including wills, living trusts, and powers of attorney), and the basics of estate tax planning. Presenter: Denise R. Kaplan, Attorney at Law, Rivkin & Rivkin, LLC Cost: Minimum Donation $5.00

Location:
Rte. 83 & Hill Top Road
Long Grove, IL 60047

Contact:
Audrey Taxer
Phone: 847-506-9043
Email: abethjudeapublicity@gmail.com

Web Page

10/30/2014

  

Shadow Town II: The JOHNS at Mayer Kaplan Theatre in Skokie

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Chicago North Shore section is sponsoring Her Story Theater’s Shadow Town II: The JOHNS, written and directed by Mary Bonnett at the Mayer Kaplan Theatre, Skokie, IL. Following the 2013 highly-acclaimed play Shadow Town based on sex trafficking of girls in the Chicagoland area, Bonnett creates the second half of story—the ‘demand’ side of the sex trade and its impact on the purchasers, their families and the sex trafficked girls. The play opens October 16 and runs through November 23, 2014. See website for information on special reception after Oct 26th performance.

Location:
5050 Church St
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
julie newman
Phone: 847-853-8889
Email: julie@ncjwcns.org

Web Page

10/30/2014

  

Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership is pleased to present a selection of Jewish ceremonial objects (Judaica) for the home and community by local architect and designer Amy Reichert. Amy Reichert has been creating Judaica since 1995, when she was inspired to create a Passover seder plate for a competition funded by Philip and Sylvia Spertus (the son and daughter-in-law of Herman Spertus, one of the brothers for whom Spertus Institute is named). First floor vestibule gallery. Admission is free.

Location:
610 S Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

Contact:
Nicholas Sagan
Phone: 312-322-1773
Email: nsagan@spertus.edu

Web Page

10/30/2014

9:00 AM -
5:00 PM
  

Third Annual Children's Coat Drive

We are doing our part to help children stay warm during the harsh Chicagoland winters. No child should be without a winter coat. CBA Sisterhood is collecting new and gently used Children’s Winter Coats, snow-pants, hats, mittens and scarves. Please help us by donating items that you can pass along. They can be dropped off at the synagogue to the blue box in the lobby throughout September and October. E-mail Jodi at Jodi.Weinberg@marriott.com with any questions. All donations will be given to a local school in the area. Thank you for your assistance!

Location:
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Contact:
Rabbi Prass
Phone: 847-383-5017
Email: rabbiprass@congregation-betham.org

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10/30/2014

10:00 AM -
11:30 AM
  

Say It In Hebrew - Chicago's Premier Hebrew Ulpan (NB morning session)

SAY IT IN HEBREW! Chicago's premier Hebrew Ulpan for adults. Learn to speak Hebrew or improve upon the Hebrew you already know. No experience necessary. Fun classes in multiple locations at multiple times.

Location:
Bernard Weinger JCC
300 Revere Dr.
Northbrook, IL 60062

Contact:
Abby Ashkenazi
Phone: 847-763-3627
Email: aashkenazi@gojcc.org

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10/30/2014

11:00 AM -
12:00 PM
  

LEAP into Shabbat

CJDS is excited to launch its first tot Shabbat program where children ages 0-3 and their parents have an opportunity to learn about and celebrate Shabbat. Each week you and your child will experience different activities related to Shabbat, and you will take a piece of the workshop home with you. Sing about, decorate, and take home your very own toolbox of Shabbat Judaica, which will enhance your family’s Shabbat experience. Our program will run for six weeks on Thursdays from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at CJDS starting October 30th. LEAP into Shabbat is only $75 for one child and $110 for two children for all 6 sessions. RSVP to Abbe Vallen at cjdsRSVP@chicagojewishdayschool.org or 773-271-2700.

Location:
5959 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660

Contact:
Cortney Stark Cope
Phone: 773-271-2700
Email: cstarkcope@chicagojewishdayschool.org

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10/30/2014

6:00 PM -
9:00 PM
  

Jewish Judges Association 12th Annual Awards Dinner & Installation

Honorees: Justice Stuart E. Palmer, Honorable Seymour Simon Justice Award; Judge William D. Maddux; Lifetime Achievement Award. 6:00pm Reception, 7:00pm Dinner. $125/pp; $1250/table RSVP: 312-593-8953 by October 21.

Location:
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E Wacker
Chicago, IL 60601

Contact:
Justice Robert Gordon
Phone: 312-593-8953
Email: BobGordon9@aol.com

10/30/2014

6:00 PM -
8:30 PM
  

Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations

In this four-session master class, Dr. Laura Mannion introduces the knowledge and skills necessary for your nonprofit organization to fundraise successfully. She will discuss how to balance a variety of funding streams to ensure cash flow and avoid over-reliance on any one source. She will take participants through the development, implementation, and management of a fundraising plan, including how to involve staff and trustees. This 4-session master class begins Thursday, October 30. Following classes meet November 6, 13, and 20. All sessions take place from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. $199 | $169 for Spertus members, students, and alumni https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=116934d464cea480fe06f255196a3595

Location:
610 S Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

Contact:
Nicholas Sagan
Phone: 312-322-1773
Email: nsagan@spertus.edu

Web Page

10/30/2014

7:00 PM -
8:30 PM
  

Say It In Hebrew - Chicago's Premier Hebrew Ulpan (NB evening session)

SAY IT IN HEBREW! Chicago's premier Hebrew Ulpan for adults. Learn to speak Hebrew or improve upon the Hebrew you already know. No experience necessary. Fun classes in multiple locations at multiple times.

Location:
Bernard Weinger JCC
300 Revere Dr.
Northbrook, IL 60062

Contact:
Abby Ashkenazi
Phone: 847-763-3627
Email: aashkenazi@gojcc.org

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10/30/2014

7:15 PM -
8:45 PM
  

Temple Chai Brotherhood presents Dann Gire

All are welcome to come hear Daily Herald Film Critic, President and Founder of the Chicago Film Critics Association, Dann Gire. Gire has won the prestigious Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism in Arts Criticism eight times. He has also won awards from the Association of Sunday and Feature Editors, the Associated Press, and other journalism organizations. Gire teamed up in 2006 with James Bond 007 novelist Raymond Benson to create "Dann and Raymond's Movie Club," a popular, traveling monthly film lecture/discussion series in Chicago's Northwest suburbs. A nosh will be provided before the presentation. RSVP (so we know to expect you) to: chaiguysbrotherhood@gmail.com

Location:
1670 Checker Road
Long Grove, IL 60047

Contact:
Dave Kogan
Phone: 847-347-6045
Email: chaiguysbrotherhood@gmail.com

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10/31/2014

  

Shadow Town II: The JOHNS at Mayer Kaplan Theatre in Skokie

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Chicago North Shore section is sponsoring Her Story Theater’s Shadow Town II: The JOHNS, written and directed by Mary Bonnett at the Mayer Kaplan Theatre, Skokie, IL. Following the 2013 highly-acclaimed play Shadow Town based on sex trafficking of girls in the Chicagoland area, Bonnett creates the second half of story—the ‘demand’ side of the sex trade and its impact on the purchasers, their families and the sex trafficked girls. The play opens October 16 and runs through November 23, 2014. See website for information on special reception after Oct 26th performance.

Location:
5050 Church St
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
julie newman
Phone: 847-853-8889
Email: julie@ncjwcns.org

Web Page

10/31/2014

  

Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership is pleased to present a selection of Jewish ceremonial objects (Judaica) for the home and community by local architect and designer Amy Reichert. Amy Reichert has been creating Judaica since 1995, when she was inspired to create a Passover seder plate for a competition funded by Philip and Sylvia Spertus (the son and daughter-in-law of Herman Spertus, one of the brothers for whom Spertus Institute is named). First floor vestibule gallery. Admission is free.

Location:
610 S Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

Contact:
Nicholas Sagan
Phone: 312-322-1773
Email: nsagan@spertus.edu

Web Page

11/1/2014

  

Shadow Town II: The JOHNS at Mayer Kaplan Theatre in Skokie

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Chicago North Shore section is sponsoring Her Story Theater’s Shadow Town II: The JOHNS, written and directed by Mary Bonnett at the Mayer Kaplan Theatre, Skokie, IL. Following the 2013 highly-acclaimed play Shadow Town based on sex trafficking of girls in the Chicagoland area, Bonnett creates the second half of story—the ‘demand’ side of the sex trade and its impact on the purchasers, their families and the sex trafficked girls. The play opens October 16 and runs through November 23, 2014. See website for information on special reception after Oct 26th performance.

Location:
5050 Church St
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
julie newman
Phone: 847-853-8889
Email: julie@ncjwcns.org

Web Page

11/1/2014

  

Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership is pleased to present a selection of Jewish ceremonial objects (Judaica) for the home and community by local architect and designer Amy Reichert. Amy Reichert has been creating Judaica since 1995, when she was inspired to create a Passover seder plate for a competition funded by Philip and Sylvia Spertus (the son and daughter-in-law of Herman Spertus, one of the brothers for whom Spertus Institute is named). First floor vestibule gallery. Admission is free.

Location:
610 S Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

Contact:
Nicholas Sagan
Phone: 312-322-1773
Email: nsagan@spertus.edu

Web Page

11/1/2014

10:00 AM -
11:00 AM
  

Shalom Shabbat (Fall)

The well-loved Shabbat morning service for children 4 and under and their parents. Singing, dancing with the Torah, great stories, and Kiddush. Kiddush Lunch always follows a little after noon. Stay and hang out.

Location:
Anshe Emet Synagogue
3751 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60613

Contact:
Maxine Handelman
Phone: 773-868-5152
Email: sigal@aol.com

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11/1/2014

10:00 AM -
5:00 PM
  

Bank of America’s Museums on Us Program

Visitors who present a valid Bank of America/Merrill Lynch ATM, credit, or debit card, along with photo identification, will receive free admission on the first full weekend of the month. Admission benefits are only valid for the cardholder.

Location:
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
Amanda Berrios
Phone: 847-967-4835
Email: amanda.berrios@ilhmec.org

Web Page

11/1/2014

10:00 AM -
5:00 PM
  

New Weekend Hours at the Illinois Holocaust Museum - Nov 1

Beginning November 1, 2014, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s will have extended hours on Saturdays and Sundays. The new Museum weekend hours are 10 AM – 5 PM.

Location:
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
Amanda Berrios
Phone: 847-967-4835
Email: amanda.berrios@ilhmec.org

Web Page

11/1/2014

10:30 AM -
12:00 PM
  

Parent-Tot Shabbat - November

Bring your kids and grandkids (ages 0-6) for this Congregation Beth Shalom tradition, brought up to date with musical instruments. Sing and dance and join the Torah parade. Listen to a story while you eat your Kiddush snack.

Location:
Congregation Beth Shalom
3433 Walters Ave.
Northbrook, IL 60062

Contact:
David Barany
Phone: 847-498-4100
Email: DBarany@BethShalomNB.org

Web Page

11/1/2014

7:30 PM -
9:30 PM
  

David Broza in Concert

Oak Park Temple announces David Broza in Concert to kick off its 150th Anniversary celebration. This one-night-only concert with the world-renowned Israeli recording artist will be held at Oak Park Temple, 1235 N Harlem Ave in Oak Park. The concert is open to the public. Israeli recording artist David Broza is considered to be among the world’s most dynamic and vibrant singer-songwriters. His energetic performances have spanned worldwide audiences, marked by a fusion of the three countries in which he was raised: Israel, Spain, and England. Broza has filled concert halls with his famous guitar playing, ranging from flamenco flavored rhythmic and percussion techniques, to whirlwind finger picking, to a signature rock and roll sound.

Location:
Oak Park Temple
1235 N. Harlem Ave
Oak Park, IL 60302

Contact:
Cathy Taylor
Phone: 773-564-9564
Email: cathy@cathytaylorpr.com

Web Page

11/2/2014

  

Shadow Town II: The JOHNS at Mayer Kaplan Theatre in Skokie

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Chicago North Shore section is sponsoring Her Story Theater’s Shadow Town II: The JOHNS, written and directed by Mary Bonnett at the Mayer Kaplan Theatre, Skokie, IL. Following the 2013 highly-acclaimed play Shadow Town based on sex trafficking of girls in the Chicagoland area, Bonnett creates the second half of story—the ‘demand’ side of the sex trade and its impact on the purchasers, their families and the sex trafficked girls. The play opens October 16 and runs through November 23, 2014. See website for information on special reception after Oct 26th performance.

Location:
5050 Church St
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
julie newman
Phone: 847-853-8889
Email: julie@ncjwcns.org

Web Page

11/2/2014

  

Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership is pleased to present a selection of Jewish ceremonial objects (Judaica) for the home and community by local architect and designer Amy Reichert. Amy Reichert has been creating Judaica since 1995, when she was inspired to create a Passover seder plate for a competition funded by Philip and Sylvia Spertus (the son and daughter-in-law of Herman Spertus, one of the brothers for whom Spertus Institute is named). First floor vestibule gallery. Admission is free.

Location:
610 S Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

Contact:
Nicholas Sagan
Phone: 312-322-1773
Email: nsagan@spertus.edu

Web Page

11/2/2014

7:00 AM -
9:00 AM
  

Kol Nidre (1939, Yiddish language film with subtitles)

"A bissel of this, a bissel of that, Kol Nidre has a little bit of everything, combining family melodrama and romance with popular songs, cantorial music and comic bits in an inventive pastiche of themes and styles" (jewishfilm.org). Husband-and-wife team Leon Liebgold and Lili Liliana, along with comedienne Yetta Zwerling, Motl der Operator's Chaim Tauber, and cantor/entertainer Leibele Waldman, star in a film about a woman torn between two lovers. Fifth in the series "Schmaltzywood." Admission is free. Film restoration & new English subtitles by The National Center for Jewish Film, www.jewishfilm.org

Location:
University of Chicago Max Palevsky Cinema
1212 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Contact:
Nancy Pardee
Phone: 773-702-7108
Email: npardee@uchicago.edu

Web Page

11/2/2014

10:00 AM -
12:00 PM
  

Sefer TorahShanah Torah

During this year of learning, Congregation Beth Judea is offering numerous opportunities to engage in Torah learning on a daily basis. Scribe, Rabbi Yochanan Nathan, will join us to teach about how tefillin are made, as well as teaching us about his work creating sacred scrolls.

Location:
Rte. 83 & Hill Top Road
Long Grove, IL 60047

Contact:
Audrey Taxer
Phone: 847-506-9043
Email: abethjudeapublicity@gmail.com

Web Page

11/2/2014

10:15 AM -
11:15 AM
  

Music Together - Nov 2

Music Together engages parent/caregiver and child through singing, moving, chanting, listening, watching, and exploring musical instruments. Classes are taught by Harmonious Horizon’s, Music Together. This class follows the recommendations of child development researchers. Recommended for ages 0–5 years w/adult. 10 week session, Sundays Sept. 14 - Nov. 16. Cost: $190 for the first child • $80 for each sibling.

Location:
Bernard Weinger JCC
300 Revere Dr.
Northbrook, IL 60062

Contact:
Marnie Kalfen
Phone: 224-406-9205
Email: mkalfen@gojcc.org

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11/2/2014

10:30 AM -
12:00 PM
  

Rabbi Peretz Rodman at B'nai Tikvah

Join us for the fall lecture series with Rabbi Peretz Rodman and presented by B'nai Tikvah and the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. The lectures will take place on Sundays at 10:30 am: November 2 - Biblical Guides to Managing the Conflict in Our Lives November 9 - Prayers that Annoy, Prayers that Amuse, Reading the Siddur with Open Eyes and Tongue in Cheek November 16 - Thanksgiving: A Jewish Perspective. The lectures are free of charge and everyone is welcome! For additional information and reservations please contact the synagogue office at: 847-945-0470.

Location:
1558 Wilmot Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015

Contact:
Irit Talor
Phone: 847-945-0470
Email: info@bnaitikvah.net

11/2/2014

1:30 PM -
3:00 PM
  

Family Storytelling Program - Nov 2

Children ages 6+ will learn to value the differences of others through folktales, movement, and music by acclaimed storyteller Sue O’Halloran. Reservations required: education@ilhmec.org.

Location:
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
Amanda Berrios
Phone: 847-967-4800
Email: amanda.berrios@ilhmec.org

Web Page

11/2/2014

1:30 PM -
3:00 PM
  

Family Storytelling Program

Kids ages 6+ will learn to value differences of others through folktales, movement and music by acclaimed storyteller, writer and television personality Sue O’Halloran. Sue’s stories focus on family, a sense of place and how our past affects our present and future. Reservations required: education@ilhmec.org.

Location:
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
Amanda Berrios
Phone: 847-967-4835
Email: amanda.berrios@ilhmec.org

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11/2/2014

2:30 PM -
5:00 PM
  

BJE Annual Event

The Board of Jewish Edcuation of Metropolitan Chicago will be holding its Annual Event on November 2, 2014 at the Highland Park Community House. At this event the Ramabam Award is presented to an individual for exceptional leadership, vision and immeasurable contributions to the quality of Jewish edcuation in Metropolitan Chicago. The L'Dor V'Dor award will be presented to an individual who by instilling and reinforcing their Jewish values within their family and community, are helping to ensure the continuity of the Jewish people. For more information please go to our web site www.bjechicago.org

Location:
1991 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035

Contact:
Linda Kupfer
Phone: 847-291-7788
Email: lindakupfer@bjechicago.org

Web Page

11/2/2014

4:00 PM -
5:30 PM
  

PJ Feeds: Helping the Hungry - Nov 2

Volunteer with your family to help feed the hungry and give back to the community through this hands-on volunteer experience. PJ Feeds will bring together families for fun activities with a big impact as they work together to count and sort donated food items, make tzedakah boxes, and more. Nili Yelin the Storybook Mom will present an interactive storytelling session about helping the hungry. This PJ Library event is presented in partnership with The ARK, JUF’s Russian Jewish Division, and JUF’s Tikkun Olam Volunteer (TOV) Network.

Location:
Wheeling Park District
333 W. Dundee Rd.
Wheeling, IL 60090

Contact:
Deborah Shub
Phone: 312-444-2844
Email: YoungFamilies@juf.org

Web Page | Register Online | Invitation (PDF)

11/2/2014

4:30 PM -
8:30 PM
  

ComboSinglesJSS Variety of Events

ComboSingles/JSS a "one of a kind" group offering events for Jewish singles 21+ including a Professional Speaker’s Series, impromptu socials, bowling and more. We promote meeting new people, having fun and investigating new ideas. Our website –www.ComboSingles.org. Call Helen (847-757-1299) or Howard (847-331-1066). Social Bowling: (1) Classic Bowl (8530 Waukegan Rd, Morton Grove), 1st Sunday of the month (Oct 5, 2014) at 4:30 pm. Cost - $20 per session; shoe rental-$3.00. Please RSVP. (2) Brunswick Zone-Deerfield (10 S. Waukegan Rd, Deerfield), 4thSaturday of the month (Oct 25, 2014) at 6:30 pm. Cost $25, shoes are free, refreshments may be served. Bowl at both houses, save $5 and only pay $20 for each league. CASH PAYMENTS ONLY.

Location:
Classic Bowl
8530 Waukegan Rd
Morton grove, IL 60053

Contact:
Helen/Howard
Phone: 847-757-1299
Email: combosingles@aol.com

Web Page

11/2/2014

6:30 PM -
8:00 PM
  

Scholar-In-Residence: Rabbi Peretz Rodman

Join us for a special lecture event presented by Central Synagogue of Chicago and USCJ. We welcome Rabbi Peretz Rodman who will speak on: Knowing What God Thinks, Feeling What God Feels: Judges and Prophets Reveal Their Secrets. Free and open to the community, guests and visitors welcome. Light reception to follow. (Discounted parking at Water Tower Place Garage.) For additional info please email or call 312-787-0450

Location:
Central Synagogue at Water Tower Place
845 N. Michigan Ave, Sanctuary Suite 913E
Chicago, IL 60611

Contact:
Marvin Weinstein
Phone: 312-787-0450
Email: Welcome@CentralChicago.org

Web Page

11/3/2014

  

Shadow Town II: The JOHNS at Mayer Kaplan Theatre in Skokie

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Chicago North Shore section is sponsoring Her Story Theater’s Shadow Town II: The JOHNS, written and directed by Mary Bonnett at the Mayer Kaplan Theatre, Skokie, IL. Following the 2013 highly-acclaimed play Shadow Town based on sex trafficking of girls in the Chicagoland area, Bonnett creates the second half of story—the ‘demand’ side of the sex trade and its impact on the purchasers, their families and the sex trafficked girls. The play opens October 16 and runs through November 23, 2014. See website for information on special reception after Oct 26th performance.

Location:
5050 Church St
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact:
julie newman
Phone: 847-853-8889
Email: julie@ncjwcns.org

Web Page

11/3/2014

  

Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership is pleased to present a selection of Jewish ceremonial objects (Judaica) for the home and community by local architect and designer Amy Reichert. Amy Reichert has been creating Judaica since 1995, when she was inspired to create a Passover seder plate for a competition funded by Philip and Sylvia Spertus (the son and daughter-in-law of Herman Spertus, one of the brothers for whom Spertus Institute is named). First floor vestibule gallery. Admission is free.

Location:
610 S Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

Contact:
Nicholas Sagan
Phone: 312-322-1773
Email: nsagan@spertus.edu

Web Page