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Explore the Jewish Experience

Jewish Art and Culture Today Join Spertus at the Greater Chicago Jewish Festival P7 Be recession-fighting, conflict-resolving, business-booster P5 Discover the story of a Catholic priest who discovers he’s Jewish P9 Get ahead! Cohorts begin this fall for Jewish Professional Studies and Nonprofit Management graduate programs P21 & P23 Calendar | News Jun | Jul | Aug 2012

Four-part mini-course in Highland Park investigates contemporary art, performance, and Jewish identity P11

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Spertus is a center for Jewish learning and culture that invites people of all backgrounds to explore the multifaceted Jewish experience. Through innovative public programming, exhibits, collections, research facilities, and degree programs, Spertus inspires learning, serves diverse communities, and fosters understanding for Jews and people of all faiths, locally, regionally, and around the world.

Spertus is a partner in serving our community, supported by the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation.

Spertus is closed to the public on Tuesdays and Saturdays and these upcoming holidays: Shavuot & Memorial Day Closed Sunday, May 27 Closed Monday, May 28

Independence Day Closed Tuesday, July 3 at 3 pm Closed Wednesday, July 4

We love to hear from you. To reach Spertus, visit, email us at, or call our general line at 312.322.1700 to be directed to the information you need. Our box office line is open Sunday–Thursday, 10 am–4 pm, at 312.322.1773.

Follow Spertus on Facebook and Twitter to get exclusive updates, invites, and discounts. discount parking $10 with Spertus validation at: at the Essex Inn 8th Street and Michigan Avenue (2 blocks south of Spertus) Enter on 8th between Michigan and Wabash The Joyce and Avrum Gray Children’s Center is not currently open to the public. (Contact if interested in holding an event in this space.)

Cover image: Pomegranate (detail) by Shirah Rachel Apple. Find more info about her work at

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An Evening of Networking, Conversation, and Learning P5

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Chicago Film Premiere of Torn P9 Nuremberg: A Lesson for Today P13 Yippee! A Journey to Jewish Joy P15 Shofar, So Good—Rosh Hashanah Cooking Class P29

In the Suburbs

Greater Chicago Jewish Festival P7 Mini-Course: Jewish Arts and Culture Today P11

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Tour of the Award-Winning Spertus Building P17


exhibits and collections Hassidic Courts: Photographs from of Israel P17 Uncovered & Rediscovered: Stories of Jewish Chicago P19 degree programs Graduate Programs in Jewish Studies P20

Professional Development

Interview with Photojournalist Gil Cohen-Magen P18

Graduate Program in Jewish Professional Studies P21 Graduate Program in Nonprofit Management P23

Rosh Hashanah at the Spertus Shop P28

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news Faculty Profile: Laura Mannion, Steelworker’s Daughter P24

benefits of membership P27

If you are interested in providing scholarship support, we welcome your generosity. Please contact our development office at 312.322.1758.


Thanks to the foresight and philanthropy of many individuals over many years, scholarships are available in these difficult economic times for people who want to participate in select Spertus public programs. Call 312.322.1743 for details.

“ All real living is meeting.” – M a r t in Buber

An Evening of Networking, Conversation, and Learning

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ne t working e v ent Thursday, May 31 at 6 pm

Presented by Spertus and Jewish B2B Networking

The evening includes a special presentation on conflict resolution in the workplace by mediator David Perkel.

Jewish B2B Networking is an organization of business professionals and small business owners that offers employment clinics, seminars, and networking events in Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit, and online. Founded in 2010 by Shalom Klein, it now includes more than 15,000 members in its directory. Visit for more info.

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David Perkel studied negotiation and conflict resolution at Northwestern University School of Law and is certified by the Center for Mediation and Conflict Resolution. A lawyer and a rabbi, he mediates disputes in Cook County courthouses, serves as spiritual leader of Congregation Ezras Israel’s Mechitza Minyan, and teaches conflict resolution at universities and institutions of Jewish study.

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Join Spertus and Jewish B2B Networking for an evening celebrating entrepreneurship, small business, and relationship building. Over light refreshments, meet business professionals from around Chicago and faculty members from the Spertus professional education programs.

Free, but reservations requested at

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Greater Chicago Jewish Festival $5 suggested donation Visit for more information

The Greater Chicago Jewish Festival brings together every facet of our

hometown Jewish community: young and old, singles and families, people across the spectrum of religious practice and political point of view. Held every other year, the Festival celebrates Jewish culture with music, dance, art, storytelling, and yes, even food.

Exhibits & Collections

Held at St. Paul Woods in Morton Grove (Take Oakton Street west from Lehigh Avenue) Onsite parking accessible from Oakton Street

Public Programs

f e s t i va l Sunday, June 10 from 11 am to 6 pm

Spertus is glad to once again be a part!

Awesome and Easy Yiddish Stunts and Dances Learn to do the famous bottle dance, the human roulette wheel, and more. These dances are a fun and fabulous part of Jewish heritage!

Grab a partner, any partner, and learn Yiddish partner dances. Like square or contra dances, these use fun, easy dance patterns (called figures) that will have you swinging your partner round and round.



Steven Lee Weintraub is the principal dance leader for Chicago’s acclaimed Maxwell Street Klezmer Band. He received his dance training in Manhattan with Alvin Ailey and Erick Hawkins, among others, and is in demand as a teacher of traditional Yiddish dance. Weintraub served as assistant director of New York City’s Israeli Folk Dance Festival, was a principal dancer and choreographer with the Israeli folkdance ensemple Parparim, and has taught at festivals in Krakow, Fürth, Weimar, Paris, and London.

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Go Figure

Professional Development

This year, bring your family and friends to the Spertus tent for two Klezmer Dance Party sessions with presenter Steven Lee Weintraub.



Directed by Ronit Kertsner

Polish, French, and Hebrew with English subtitles. A post-screening discussion will feature Rabbi David Sandmel, who serves as Rabbi-Educator at Temple Sholom in Chicago and holds the Crown-Ryan Chair of Jewish Studies at the Catholic Theological Union and Father John Pawlikowski, Professor of Ethics and Director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies Program at the Catholic Theological Union.

$18 | $10 for Spertus members | $8 for students Buy tickets online at or call 312.322.1773.

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Both Rabbi Sandmel and Father Pawlikowski have worked extensively to promote dialogue between Catholics and Jews.

Exhibits & Collections

Torn is an aptly-named documentary about Father Romuald Waszkinel, a Catholic priest whose world is turned upside down when he learns his parents were Jews who gave him to Polish Catholic neighbors to save him from the Holocaust.

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chic ago f il m premiere Sunday, June 24 at 2 pm

Nomin at ed for Be s t F e at ure L eng t h Documen ta ry by t he Isr a el i Documen ta ry Forum Awa rds 20 11

filmmaker Ronit Kertsner’s documentary Torn.” – T he Je w ish Chronicl e

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“ What makes a Jew? This is the question at the heart of Israeli

This program is part of the Solomon Goldman Lecture Series, generously endowed by Rose and the late Sidney Shure.



From top: Pomegranate and Alefim (details) by Shirah Rachel Apple and still from Circling, a film by Douglas Rosenberg with Sally Gross.

Jewish Arts and Culture Today

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mini - cour se Mondays, July 9–30 from 11 am to 1 pm

Takes place at North Shore Suburban Synagogue Beth El 1175 Sheridan Road, Highland Park

Douglas Rosenberg leads this sure-to-be-fascinating mini-course, sharing insider expertise in the ways Jewish identity is explored, both in theory and practice, in visual and performing arts today.

Professional Development

Douglas Rosenberg is a founding director of the Conney Project on Jewish Arts at the Mosse-Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies, University of WisconsinMadison. He is the recipient of numerous awards and grants for his work in media and the visual arts, including the Director’s Prize at the International Jewish Video Festival for My Grandfather Dances, made in partnership with choreographer Anna Halprin. In addition to teaching at UW-Madison, Rosenberg lectures across the country and abroad.

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In the wake of multiculturalism and post-modern ideas about art and culture, there’s an emergence of Jewish artists and thinkers focusing on how Jewish identity is articulated in the arts.

Early Registration (by June 15) $100 for Spertus and Beth El members | $120 for non-members

Kosher lunch included. Reserve online at or call 312.322.1773.



It’s a pleasure for Spertus to partner with North Shore Suburban Synagogue Beth El to bring our programs to Chicago’s Northshore.

Degree Programs

Late Registration (June 16–30) $120 for Spertus and Beth El members | $150 for non-members

“ Haunting and vivid. What this documentary shows is how a vital and indispensable principle of humanity was restored.” – T he Ne w York T ime s

Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today [The Schulberg/Waletzky Restoration]

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f il m screening | discussion Wednesday, August 1 at 6:30 pm

Back By Popular Demand

English & German with English Subtitles. A post-screening discussion will feature restoration producer Sandra Schulberg, daughter of Stuart Schulberg, the film’s original writer/director.

Free! Reservations strongly recommended. Email



This event is organized in conjunction with the American Bar Association’s CLE Showcase Program on Nuremberg at its Annual Meeting in Chicago. The ABA is grateful to Spertus and the Global Institute for the Prevention of Aggression for making this screening possible.

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Sandra Schulberg is a distinguished movie producer whose credits include the Oscar-nominated Quills, Undisputed, and Waiting for the Moon. A professor at Columbia University’s graduate film school and a longtime advocate of independent film, she founded IFP (now the largest organization of independent filmmakers in the U.S) and co-founded First Run Features.

Professional Development

One of the greatest courtroom dramas in history, Nuremberg shows how international prosecutors built their case using the Nazis’ own films and records. The trial established the “Nuremberg principles” — the foundation for all subsequent trials for crimes against peace, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. Learn why U.S. officials banned the initial American release for political reasons, as revealed in documents unearthed by Sandra Schulberg and fellow scholars who are now unraveling the mysteries surrounding this historic film.

Exhibits & Collections

If you missed it, this is your chance to see the highly acclaimed restoration of Nuremberg, the U.S. government’s long-suppressed 1948 documentary about the trial of top Nazi leaders.

“ Paul Mazursky delivers an enchanting world, funny, fascinating and surprisingly touching.” – Mel Brook s

“ When you wake up in the morning, don’t kvetch. Say ‘Yippee!’” – Paul M a zur sk y

Yippee A Journey to Jewish Joy

Yippee is an infectious road movie filled with electricity and awe. Mazursky is a funny, curious, and generous guide.

Exhibits & Collections

Directed by award-winning filmmaker, actor, and scriptwriter Paul Mazursky (Next Stop, Greenwich Village; An Unmarried Woman; Down and Out in Beverly Hills; Enemies: A Love Story), Yippee chronicles the director’s whirlwind journey to Uman, a small Ukrainian town that is the site of an annual gathering of tens of thousands of Hasidic Jewish men making Rosh Hashanah pilgrimages to the burial place of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav (1772–1810).

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f il m screening | discussion Sunday, September 9 at 2 pm

A post-screening discussion will be led by Dr. Joshua M. Shanes.

$18 | $10 for Spertus members | $8 for students Buy tickets online at or call 312.322.1773.

Professional Development

Dr. Joshua M. Shanes is associate professor of Jewish Studies at the College of Charleston. A native of Chicago, he teaches and has published widely on Jewish cultural and political history.

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Paul Mazursky (second from right) with new friends in Uman. Photo courtesy of The National Center for Jewish Film.

The wheat harvest for Matzah Shemurah, Viznitz Hassidut, Mevo Horon, 2009, Gil Cohen-Magen

Among Viznitz Hassidim, extreme caution is taken in the preparation of matzah (unleavened bread) for the Passover holiday. Every step of the process, beginning with the summer harvesting of wheat, is carefully executed to ensure there is no contact between wheat and water, since even a drop of water could result in fermentation and render the wheat unsuitable. Furthermore, every activity associated with matzah production is regarded as part of the mitzvah (biblical commandment) to eat unleavened bread on Passover night, and is therefore attended with ceremony and excitement. A wonderful video interview with the photographer can be found on the Spertus website at

Hassidic Courts Photographs from Israel by Gil Cohen-Magen Through May 30

Collection Highlights

I am seven years old by Ken Aptekar

a rchit ec t ur a l tour Sunday, June 24 at 12:30 pm

This behind-the-scenes tour shares the unique, award-winning architecture of the Spertus building. Learn about its environmental sustainability, how its contemporary design found a home in South Michigan Avenue’s historic district, and how ideas central to Jewish tradition are woven into the building’s design.

Degree Programs

Behind the Faceted Front

Professional Development

While at Spertus, you can view contemporary art from our collections and learn about the unique architecture of the award-winning Spertus building in a free self-guided tour. Just stop in the Spertus Shop and ask for your complimentary copy of the tour brochure.

Exhibits & Collections

As an Israeli photographer for Reuters, Gil Cohen-Magen was assigned to take pictures of Jewish customs in the ultra-Orthodox community of Mea She’arim. This experience grew into a decade-long project, during which Cohen-Magen built personal relationships in some of Israel’s most cloistered Hassidic communities and gained access to ceremonies and celebrations not often seen by those from the outside. A series of these photographs is on view at Spertus through May 30.

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$10 | $5 for students and Spertus members Buy tickets online at or call 312.322.1773.


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Above: Annual Yearbook of the Zionist Organization of Chicago, 1943, Spertus collection. On facing page: Cecil Rosenberg, New Hope, from the album A Gift to Biro-Bidjan (Chicago: L.M. Stein, 1937), Spertus collection


Uncovered & Rediscovered Stories of Jewish Chicago

Admission to the exhibit and related multi-media screening station is free.

Chapter Six A Jewish Homeland This chapter documents efforts of Chicagoans to secure a homeland for the Jewish people, beginning with the founding of this country’s first Zionist organization on Chicago’s Near West Side in 1896. Learn of little-known episodes such as evangelical Protestant William Blackstone’s petition to Presidents Harrison and Wilson to establish a Jewish state in Palestine and the efforts of a prominent group of Chicagoans to create a Jewish homeland in Siberia.

Exhibit Hours Sunday & Monday 10 am – 5 pm Tuesday Closed Wednesday 10 am – 5 pm Thursday 10 am – 6 pm Friday 10 am – 3 pm Saturday Closed



Exhibits at Spertus are supported in part by a CityArts 4 grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Harry and Sadie Lasky Foundation.

Degree Programs

This segment also explores local responses to the unfolding horror of Nazism and the celebration at the Chicago Stadium for the founding of the state of Israel.

Professional Development

June 3–October 4

Exhibits & Collections

Uncovered & Rediscovered is an exhibit series that explores the Chicago Jewish experience. The exhibit unfolds in a series of intimate chapters (each on display for several months on the ground floor of the Spertus building). Using materials from Spertus’ extensive and varied hold-ings, this project tells the tales of Chicago’s Jewish pioneers and politicians, artists and anarchists, authors and entrepreneurs, and even boxers.

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Canadian students Shauna Bornstein and Shira Webber

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Students From Near and Far Spertus offers Masters and Doctoral programs in Jewish Studies through a unique blend of distance learning and intensive on-campus instruction. Students from half a dozen foreign countries and more than two dozen U.S. states (including here in Illinois) come to Spertus for week-long academic seminars in March and July. The seminars include a broad range of courses in Jewish history, thought, and culture, accompanied by study of classical Jewish texts. This July we are delighted to welcome students for two separate weeks of learning—the week of July 15 for Masters and Doctoral students and the week of July 22 exclusively for Doctoral students. Applications for these Jewish Studies programs are accepted all year, but the July seminars make now a great time to begin the program.

To learn more, visit


5000+ years of Jewish Learning

The Spertus Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies (MAJPS)

Applications are now being accepted for the 2012 Chicago-area cohort that begins this fall.

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program brings a diverse group of Jewish professionals together to study the cutting-edge issues in contemporary Jewish life, advancing their career opportunities and enhancing the contributions they bring to Jewish organizations and institutions. Students graduate having grown personally and professionally, cultivated critical leadership skills, built communal links, and gained insight into how to meet Jewish community needs. The program’s first cohorts of Chicago-area professionals were so successful that the program is now being offered in other U.S. cities and in Canada as well as here at home.

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Fresh, contemporary relevance for you and your career

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m a s t er of a r ts in je w ish prof e ssion a l s t udie s

Interested in learning more?

More information available at

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Director of Recruitment Ann Luban, will meet with you for coffee to discuss your goals and share how the Spertus MAJPS program could benefit you. She can be reached by email at or by phone at 312.322.1719.

Spertus also offers Masters and Doctoral programs in Jewish Studies, onsite and through distance learning. To learn more, visit



Joey Spilberg, MSNM Alumnus Research Associate, Chicago Arts Partnership

“ This program is geared for people with full, busy lives. The schedule is accommodating.�


Put Your Passion into Action!

Classes provide experience you can immediately put to use in your current role, plus skills and a network of colleagues to pave the way for future career development. Our graduates go on to create change as nonprofit administrators, fundraisers, political officials, grassroots organizers, community advocates, educators, and social entrepreneurs.

Join Us for One of These Upcoming Information Sessions Monday, June 4 at noon Monday, July 9 at 6 pm or Monday, August 6 at 6 pm

A pragmatic and relevant education designed for nonprofit leaders

Cohort model that promotes collaborative learning and peer support

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The accredited Master of Science in Nonprofit Management program offers:

Professional Development

June and September cohorts forming now.

Exhibits & Collections

Whether you’re seeking to effect local change or global impact, the place to start is with the Spertus Master of Science in Nonprofit Management (MSNM) program. The MSNM is offered in three convenient formats: a one-evening-per-week program, an accelerated evening program, and an accelerated daytime format.

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m a s t er of science in nonprof it m a n agement

Effective, dynamic faculty with real-world experience and academic distinction

67% of MSNM Alumni report promotion or better job within 1 year of graduation



To RSVP or learn more, visit, email or 312.322.1707.

Laura Mannion

Lori Finkel and Laura Mannion

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Laura Mannion Steelworker’s Daughter Forges Career in Fundraising by Lori Finkel, Spertus Marketing and Communications Associate

Like many of the people who go through the Spertus Master of Science in Nonprofit Management program, alumna and faculty member Laura Mannion, EdD, has a unique story to tell. I was fortunate to be able to sit down with Dr. Mannion and learn just how unique her path actually was. After getting her masters at Spertus, she went on to earn a Doctorate in Education and her CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) designation, which recognizes mastery of best practices in fundraising. Dr. Mannion has achieved much, coming from humble beginnings as a steelworker’s daughter and going on to become a respected professional and teacher. Currently, Dr. Mannion is the assistant vice president of development for the College of DuPage Foundation. She has also worked for the American Cancer Society, the Weizmann Institute, and the University of London Institute of Cancer Research.


How do you instill that same sense of understanding in your class?

Most fundraisers don’t choose fundraising. It chooses them. So the story isn’t so much about when I decided to do this as a living — it’s about when I realized that I could do this.

One of my favorite assignments is to have the students role play with a professional fundraiser as a mentor. I have a network of fundraisers who participate from places like the American Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s Association, and Lincoln Park Zoo. The students give a proposal to the mentor as though they were a potential donor. Then the mentor decides if they would donate or not.

In college I did an internship at the Tri-City Mental Health Center. When I started, they were sponsoring a golf tournament to raise money for the cause. I’d never cold-called before. At the first business I called, a lady answered and I asked if she’d like to donate to the event. She said, “I don’t think so.”

I wasn’t sure what she was getting at, but I did. “How many golfers will play?” 150. “So how many goody bags, or product placements, is that for us to have our product in?” 150. “OK, read back to me what you have there.”

She came back with, “Now you’ve sold me. Alright, I’ll do it.” You were lucky she was your first call! That woman changed my life. Before she explained things, I didn’t understand how cause marketing could be good for both sides—the company and the nonprofit. It took her explanation to get me to see the bigger picture.

My dad worked in a steel factory and punched a clock every day that he went to work. I knew that wasn’t the life for me. You’re sort of like the Coal Miner’s Daughter. Sort of! I named the scholarship after my dad, who put off his own schooling to support our family. The award is for fathers who postpone their education for the same reason. So if this profession chooses you, then what makes a good fundraiser? It’s about who you are as a person. You need to be passionate. People give to people. What’s going to make the difference is whether the donor believes in you, can see that you believe in the cause, and knows you are going to steward their gift appropriately.



To read more about Dr. Mannion and learn about how you can become one of her students, visit

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I read, “You will have 150 product placements in our event.”

You founded the Louis J. Mannion Scholarship at the College of DuPage for fathers who would like to further their education. I assume this has a personal connection?

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I was in shock. Did she just turn me down? Then she explained, “Listen, you haven’t given me a reason I should get involved. Take out a piece of paper and pen.”

Many students are the first generation in their family to go to college, just like I was, so this assignment is generally their first foray into the philanthropic world.

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How did you get involved with fundraising?

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Q & A with Laura Manion

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Asher Library The collection of the Asher Library at Spertus includes Jewish-interest fiction and nonfiction books, plus periodicals, films, and music from all over the world. While our primary emphasis is on collections and services for Spertus students and the Jewish community, our library is open to the public and responds to inquiries from around the globe. To search the Asher Library catalog, visit Spertus membership includes Asher Library borrowing privileges, interlibrary loan, and access to our online resurces—even if you live out of town. Questions? Please email Asher Library Hours Sunday 12 – 4 pm Monday – Thursday 4 – 6:30 pm The Asher Library is closed to the public Fridays and Saturdays. Have some special research you’ve done at Spertus? We’d love to hear about it! Add it to our Facebook page or email us.

Hear past programs in the comfort of your own home! Audio of select Spertus programs is available for free on our website for you to enjoy, share, and discuss on your own time in your own favorite place. Visit and look for the audio designation in the Past Programs section at


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benef it s of member ship

Library borrowing privileges 10% discount in the Spertus Shop Discounts on tickets to performances, lectures, author events, and more

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Online access to the full-text databases of more than a thousand books and tens of thousands of journal articles

Discount on mini-courses and workshops Benefits for two people and a second member card

Invitation to a Spertus Circle event Special privileges based on level of support, including exclusive events and receptions with prominent scholars, authors, and performers

*Adults over 65 are eligible to receive a Household membership at a discounted rate of $40.

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Recognition as a donor in print and online

All membership contributions are 100% tax deductible. To become a member, visit Please call 312.322.1777 or email for more information.

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Tributes and Memorial Giving Are Special Ways to Express Love and Gratitude Searching for a meaningful way to celebrate a special person or occasion? Make a contribution in honor or remembrance of someone remarkable in your life. Spertus will send a card acknowledging your tribute to the contact person you designate.

You can make a tribute gift online at or call 312.322.1758. 27


Do you have a special celebration coming up? Request that donations be made to Spertus in lieu of gifts for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, or bar and bat mitzvot.

Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Sunday, September 16!

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Make Your New Year Sweet

Michael Aram Apple Honey Pot $79

Beeline Products $4–12

Fill a Michael Aram Apple Honey Pot with kosher honey from Savannah Bee Company. Or treat yourself to locally made, honey-infused Beeline skincare products from Sweet Beginnings (founded by a Spertus student) and support a green back-towork program. The Spertus Shop also has a wonderful assortment of Jewish New Year’s cards and calendars and a variety of shofrot (ram’s horns). Visit to order anytime or call toll free at 888.322.1740.

New Spertus Shop Hours Beginning May 1 Sunday & Monday 10 am–5 pm Tuesday Closed Wednesday 10 am–5 pm Thursday 10 am–6 pm Friday 10 am–3 pm Saturday Closed

Free ground shipping on orders over $100. Michigan Avenue curbside pick-up is available for phone orders. Your purchases support Spertus programs, helping foster Jewish culture and education. The Spertus Shop is endowed by George and Mae Bariff. 24

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Shofar, So Good Cook Up a Clean Slate

Following the program, Chef Laura will sign copies of her cookbooks, Jewish Cooking for All Seasons and Jewish Slow Cooker Recipes, available for purchase from the Spertus Shop. Chef Laura Frankel is Executive Chef for Spertus Kosher Catering and the author of the Chosen Bites column in the Jerusalem Post. She is a passionate teacher who has made it her mission to reimagine and revitalize the diverse and delicious traditions of Jewish cooking.

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Honeycrisp, Winesap, Empire — Would an apple by any other name taste as sweet? You decide! Let Chef Laura Frankel guide you through a smorgasbord of locally grown apples and then demonstrate (and have you taste) delightful gourmet dishes perfect for a Jewish New Year’s celebration.

Professional Development

sper t us is cooking Monday, September 10 at 6:30 pm

$25 | $18 for Spertus members. Please call us for group rates. Includes take-home recipes to add to your own repertoire. Buy tickets online at or call 312.322.1773.



Spertus Kosher Catering At Our Place or Yours

Spertus Kosher Catering featuring Cuisine by Wolfgang Puck

brings together two premier organizations—both dedicated to creativity and excellence. Chicago’s most noted kosher chef, Laura Frankel, serves as executive chef, preparing adventurous and gourmet kosher cuisine using the freshest seasonal ingredients. Whether you are planning a simcha at our award-winning Spertus facility, hosting guests in your home, or congregating colleagues in a special venue (or just at the office), the event staff of Venue SIX10 are here (or there) for you! Visit or call 312.322.1718 to start planning your event!

We handle kosher catering at venues including The Blackstone Hotel, Catalyst Ranch, the Chicago Cultural Center, the Harold Washington Library, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Newberry Library, Ravinia, the Wit, and of course, Spertus! 30


11:00AM -6:00PM


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Rabbi Joe Black, Kol Sasson, Listen Up!, Shakshuka, Maxwell Street Klezmer Band and many more

Professional Development

JUNE 10 2012

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Celebrating for Over 30 Years.

Oakton street west of Lehigh, on-site parking accessible from Oakton street only. $5 suggested donation.


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