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The Museum hosts a wide array of films, discussions, lectures, concerts and family programs to probe more deeply into aspects of civil rights, human rights, tolerance and history. Unless otherwise noted, programs are FREE with Museum admission.

View our 2014 quarterly event cards >

Family Storytelling Program

Sunday, November 2 | 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Free admissions for Skokie residents!

sue o'halloran photoSue O’Halloran, a story artist, writer, television personality and keynote speaker

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.

 

 

 

COMMEMORATION:  KRISTALLNACHT

Sunday, November 9 | 1:00-4:00 pm

JGMFDR (2)Join us to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the November Pogrom, and view “A Voice Among the Silent:  The Legacy of James G. McDonald.” Shuli Eshel’s new 53-minute documentary, based on McDonald’s recently discovered diaries, highlights his remarkable efforts to rescue Jewish refugees from the Nazis. After meeting with Hitler in 1933, McDonald as the League of Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and in other capacities, warned world leaders, including President Roosevelt, of the impending doom he foresaw.  McDonald later served as the first US Ambassador to Israel.  His daughter Dr. Barbara McDonald Stewart and filmmaker Shuli Eshel will speak following the screening.

Museum admission fee not required to attend.

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BOOK & AUTHOR:  IF IT’S NOT IMPOSSIBLE…THE LIFE OF SIR NICHOLAS WINTON

Thursday, November 13 | 6:30 pm

 

Nicky and Barbara 19 May 14There are 6,000 people in the world today who owe their lives to Nicholas Winton.  His daughter, Barbara Winton, shares the inspiring story of her father’s rescue of Czech Jewish children on the eve of the Holocaust.  Book signing to follow.

Tickets:  $15, $10 for Museum members

Reservations required.  Click here to purchase tickets>

 

 

 

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ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR

Saturday, November 15 and Sunday, November 16, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Don’t miss this world market extravaganza featuring unique gifts, homewares, and jewelry from across the globe!

Museum admission fee is not required to attend.

 

 

LIVE PERFORMANCE:  THE LAST SABBATH

Sunday, November 16 | 1:30-3:30 pm

Fritzie Remembrance RoomDrawing from his interviews of survivors and liberators, Scott Gendell has created a compelling drama.  “The Last Sabbath” spotlights fictional Holocaust survivor Frieda and her family in 1977 Skokie, where history and current events collide.  Acclaimed director Scott Weinstein leads a talented cast in a moving portrayal of remembrance and resilience.

Tickets:  $35 for all attendees

Reservations required;  Click here to purchase tickets>

 

 

BOOK DISCUSSION: THE FAMILY

Thursday, November 20 | 6:30-8:00 pm

Dr. Phyllis Lassner, a professor in the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies at Northwestern University, is an expert on historical memoirs and literature about the Holocaust. Join her for an exploration of The Family‘s characters and themes, as well as the ways David Laskin brings his ancestors’ intertwining stories to life.

Reservations required: Spertus, 312-322-1773.

 

PFEFFER FAMILY FORUM: DR. PETER HAYES

Thursday, December 4 | 6:30-8:00 pm

Noted Northwestern University scholar Dr. Hayes discusses “Magical Thinking or Modern Planning: The Ideas Behind the Holocaust.”

Reservations required: reservations@ilhmec.org.

 

National Human Rights Month Lecture: Dr. Ruth W. Messinger

Sunday, December 14 | 2:00 – 4:00 pm

If Not Now, When? Pursuing Global Justice to Mend Our Broken World

Around the globe, women, girls and LGBT people are often treated as second-class citizens, facing rampant discrimination, violence and routine violations of their human rights. They are denied access to education, jobs and health services, are at heightened risk for HIV and AIDS and, in some places, fear for their lives. Join AJWS president Ruth Messinger to understand these global challenges and learn what we can do, here in the United States, to ensure that marginalized people in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean can live with health, safety and dignity.

Co-Sponsored by American Jewish World Service – Chicago

Reservations required: education@ilhmec.org.

IL Arts Council
Programs partially supported by
the Illinois Arts Council Agency

 

 

 

 

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