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.
70th ANNIVERSARY: LIQUIDATION OF THE LODZ GHETTO
Thursday, August 28th | 6:00 – 8:00 pm
At the Union League Club, 65 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago
Of the 204,000 men, women, and children who passed through the Łódź ghetto, only 10,000 survived. We invite you to bring your family and friends as we gather and remember at this special commemoration. The event will include Cantorial music provided by Hazan Alberto Mizrahi of Anshe Emet Congregation and remarks by the Consul General of the State of Israel, Roey Gilad.
Photo | United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Jehuda Widawski
SPECIAL EVENT: A Day at the Races
Sunday, September 14 | 12:30 – 3:30 pm
Arlington International Racecourse
Soak up the sunshine with friends while enjoying silent auction bidding and fast paced racing. Bring your big hats and enthusiasm and get in on the action! All proceeds benefit the Illinois Holocaust Museum.
CHICAGO YIVO SOCIETY
Henry Sapoznik, Yiddish Culture Historian
Sunday, September 28 | 1:30-3:30 pm
Join us for the 4th Annual Sarah Lazarus Memorial Concert featuring award-winning author, record and radio producer Henry Sapoznik, as he shares a century of Yiddish music from his long performance career and from collecting historic sound recordings. He was the founding director of the YIVO sound archives, and is currently Director of the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Tickets: $10 in advance; at the door $12 (if available); free to Museum members.
Reservations required; click here.
EXHIBITION OPENING EVENT
RACE: ARE WE SO DIFFERENT?
Sunday, October 12
FILM & DISCUSSION: “WARSAW RISING”
Thursday, October 2 | 6:00-8:00 pm
The documentary “Jews in the Warsaw Uprising 1944” recalls the valiant effort of 40,000 soldiers of the Home Army, many of whom were Jewish, to liberate Warsaw from Nazi Germany. Presented in cooperation with the Consulate General of Poland in Chicago.
Reservations required: email@example.com.
COMMEMORATION: THE SOVIET HOLOCAUST HISTORY
Sunday, October 5 | 1:00-3:30 pm
A program of readings and music highlights the rich cultural identity and history of Chicago’s Russian Jewish community during the Holocaust. Presented in Russian with English translation.
Reservations required: Holocaust Community Services, 847.568.5100.
CONCERT: ECHOES OF HOPE
Sunday, October 19 | 5:00 pm
Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston
Acclaimed violinist David Lisker presents an unforgettable event celebrating the lives and music of 9 Jewish composers affected by the Holocaust. David, along with 6 renowned musicians, will perform a wide array of works by these inspiring individuals who, had they survived the Holocaust, may have changed the entire course of music in the 20th century.