Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 10:00am
Where: Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, 301 East North Water Street
Does memory have the power to change the world?
Absolutely. Learn how at a free, daylong public event, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Participate in idea workshops, view rarely seen archival films, meet with Museum curators, and honor local Holocaust survivors and World War II veterans.
Expert tour guide and architectural historian Rolf Achilles leads a bus tour of Chicago-area synagogues. From balustrades to bimahs, explore architecture, art, and sacred stories from the oldest synagogue to the most modern.
Tour begins and ends at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 North Clark Street.
From the foreign to the familiar, from Israel to Chicago, for five days, the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest presents the first Israeli Jazz Festival in Chicago. The festival will run from Sunday, May 19, through Thursday, May 23 at different venues throughout Chicago.
Dr. Oded Lipschits, Professor of Jewish History at Tel Aviv University, will deliver a lecture titled “The Myth of the Empty Land and The Myth of the Mass Return – A New Look on the History of Judah under Babylonian and Persian Rule.” Dr. Lipschits’ research focuses on the history and administration of Judah and the Judeans under Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian rule. In addition, he has directed archaeological excavations at Ramat Rahel, and the Ellah Valley Regional Project and the Lautenschläger Azekah Expedition.
* Alternatively, our Community Lag B'Omer Celebration at 12:30 *