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      EXHIBIT: A Jewish Homeland in Chicago

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      July 6, 2012

      Friday  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (daily until September 20, 2012)

      610 South Michigan Avenue
      Chicago, Illinois 60605

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      EXHIBIT: A Jewish Homeland

      Spertus, Chicago’s center for Jewish learning and culture, opens the next segment of its evolving exhibit on Chicago’s Jewish history. Titled "A Jewish Homeland," this is the sixth intimate “chapter” (each on display for several months) of Spertus’ multi-year exhibit, Uncovered & Rediscovered: Stories of Jewish Chicago. Using archival materials, cultural and fine art objects, and audio-visual content from Spertus’ collections, this project documents both celebrated and little-known episodes in the history of Chicago’s Jewish community.

      "A Jewish Homeland" explores efforts made by Chicagoans to secure a Jewish state, beginning with the founding of the country’s first Zionist organization on Chicago’s Near West Side in 1896. In this chapter, Methodist Minister William Blackstone (a cousin of the family for whom the Blackstone Hotel is named) petitions Presidents Harrison and Wilson
      to establish a Jewish state in Palestine, while a group of prominent Chicagoans raise funds for an alternate Jewish homeland in Siberia. The chapter also delves into the local response to the horrors of the Nazi regime, and later, the celebration for the founding of the State of Israel.

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Art Galleries & Exhibits | Museums & Attractions | Religion & Spirituality

      This event repeats daily until September 20, 2012:

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