Discover how the Jewish people found strength in their faith in order to maintain their humanity and dignity in the face of unimaginable tragedy and suffering with a two-part virtual program by Rabbi Reuven Brand, Rosh Kollel of the YU Torah Mitzion Kollel of Chicago. Attend one or both “lunch & learn” sessions for a meaningful conversation on spiritual resistance during the Holocaust, and hear empowering stories of those who risked their lives to sustain their souls. The two-part series will feature presentations by Rabbi Brand on how spirituality created opportunities for hope against the odds within the Warsaw & Vilna Ghettos, and within concentration camps & killing centers. Rabbi Brand will also facilitate a group discussion about universal lessons to be learned from Holocaust-era spiritual resistance.
“A master storyteller, Rabbi Brand understands the transformative power and connection of story as an entry point to understanding one of the darkest chapters in history. It is always an honor and privilege to learn from him, as he strengthens and challenges my own knowledge of faith and spirituality during the Holocaust.”
– Kelley Szany, Vice President of Education & Exhibitions, Illinois Holocaust Museum
Join Stacey, our wonderful Education Manager, and a special guest over zoom to learn some Viking history, play some games and more!
For registration, please follow the link here: http://swedishamericanmuseum.org/2.0/event/viking-party-online/
Learn to bake something Swedish from the comfort of your own kitchen.
In this first class (of two) no stove or oven is needed so children of all ages (although some might need help measuring) are welcome to attend.
The class is $10 and you will need to make sure you have all the ingredients.
Chokladbollar – Chocolate balls
Ingredients you will need to have ready:
Vanilla sugar (can also use vanilla extract)
Cold strong coffee
Our program is a dual language kindergarten program with most of the day in project based learning in German, incorporating science and social studies. We also foster social and emotional development through open play and physical education. In addition, students in Kindergarten will receive Mathematics and Language Arts instructions in English for a smooth transition into 1st grade.
Full Day: $1000/mo, billed in 10 installments; Before/After Care: $150/mo, per one hour session
Our program is a play-based full German immersion program, with an emphasis on project based learning, incorporating simple reading and writing activities, mathematical concepts, science and social studies. We also foster social and emotional development through open play and physical education.
Full Day: $1000/mo, billed in 10 installments; Half Day: $650/mo, billed in 10 installments; Before/After Care: $150/mo, per one hour session
A conversation with the award-winning NBC News correspondent about the presidency-defining policy to separate immigrant children and their families under the administration of Donald Trump. This event will be held over Zoom.
In partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago, the Garfield Park Conservatory & Gardens presents The Flowers of Monet.
Inspired by Claude Monet’s paintings, horticulturists will bring his canvases to life with asters, dahlias, nasturtiums, rose standards, and many other blooms. A living wall inspired by the Water Lilies series will provide an unusual interpretation of his work. The Flowers of Monet is a special display in the Artist’s Garden and will feature key examples of the plant life that captured Monet’s imagination and inspired his vision and technique.
Adult admission $5, children and members free.
This is a special exhibit in addition to a Conservatory Gardens visit – the indoor rooms of the Conservatory remain closed.
The American Writers Museum presents a conversation with Asaf Galay about his new documentary The Adventures of Saul Bellow. This program is a partnership with the Yiddish Book Center as part of their “Decade of Discovery.” This live event will be presented via Zoom and will stream live on the Yiddish Book Center’s Facebook page. Space is limited. If you’d like to reserve a virtual seat in the Zoom audience—which will allow you to submit questions—registration is required.
Family festival is back again this year in the museum parking lot. Join us for some Pippi Longstocking themed activities and fun. Festivities include games, crafts, giveaways, raffles and more. Of course, we will be serving Swedish food as well! Most things at the festival will be free, however a few items will have a fee.
This year we have to limit the number of guests at any one time and take some time between groups to sanitize. To guarantee a space for your family or group please sing up beforehand. You can show up without a registration but risk being turned away. To register for the event you will have to pay $5 to hold your reservation and the money will be given back to you in the form of tickets to use for raffles or food at the event. There are no refunds on registrations.
Class Description: This Elementary School class prepares our students to become balanced bilinguals who are able to confidently express themselves in spoken German and in German reading and writing.
Class Structure: Students will meet with their teacher and their classmates in a 90 minute zoom sessions. In addition, students will receive assignments from their teacher via email or google classroom.
Zoom Meeting Times: Wednesday, 3:30PM – 5:00PM
1. Students must be able to understand all directions given in German and must be able to express themselves in German, with the exception of grammatical and vocabulary errors.
2. This class is designed for students who will attend elementary school this fall. Students will be divided in separate classes with students who are as closely in age as possible.
Minimum Enrollment: 6 Students
*Payment must be received within 15 minutes of registration to avoid cancelling your enrollment. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.
Member tuition $300
Non-member tuition $325