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Chicago Jewry: From Maxwell Street to Suburbia

Central Synagogue, The South Side Hebrew Congregation was founded this season in 1888.
We invite the community to join us for our 125th anniversary celebration kick-off event.

"Chicago Jewry: From Maxwell Street to Suburbia"

Presented by our special guest:
Dr. Irving Cutler


Join us for this special lecture event. Gain an inside look into the inspiring history of Jewish Chicago and what makes our city unique. We welcome our distinguished guest Dr. Irving Cutler who will track, via slides, the history of the Jews of Chicago from their earliest settlement to the present. A nostalgic journey that includes such past and present Jewish areas such as Maxwell Street, Lawndale, Humboldt Park, Albany Park, West Rogers Park, Hyde Park, South Shore as well as present-day suburbia. Light Reception to follow.

Dr. Irving Cutler is a well-known author and lecturer on the history of Jewish Chicago. He is the author of several books including the award winning “The Jews of Chicago: From Shtetl to Suburb” and “Chicago’s Jewish West Side”. Dr. Cutler has participated in a number of radio and television programs and has given many tours and talks on various aspects of Chicago, including Jewish Chicago. He has also been the curator of two major Jewish exhibits in the city and is a founding member of the Chicago Jewish Historical Society.

Location: Central Synagogue of Chicago
Water Tower Place, Sanctuary Suite 913E
The Traditional Conservative Egalitarian Synagogue of the Near North Side & Downtown











Parking at Water Tower Place Garage - up to 4 hours is $11 with validation

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Via Public Transit, take the CTA Red line to the Chicago stop and walk 3 blocks East to Michigan and then one block north. Or take the numero
us express/local buses that go to North Michigan Ave, 146, 147, 151, 3, 66 and others.

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