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The Chicago Hebrew Institute was founded in 1903 but remained a “paper institute” for several years.

Adolph Joachim Sabath (1866–1952) was born into the only Jewish family in the small town of Zabori, Bohemia (now the Czech Republic).

Chicagoan Isadore Turner (ca. 1882-1966) served for fifty years as a leader in the local Zionist movement.

The Game of Bible Objects consists of 105 cards, each with a picture of an object connected with the Bible and text references. The box is illustrated with a scene of Rebecca at the well.

"Chantshe in America" is a comedy in four acts, written for Yiddish theatre by Nahum Rakow with music by the Lithuanian-born Jewish composer Joseph Rumshinsky (1881–1956).

Shaped card opens into an elaborate, free standing scene: a synagogue interior, with a group of men holding Torah aloft at center.

William Auerbach-Levy was born William Auerbach in Brest-Litovsk, Russia in 1889. His family moved to the United States when Auerbach was about five years old, and adopted the name Levy.

Milton Resnick, a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism, offered a great deal of innovation, intensity, and commitment to the genre.

This is one of a series of prints by Mauricio Lasansky mourning those who perished in the Holocaust.

Named for the mourner's prayer in Jewish ritual, the Kaddish series is a suite of eight intaglio prints by the Argentine-born artist Mauricio Lasansky (1914-2012).

Seymour Rosofsky (1924-1981) was a seminal figure in the development of a distinctive Chicago school in 20th-century art. He was born to Jewish immigrant parents on Chicago's West Side.