Chicago's Jewish Architects: A Legacy of Modernism

Temple Beth Israel

3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL
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Birthplace of the skyscraper, Chicago played an important role in the development of architectural Modernism. This great legacy includes the contributions of many Jewish architects, some now famous and others who have long been overlooked.

In this illustrated talk, historian, author, and preservation planning consultant Julia Bachrach will highlight the work of Chicago Jewish architects from the 1890s through the 1970s. A social hour with kosher pastries will follow the program.


Cost: $10 per person

Chicago Jewish Historical Society members and Temple Beth Israel members get in free.

For more information, please call (312) 663-5634 or email