‘How to Build a House for a Cloud’ at Spertus in Chicago

3 Oct

How can a sukkah (the temporary shelter built for the festival of Sukkot) express both Jewish tradition and contemporary concerns about living lightly on the earth? Join Chicago artist Amy Reichert as she shares creative approaches to sukkah building, weaving together her understanding of Torah, tradition, and Talmud. Her elegant sukkah with a cloud-shaped roof was inspired by a Talmudic discussion in which Rabbi Eliezer viewed the sukkah as a cloud-like miraculous presence that hovered of the the Israelites as they journeyed in exile.

How to Build a House for a Cloud
Sunday, October 9, 2011

Spertus Institute
610 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL
Directly across the street from Chicago’s Grant Park.

Please note special time
$18 | $10 for Spertus members | $8 for students
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See Amy Reichert’s Cloud Sukkah at Spertus September 18–October 9.

Sukkot commemorates the years Jews lived in temporary shelters in the wilderness after being freed from slavery in Egypt. This year Sukkot begins at sundown on October 12.

Amy Reichert is an architect, artist, and exhibit designer. Her work can be found in museums and private collections around the world, including the Jewish Museums of New York and Vienna. She combines her studio practice with teaching and serves on the faculty of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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