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The Durchslag Haggadah Collection: A Magnificent Scholarly Collection Reflecting Personal Connections and a Collector’s Passion.

January 19, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm CST

Sponsored by the Chicago Jewish Historical Society and the Caxton Club

Join the Caxton Club and the Chicago Jewish Historical Society as we co-host Stephen Durchslag to discuss his vast Haggadah collection. This collection of Passover texts began in 1984 when Steve saw a 200-year-old volume in a bookstore and was reminded of family celebrations of the Jewish holiday in his childhood. The collection now exceeds 4,500 volumes in 31 languages spanning more than 500 years. The earliest volume dates from 1485 while others express the diversity of Jewish traditions, including modern secular expressions. After a distinguished 46-year legal career, Steve retired as the head of Winston & Strawn’s intellectual property department and is a doctoral student at the University of Chicago Divinity School.

Zoom presentation is free and open to all.

Advanced registration required via website: https://caxtonclub.org/event-4599034/Registration


January 19, 2022
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm CST


Caxton Club