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ILLINOIS

Engaging With the Present: This exhibit, honoring the 75th anniversary of the American Jewish Artists Club, highlights the development of modern art in Chicago and explores the role of Jewish artists in its conception and growth. Until Aug. 1. Spertus Museum at Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, 618 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago; Sun.-Wed. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Sat. (312-322-1747 or e-mail [email protected]/www.spertus.edu)

MARYLAND

Lives Lost, Lives Found: Baltimore’s German Jewish Refugees, 1933-1945: This original Jewish Museum of Maryland exhibit breaks new ground in telling the story of the German Jewish refugees who found a haven in Baltimore during the Nazi era. The exhibit brings to life a dramatic, compelling tale of dispossession and adaptation and explores how the local Jewish community assisted the newcomers as they fled for their lives. A book-length catalog accompanies the exhibition. Until April 2005. Museum Hours: Sun., Tues., Wed. and Thurs. 12 p.m.-4 p.m. (410-732-6400, ext. 29, or www.jewishmuseummd.org/html/exhibits_main.html)

MASSACHUSETTS

The Art of the Game: Jewish Athletes in America is an exhibit highlighting the athletic successes, innovations and struggles of discrimination against Jews in sports. Gallery hours: Mon 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Tues. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Wed. 12 p.m.-6 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sun. 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Please note: The gallery is closed daily from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Jewish holidays. (617-558-6522 or www.lsjcc.org)

OREGON

Light & Life — Congregation Beth Israel and the Founding of a Community: Beth Israel, with its 146-year-old history, is older than the state of Oregon. The story of the synagogue buildings, the rabbis and the eminent founding families illustrates the dramatic growth of Oregon’s Jewish community and the sociological changes within it. Until Aug. 29; Oregon Jewish Museum, 310 NW Davis Street, Portland; Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (503-226-3600 or www.ojm.org)

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