Please join me for a look back at the history of Von Steuben High School as one of Chicago’s famed “Jewish high schools.” I’ll be retelling some of the fabulous stories I’ve heard from you — readers of this blog — and the photographs you’ve shared.
Starting with the opening of the school as a junior high school in 1930, I will share my research into how Von became a predominantly Jewish school, take a look at student activities over the years, and revisit many popular student hangouts of the day.
I am thrilled former Von basketball star, former athletic director and founder of the Von Steuben Alumni Association, Rich Wiener (Class of January ’64), will join me to present great moments in Von Steuben’s sports history. Plus, you’ll hear from a panel of Von experts — alums from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s — including one of this blog’s many great storytellers, Howard Glantz (Class of June ’55). See Howard’s recollection of Ned Singer’s sporting goods store in my post, “Everyone knew his name.”
Following the program, we’ll have time to schmooze and enjoy refreshments.
It should be a blast from the past and I hope to see you there.
Date: Sunday, August 28
Time: 2 pm
Location: Temple Beth Israel, 3601 Dempster Avenue, Skokie
Fee: Free for Chicago Jewish Historical Society and TBI members; $10 for non-members.
If you plan to attend or have any questions, please use the contact form to reach me. Be sure to say hello so we can meet in person.