Greetings and Welcome to the website of The Rudolph Steiner Branch of the Anthroposophical Society.  We are located near the bustling Lincoln Square neighborhood in Chicago.  Map

We have an Open House every Tuesday 7 pm - 9 pm, Thursday's 6 pm - 7 pm & many Saturday's when we have Community Work Parties 10 am - 1 pm for more info. contact  Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

We have a rich life here at the branch, with many study groups, PDF Program/LecturesPDF Workshops, and PDF Festivals. Branch  Calendar

Ongoing events are listed below. Festivals and Special events are in the column to the right. 

Do you have a desire to serve & share your gifts? 

Be an active member of the Community!

There are many things that need to happen to keep the branch life alive. WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Community Work Party: Saturday March 24, April 7, 21, 28 2018 - 10 am - 1 pm


PDF Anthroposophy is...

"Anthroposophy opens its wellsprings, and the human will, carried by love, may draw from the waters. It brings to life love for humankind and thereby works creatively in impulses for moral action and true social interaction.” — Rudolf Steiner


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Read about the latest AGM “ PDF Rise Up! – Life as a Labor of Love” Conference in Phoenix, Arizona

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The council for the Rudolf Steiner Branch is pleased to announce that we have signed a lease with Elderberries Threefold Café Chicago!

The Branch has been without tenants for many years, which has drained our savings.  The board was faced with a decision to try to sell the building now, or to give Elderberries a chance.

The Branch Council decided that we should work with Elderberries instead of putting the building up for sale at this time.  

Elderberries has been working out of Anthroposophy for the last nine years in Hollywood, CA with a particular interest in the Threefold Social Order.

Elderberries 3-Fold Chicago Cafe will open sometime in the spring. They are working on getting permits & are looking for an ARCHITECT to stamp the blueprints for the city. If you have info. or would like to help in any way contact Daniel Evaeus 323-675-8859 

Watch this  fun video staring some of our members

Sincerely yours - The RSB Chicago Council


The newly renovated Elderberries 3-Fold Space is currently available for rental on  PEER SPACE: for classes, events, meetings, retreats, art exhibits, etc...


Please contact each event coordinator for information on a particular event.

For general questions or to be added to the email list to receive notices about upcoming events contact  Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

To special order a book or specific item, or for information on lodging, please call Janis Ignoffo (773) 549-5753 

Council Members:

President - Chuck Ginsberg 

Treasurer - Mihai Rosu

Secretary - Mary Ruud

Programs Coordinator - Andrei Onegin

Festivals Coordinator -  Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

Kurtis Heath Estep

Sunday Evenings, 5:00 -7:00 pm: The Apocalypse of St. John, by Rudolf Steiner.  For more information, contact Andrei at (773) 764-2313.  Location:Rudolf Steiner Branch-Upstairs

Wednesday Mornings, 8:00-9:45 am. Karmic Relationships Vol. 2, by Rudolf Steiner, incorporating: The Calendar of the Soul, Eurythmy, Focused Discussion, & Seasonal Artistic Explorations. For more information, contact Hazel Archer Ginsberg (773) 549-3026 Location: The Chicago Waldorf School Library 1300 W Loyola Ave. Chicago Il 60626

Wednesday Evenings, 7:00-9:00 pm. This study group is working with The Boundaries of Natural Science, by Rudolf Steiner. All who are interested are welcome to join us. For more information, call David Kavesh (312-451-9872)

Third Thursday mornings, 10:30 am - Noon.  Once a month this group will study “Sleep and Death”, Chapter 3 in Rudolf Steiner’s book, An Outline of Esoteric Science. Please feel free to join us. Books are available at the Branch. For more information, contact Alice (773-528-5340) or Carolyn (773-539-3688).

Thursday Evenings, 7:00 - 9:00 pm. We are reading Steiner’s book, An Outline of Esoteric [or Occult] Science. Anyone interested in joining us is invited to contact Clark Remington (773- 595-5793)

First Class meets on the third Saturday of each month. (with some exceptions) The lesson begins promptly at 6:00 pm.  Please arrive ahead of time, so you have a chance to come into the mood of the class before the lesson begins. What is The PDF School of Spiritual Science?

After the reading of the lesson, we will take a short break.  We will reconvene in a circle for conversation about the lesson.  Ending time is approximately 9:00 pm.

April 21, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: Lesson 18

May 19, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: Lesson 19

June 16, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: To be announced

 Chicago Waldorf School

 Urban Prairie Waldorf School 

 City Garden Early Childhood Waldorf School

 Four Winds Waldorf School 

 Da Vinci Waldorf School

 Arcturus Rudolf Steiner Education Program

 Reverse Ritual - Understanding Anthroposophy Through the Rhythms of the Year

 Angelic Organics 

 Zinniker Biodynamic Farm

 Rudolf Steiner Archive 

The  National Anthroposophical Society site

and  The Goetheaum in Dornach












All events take place at the Rudolf Steiner Branch, 4249 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618 except as noted.

Branch  Calendar - PDF Festivals - PDF Programs


Our Monthly Community Conversation

Friday March 23rd 2018 – 7 pm – 9 pm -

Facilitated by Christian Community Priest Paul Newman - Come be part of our ongoing Goethean Conversation about the future of Anthroposophy and its cultivation here in Chicago.


10 am – 1 pm Saturday March 24th, April 7th – April 21st & 28th 2018 - 

Work Parties in April with Council President  Chuck Ginsberg & Treasurer  Mihai Rosu


The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreuz –

Our Holy Week Study & Easter Festival 

Palm Sunday, March 25th –4 pm – 6 pm,

Holy Monday – Good Friday, March 26- 30th – 7 pm – 9 pm

Holy Saturday March 31st & Easter Sunday, April 1st 2018 – 4 pm – 6pm

This primary Rosicrucian text provides a 7 stage initiation, which we will traverse together on each of the days of Holy Week. We will discuss the symbolism & render some of the images from the text using various artistic mediums.

Please print your own  PDF copy

4 pm – 6 pm Easter Sunday April 1st 2018

The Chymical Wedding - an artistic exploration with Deborah Rogers, 

Christian Rosenkreutz: ‘Granum Pectori Jesu Insitum’ by Hazel Archer-Ginsberg,

Eurythmy with Mary Spaulding

$10 Donation to support Eurythmy & Art Supplies, Snacks to Share Encouraged - Hazel will bring the Pascal Lamb

for more info. Contact  Hazel (at) ReverseRitualcom 


Friday Aril 27th 2018, 7 pm – 9 pm

Goethean Conversation about the future of Anthroposophy and its cultivation here in Chicago


SAVE THE DATE: The General Council of the Anthroposophical Society of America will lead our Open Conversation Saturday May 5 th 2018, 7 pm – 9 pm