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 a rich life here at the branch, with many study groups (see below) 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. 

We have an Open House every Tuesday 7 pm - 9 pmThursday's 6 pm - 7 pm & many Weekends when we have Community Work Parties for more info. contact  Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

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!

 

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"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

EXPLORE HUMANITY’S PATH AND YOUR OWN.

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

Become a PDF member of the Rudolf Steiner Branch

 

Dear Friends – Thanks for Hosting the GC of the ASA here are a few  images from that gathering. 

Below is one of the topics from the Community Conversation:

Did you know that the Branch holds a hidden gem? That’s right; the back warehouse space is our diamond in the rough. Take a moment to discover it for yourself - Because we are in the midst of transforming it into a ‘Flex Space’ that will attract a tenant, either long-term or more Peerspace clients.  These kind of raw industrial loft-style spaces are very desirable in the rental market now. Here are the short term goals for this space:

 1.    Insulate the ceiling

2.    Install a furnace / air conditioner and related infrastructure

3.    Perform some light restoration and painting.

Our Treasurer Mihai Rosu, who is an engineer, along with Council President Chuck Ginsberg, & a few folks from the community, have been working most weekends to accomplish these improvements, but we need to buy some supplies.

So here's Your Chance to Invest in the Future!

 The Branch Council is requesting tax exempt donations and/or loans, in order to meet our $7,000 goal for this restoration. The loans are for 2-3 years, simple interest of 5%, paid yearly. More favorable terms are welcome.

You may drop off any checks or mail them directly to the Rudolf Steiner Branch 4249 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago 60618.

 If you'd like to support the Branch through service, come by on our ‘Work Party’ Days to help in the renovation. Contact Mihai Rosu

Thank you!

The Rudolf Steiner Branch Council hopes you will support these efforts, as we continue to provide Programs, and Festival Events, Monthly 1st Class Lessons, Study Groups, Library / Bookstore, and weekly Public Open House hours, in one of the few Branch homes in America to own their own building.  (Also, look forward to receiving new information on an improved email communications system coming very soon)

  

The Branch 'warehouse space' & the renovated Elderberries 3-Fold Space are currently available for rental on  PEER SPACE: for classes, events, meetings, retreats, art exhibits, etc...

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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.

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

June 16, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: TBA

 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

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Friday 18 May 2018 - The 3rd & final phase of Easter-Tide

Doors Open at 6:30pm

Whitsun: A Festival of United Soul-Endeavor -Connecting the original Pentecost with Rudolf Steiner’s deed at the Christmas Conference

7 pm – In the Library: AUM in Eurythmy

Social Sculpture with Nancy Melvin - Steiner’s ‘Blue Dot Exercise

In the Upper Room: Art Collages & Lecture with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

Foundation Stone Meditation with Joen Dealande

 Singing

AUM, Halleluiah in Eurythmy

$10 Donation or give what you will, to help support the Branch & buy art supplies

 Snacks to Share Encouraged.

 For more info. Hazel (at) ReverseRitualcom

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Work Parties to renovate the backspace - contact Council President  Chuck Ginsberg & Treasurer  Mihai Rosu

Also Tuesday May 29th at 9 am Spring Cleaning at the branch with Elisabeth Swisher & crew! Please join us. snacks provided!

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Eurythmy Class with Mary Ruud every Monday 9:30 am – 11 am  At the Christian Community 2135 W. Wilson Ave · Chicago, Il 60625 

Explore forms & do hygienic exercises in this fun weekly group 

For more info. contact Mary Ruud livingartseurythmy (at) gmailcom 

$10 suggested donation

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