Language School Calendar

Upcoming events

    • Monday, January 27, 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • Monday, May 18, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Dank Haus German American Cultural Center
    Register

    Our Half Day Preschool on Mondays is play-based German language group for kids ages 3 -5 filled with songs, stories, crafts, movement and play. Children will learn in a playful way and must be potty trained. This class meets from 09:00am-12:00pm.

    Parents are welcome to enroll their children in only one, two or all three mornings of this class. If you would like to enroll in our Wednesday Sonnenkinder click HEREif you would like to also enroll in our Friday class click HERE.

    *Payment must be received within 15 minutes of registration to avoid cancelling your enrollment. Please contact Danica Polanski with any questions.

    • Monday, January 27, 2020
    • 9:15 AM
    • Monday, May 18, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Dank Haus German American Cultural Center
    Register

    What is Krabbelgruppe? Think playgroup meets German Circle Time!  In this fun and playful parent-child get-together, families gather for a round of German songs & rhymes, play and fun activities introducing children (and sometimes parents/care takers alike) to the German language.

    MÄUSE (Mice) is our Monday morning Krabbelgruppe that welcomes kids who are 1 - 3 years old.

    *Payment must be received within 15 minutes of registration to avoid cancelling your enrollment. Please contact danica@dankhaus.com with any questions.

    • Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    • DANK Haus
    Register

    In this blended learning class, we will focus on reading and writing. It will include three in person meetings and all other session will take place online at your convenience. The readings examine contemporary topics of daily life in the German speaking countries, such as politics, literature, sport, music, etc. The reading lessons will be accompanied by a set of pre- and post-reading activities. Each week, students will work on a written response, based on the readings and express their own views and ideas on the topic. Students will receive feedback on their reading and writing activities. Grammar activities will be completed as well. In addition, students will participate in asynchronous online discussions.

    Prerequisites: Due to the flexible structure of the course and the student-centered approach adopted for this class, students at various levels of proficiency may enroll. This class welcomes students who qualify for Elementary German III and IV as well as Intermediate German I and II. Please refer to our placement test and indicate your score when registering.


    • Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    • 4:00 AM
    • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    • 6:15 PM
    • Dank Haus German American Cultural Center, 3rd floor
    Register

    For Elementary, Middle School and Teenage Classes

    Register your child for German Language Classes using our new and easy system:

    Let us know your child's age, current grade level and German language background and we will place your child in the appropriate class. You will be informed about your child's placement before classes start. 

                     

    *Payment must be received within 15 minutes of registration to avoid cancelling your enrollment. Please contact danica@dankhaus.com with any questions. 


    • Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Dank Haus German American Cultural Center
    Register

    Our Half Day Preschool on Wednesday is play-based German language group for kids ages 3 -5 filled with songs, stories, crafts, movement and play. Children will learn in a playful way and must be potty trained. This class meets from 09:00am-12:00pm.

    Parents are welcome to enroll their children in only one, two or all three mornings of this class. If you would like to enroll in our Monday Sonnenkinder click HEREif you would like to also enroll in our Friday class click HERE.

    *Payment must be received within 15 minutes of registration to avoid cancelling your enrollment. Please contact Danica Polanski with any questions.

    • Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    • 8:45 PM
    • DANK Haus
    Register
    Willkommen to WEDNESDAY Elementary German I!

    This 16 class course is designed for beginning learners of German. You will learn how to communicate effectively in German on a basic level while developing strategies that will help you engage in conversations with native speakers and approach authentic reading material. The textbook for this class is LINIE 1 - A1.1 which can be ordered by using the Klett Online Portal.

    Schedule conflicts: 

    Our experienced instructors in the adult-level classes are accustomed to classes of students with many family and professional obligations that can occasionally conflict with the class schedule. It is not uncommon for our students to miss one or two classes during the semester. We encourage you to enroll and work with your instructor on obtaining notes and homework in advance of your planned absence.

    *Payment must be received within 15 minutes of registration to avoid cancelling your enrollment. Please contact danica@dankhaus.com with any questions.

    **Note: Tuition does not include the textbook or workbook. 

    Minimum Enrollment: 6 Students

    • Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    • 8:45 PM
    • DANK Haus
    Register
    Willkommen to WEDNESDAY Elementary German II! This 16 class course is designed for beginning learners of German. You will learn how to communicate effectively in German on a basic level while developing strategies that will help you engage in conversations with native speakers and approach authentic reading material. The textbook for this class is LINIE 1 - A1.2 which can be ordered by using the Klett Online Portal.


    Schedule conflicts: 

    Our experienced instructors in the adult-level classes are accustomed to classes of students with many family and professional obligations that can occasionally conflict with the class schedule. It is not uncommon for our students to miss one or two classes during the semester. We encourage you to enroll and work with your instructor on obtaining notes and homework in advance of your planned absence.

    *Payment must be received within 15 minutes of registration to avoid cancelling your enrollment. Please contact danica@dankhaus.com with any questions.

    *Note: Tuition does not include textbook. 

    Minimum Enrollment: 6 Students

    • Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    • 8:45 PM
    • DANK Haus
    Register
    Willkommen to WEDNESDAY Elementary German III

    This 16 class course is designed for beginning learners of German. You will learn how to communicate effectively in German on a basic level while developing strategies that will help you engage in conversations with native speakers and approach authentic reading material. The textbook for this class is LINIE 1 - A2.1 which can be ordered by using the Klett Online Portal.

    Schedule conflicts: 

    Our experienced instructors in the adult-level classes are accustomed to classes of students with many family and professional obligations that can occasionally conflict with the class schedule. It is not uncommon for our students to miss one or two classes during the semester. We encourage you to enroll and work with your instructor on obtaining notes and homework in advance of your planned absence.

    *Payment must be received within 15 minutes of registration to avoid cancelling your enrollment. Please contact danica@dankhaus.com with any questions.

    *Note: Tuition does not include textbook. 

    Minimum Enrollment: 6 Students

    • Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    • 8:45 PM
    • DANK Haus
    Register
    Willkommen to WEDNESDAY Elementary German IV! This 16 class course is designed for beginning learners of German. You will learn how to communicate effectively in German on a basic level while developing strategies that will help you engage in conversations with native speakers and approach authentic reading material. The textbook for this class is LINIE 1 - A2.2 which can be ordered by using the Klett Online Portal..


    Schedule conflicts: 

    Our experienced instructors in the adult-level classes are accustomed to classes of students with many family and professional obligations that can occasionally conflict with the class schedule. It is not uncommon for our students to miss one or two classes during the semester. We encourage you to enroll and work with your instructor on obtaining notes and homework in advance of your planned absence.

    *Payment must be received within 15 minutes of registration to avoid cancelling your enrollment. Please contact danica@dankhaus.com with any questions.

    *Note: Tuition does not include textbook. 

    • Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    • 8:45 PM
    • DANK Haus
    Register
    Willkommen to Intermediate German II!

    This course is designed for lower intermediate learners of German. You will expand your knowledge in German and improve your ability to communicate effectively. You will also develop strategies that will help you engage in conversations with native speakers and approach authentic reading material. The textbook for this class is Linie 1 - B2 which can be ordered by using the Klett Online Portal..

    Minimum Enrollment: 6 Students

    • Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    • 8:45 PM
    • DANK Haus
    Register
    Willkommen zu WEDNESDAY Advanced German!

    This course aims to further expand your knowledge of German while focusing on strengthening your confidence in the use of German in everyday situations. A communicative approach of language teaching and learning is used and a variety of stimulating oral and written exercises is employed, in conjunction with listening and reading comprehension exercises. The textbook for this class is Aspekte Neu - B2 which can be ordered by using the Klett Online Portal.

    Minimum Enrollment: 6 Students

    This class meets Wednesdays from 06:30PM-08:45PM.

    • Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    • 8:45 PM
    • DANK Haus
    Register
    Willkommen zu WEDNESDAY Advanced German! This course aims to further expand your knowledge of German while focusing on strengthening your confidence in the use of German in everyday situations. A communicative approach of language teaching and learning is used and a variety of stimulating oral and written exercises is employed, in conjunction with listening and reading comprehension exercises. You will read and discuss a broad variety of interesting texts. Vocabulary will be expanded and grammatical ability will be strengthened. 


    Minimum Enrollment: 6 Students

    This class meets Wednesdays from 06:30PM-08:45PM.

    • Friday, January 31, 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, May 22, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Dank Haus German American Cultural Center
    Register

    Our Half Day Preschool on Friday is play-based German language group for kids ages 3 -5 filled with songs, stories, crafts, movement and play. Children will learn in a playful way and must be potty trained. This class meets from 09:00am-12:00pm.

    Parents are welcome to enroll their children in only one, two or all three mornings of this class. If you would like to enroll in our Monday Sonnenkinder click HEREif you would like to also enroll in our Wednesday class click HERE.

    *Payment must be received within 15 minutes of registration to avoid cancelling your enrollment. Please contact Danica Polanski with any questions.

    • Saturday, February 01, 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • Saturday, May 30, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Dank Haus German American Cultural Center, 3rd Floor
    Register

    For Elementary, Middle School and Teenage Classes

    Register your child for German Language Classes using our new and easy system:

    Let us know your child's age, current grade level and German language background and we will place your child in the appropriate class. You will be informed about your child's placement before classes start. 

                     

    *Payment must be received within 15 minutes of registration to avoid cancelling your enrollment. Please contact danica@dankhaus.com with any questions. 

    • Saturday, February 01, 2020
    • 9:15 AM
    • Saturday, May 30, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Dank Haus German American Cultural Center
    Register

    What is Krabbelgruppe? Think playgroup meets German Circle Time!  In this fun and playful parent-child get-together, families gather for a round of German songs & rhymes, play and fun activities introducing children (and sometimes parents/care takers alike) to the German language.

    MÄUSE (Mice) is our Saturday morning Krabbelgruppe that welcomes kids who are ~1 year old.

    *Payment must be received within 15 minutes of registration to avoid cancelling your enrollment. Please contact danica@dankhaus.com with any questions.

    • Saturday, February 01, 2020
    • 9:15 AM
    • Saturday, May 30, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Dank Haus German American Cultural Center
    Register

    Kinderschule Preschool welcomes kids who are 3-5years old. Over the course of the school year, children in Preschool will be exposed to a play-based* immersion language class that fosters intellectual growth and pre-literacy skills through fun activities and age appropriate projects. In addition to improving their German language, children will learn essential social and emotional skills.  Children in Preschool class must be toilet trained.

    *In Preschool we are not working with work- or vocabulary sheets. 

    *Payment must be received within 15 minutes of registration to avoid cancelling your enrollment. Please contact danica@dankhaus.com with any questions.

    • Saturday, February 01, 2020
    • 9:15 AM
    • Saturday, May 30, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Dank Haus German American Cultural Center
    Register

    Kindergarten/Vorschule welcomes kids who are 5-6 years old. Kindergarten will ensure a smooth transition between Preschool and lower elementary school. Over the course of the school year, children will be exposed to a play-based* immersion language class that fosters intellectual growth and pre-literacy skills through fun activities and age appropriate projects. In addition to improving their German language, children will learn essential social and emotional skills.  

    *In Kindergarten we are not working with work- or vocabulary sheets, but with many fun hands-on projects.

    *Payment must be received within 15 minutes of registration to avoid cancelling your enrollment. Please contact danica@dankhaus.com with any questions.

    • Saturday, February 01, 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, May 30, 2020
    • 11:45 AM
    • DANK Haus
    Register
    Willkommen to WEDNESDAY Elementary German II! This 16 class course is designed for beginning learners of German. You will learn how to communicate effectively in German on a basic level while developing strategies that will help you engage in conversations with native speakers and approach authentic reading material. The textbook for this class is LINIE 1 - A1.2.


    Schedule conflicts: 

    Our experienced instructors in the adult-level classes are accustomed to classes of students with many family and professional obligations that can occasionally conflict with the class schedule. It is not uncommon for our students to miss one or two classes during the semester. We encourage you to enroll and work with your instructor on obtaining notes and homework in advance of your planned absence.

    *Payment must be received within 15 minutes of registration to avoid cancelling your enrollment. Please contact danica@dankhaus.com with any questions.

    *Note: Tuition does not include textbook. 

    Minimum Enrollment: 6 Students

    • Saturday, February 01, 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, May 30, 2020
    • 11:45 PM
    • DANK Haus
    Register
    Willkommen to WEDNESDAY Elementary German I!

    This 16 class course is designed for beginning learners of German. You will learn how to communicate effectively in German on a basic level while developing strategies that will help you engage in conversations with native speakers and approach authentic reading material. The textbook for this class is LINIE 1 - A1.1.

    Schedule conflicts: 

    Our experienced instructors in the adult-level classes are accustomed to classes of students with many family and professional obligations that can occasionally conflict with the class schedule. It is not uncommon for our students to miss one or two classes during the semester. We encourage you to enroll and work with your instructor on obtaining notes and homework in advance of your planned absence.

    *Payment must be received within 15 minutes of registration to avoid cancelling your enrollment. Please contact danica@dankhaus.com with any questions.

    **Note: Tuition does not include the textbook or workbook. 

    Minimum Enrollment: 6 Students

    • Saturday, February 01, 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, May 30, 2020
    • 11:45 PM
    • DANK Haus
    Register
    In the Saturday Practice Class, students can practice their German skills. The goal is for students to become more confident speaking German by reinforcing vocabulary knowledge and grammar concepts. It is a wonderful supplement to our Wednesday classes to strengthen previously learned concepts but can be taken on its own to formalize and polish German skills acquired at home or during vacations. The class reinforces skills and concepts from Elementary III (A2.1), but students in Elementary II (A1.2) and in Elementary IV (A2.2) are welcome to join the class to practice their German.


    *Payment must be received within 15 minutes of registration to avoid cancelling your enrollment. Please contact danica@dankhaus.com with any questions.

    Minimum Enrollment: 6 Students

    • Saturday, February 01, 2020
    • 10:15 AM
    • Saturday, May 30, 2020
    • 11:00 AM
    • Dank Haus German American Cultural Center
    Register

    What is Krabbelgruppe? Think playgroup meets German Circle Time!  In this fun and playful parent-child get-together, families gather for a round of German songs & rhymes, play and fun activities introducing children (and sometimes parents/care takers alike) to the German language.

    Küken (little chicks) is our Saturday morning Krabbelgruppe that welcomes our two-year old children.

    *Payment must be received within 15 minutes of registration to avoid cancelling your enrollment. Please contact Danica Polanski with any questions.

    • Saturday, February 01, 2020
    • 11:15 AM
    • Saturday, May 30, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Dank Haus German American Cultural Center
    Register

    What is Krabbelgruppe? Think playgroup meets German Circle Time!  In this fun and playful parent-child get-together, families gather for a round of German songs & rhymes, play, and fun activities introducing children (and sometimes parents/care takers alike) to the German language.

    Not ready for our Vorschule/ Preschool yet? SPATZEN (SPARROWS) is our Saturday morning Krabbelgruppe that welcomes our three-year olds.

    *Payment must be received within 15 minutes of registration to avoid cancelling your enrollment. Please contact Danica Polanski with any questions.

    • Monday, March 30, 2020
    • 12:00 AM
    • Friday, May 01, 2020
    • 11:59 PM
    • DANK Haus
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    NEW: Start learning the fundamentals of German during the month of April! Sign up for this fully-online, instructor-led, and flexible class to fit your schedule.

    Learn basic German sentences and language structure in individual as well as group activities and enjoy the chance for more one-on-one interaction with an instructor. This class meets online on Tuesdays (8:30pm-9:30pm) and Fridays (2pm-3pm) for video meetings with your instructor (and classmates). The included course materials include listening exercises you can play from your phone.  Have the flexibility to work on your assignments where and when you can, and the opportunity to interact with a native speaker German instructor when you need it!

    Prerequisites: Absolutely no prior experience in German? Perfect! This is the right class for you!

    Minimum Enrollment: 6 Students    //  Order your book here






    • Thursday, April 09, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    Register

    VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB SUPPORTING THE BOOK CELLAR OF LINCOLN SQUARE

    April 9th - Introduction Meeting

    April 23rd - Book Review

    Join our book club from the comfort of your own home! Suzy from The Book Cellar has selected our first title, Olive Kitteridge.

    This fictional story is set in Crosby, Maine, where the main character, Olive, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town and in the world at large.  As the townspeople grapple with their problems, mild and dire, Olive is brought to a deeper understanding of herself and her life—sometimes painfully, but always with ruthless honesty. Olive Kitteridge offers profound insights into the human condition—its conflicts, its tragedies and joys, and the endurance it requires.

    There Is no fee to join the book club. Meetings will be held virtually through Zoom.us on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, until we can meet in real life.

    You may already have the book in your collection, or if you need a copy, you can purchase it online from our local bookstore, The Book Cellar. All books will be shipped in two to three business days.

    PLEASE register for this class so you can receive the link for the virtual meeting. You may also email us at lauraengel@dankhaus.com

    Order your book online:

    https://www.bookcellarinc.com/book/9780812971835

    • Friday, April 17, 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Skyline Lounge

    Come one, come all to our first ever VIRTUAL Stammtisch Open Haus on April 17th, 2020! Join us as we celebrate good friends and good times at the DANK Haus. The virtual party begins at 7:30!

    Simply click this link and you will be prompted to install Zoom.us on your computer, tablet or smart phone. Once you've joined the meeting, you can see fellow guests, say hello and even try your hand our virtual trivia game!

    Since we can't serve you any beer, may we suggest stopping by Dovetail Brewery before the virtual party? They have packaged goods that you can purchase in advance and pick up curbside. We recommend the Hellas! And for your dining pleasure, why not order from Himmel's Restaurant? Pick up their daily special and treat yourself while you and your friends play our trivia game!

    This is a great way to meet new friends, or bring your friends and introduce them to the Haus! Normally, Stammtisch is held in our Skyline Lounge, complete with vintage bar and unbeatable panoramic views of the Chicago skyline, but we are being creative and hope to spread some joy to all that join!

    Remember, just click on this link at 7:30 PM (or whenever you want to join us!) on Friday, April 17, 2020. 

    Join here:
    https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8305101834

    • Wednesday, April 29, 2020
    • 5:45 PM
    • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    • 6:15 PM
    • Library, 4th Floor

    Join us for a cup of coffee and a good German conversation. DANK Haus student or not: German speakers of all levels are invited to join DANK Haus teachers and staff for our weekly chat auf Deutsch!

    Kaffeeklatsch will be hosted every Wednesday from 5:30-6:15pm in Room 206. 



    • Friday, May 01, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 4740 N. Western Ave

    "

    This disease and its consequences can be fought with strength and humor."

    "We are each 1 Cancer Patient."

    - Traci Asher

    "1 Cancer Patient" highlights 5 women who have faced cancer or are currently facing it. Each experience is unique, and their work shows different ways their fight has been navigated. At our opening reception, meet the artists and take in these impactful works.

    Featured Artists:

    • Sara Peak Convery
    • Jane Michalski
    • Nancy Pirri
    • Laura Marie Sanchez
    • and the photography of Traci Asher by  Warren Perlstein, Georgina Caites, and Stacy Cain

    Media include photography, painting, sculpture, and mosaic. The subject matter can be difficult for viewers and includes nudity.

    The event is free and open to the public. The exhibition is located in our 4th floor Scharpenberg Gallery and runs through June 6, 2020. Free parking is located at 5/3 Bank at the corner of Western and Gunnison.

    • Friday, May 01, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 4740 N. Western Avenue

    Andrew Schulze in Concert!

    Come and enjoy a live performance in our 5th Floor ballroom showcasing the works of three of Germany's most beloved composers, "The Three Bs: A Concert of Music by Bach, Beethoven and Brahms." This special concert will feature the singing of bass-baritone Andrew Schultze and Svetlana Belsky on the piano in a performance of songs, arias and keyboard.

    Andrew Schultze is an active performer, conductor, stage director and teacher. He is well known as an interpreter of the standard opera/oratorio repertoire, as a concert singer, and as a specialist in the performance of early music. He has performed around the world including Austria, France, Italy and more. His rich voice and lively conversation is welcome by guests and audience members.

    Andrew will be accompanied by Svetlana Belsky is an in-demand recitalist and chamber pianist, noted for her remarkable rapport with audiences and stylistic versatility. She has appeared in the Ukraine, Russia, Poland, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and throughout the United States. Her performance credits include Carnegie Recital Hall, Kiev Philharmonic Hall, Dame Myra Hess Series, Music in the Loft, countless university concert series, live recitals on Chicago’s WFMT and New York’s WQXR, and guest appearances with the University of Chicago Symphony, Southern Illinois Symphony, Chicago Chamber Orchestra and the Tutti Orchestra.

    Admittance to the performance free. A $5 donation is suggested. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. Free parking is located at 5/3 Bank located at Western and Gunnison Avenue. 

    • Saturday, May 02, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 4740 N. Western Avenue

    Frank Muschalle in Concert!

    On Saturday, May 2, DANK Haus will present a very rare opportunity to hear a series of infectious boogie-woogie songs live, performed by the amazing Berlin-based pianist, Frank Muschalle. This concert is FREE, so don't miss out!

    7 PM - 9 PM

    Free Parking is located at 5/3 Bank on the corner of Gunnison and Western Avenue. 


    • Thursday, May 21, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 4740 N. Western Avenue

    Don't miss this special event! In this one-of-a-kind concert, cabaret artist Laura Freeman will perform some of the most beloved tunes originally sung by the famous 1950's screen actress, Doris Day. Everyone young and old who enjoys good music will love this sentimental musical journey.

    Doors open at 6:30 PM and the performance starts at 7:00 PM. Food and beverage are available for purchase.

    Through the generosity of Mr. John Bareither, this performance is FREE and open to the public. A $5 per person suggestion donation to the DANK Haus is appreciated and welcome. 

    Free parking is available at 5/3 Bank located at Western and Gunnison.


    • Wednesday, June 24, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Register

    **Registration deadline: Wednesday, June 17**

    This free professional development session will give you the tools to teach and initiate important discussions about the complex lessons of the Holocaust. In exploring classroom-tested strategies that can be implemented in your classroom or informal teaching setting, you will leave with confidence and materials to tackle the tough questions your students have about this subject. The why. The how.

    WHAT IS ECHOES & REFLECTIONS?

    Echoes & Reflections is the premier source for Holocaust educational materials and dynamic content, empowering teachers and students with the insight needed to question the past and foresight to impact the future. E & R partner with educators to support them, foster confidence, and amplify their skills and resources to teach about the Holocaust in a comprehensive and meaningful way.

    PROGRAM GOALS

    Through this program, educators will:

    1. Explore a sound pedagogy for the planning and implementation of Holocaust education in the classroom;

    2. Examine instructional enhancements to support student learning and understanding;

    3. Discover and utilize classroom-ready digital assets including lesson plans, visual history testimonies, and additional primary source materials;

    4. Enhance personal knowledge about the Holocaust, including the history of antisemitism; and

    5. Build confidence and capacity to teach this complex subject.


    "The ultimate job of a teacher is to make connections to your students with the curriculum. You want them to walk away with a personal sense of responsibility. Echoes & Reflections helps me do that."

    - Social Studies Teacher, Pinebush High School, NY

    This event is free.

    Echoes & Reflections is a joint program of the ADL, USC Shoah Foundation, and Yad Vashem.

Past events

Tuesday, April 07, 2020 Cooking with Carol - Virtual Schnitzel Class
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Cooking With Carol - Virtual Spätzle Class
Saturday, March 28, 2020 Kinderküche: Pretzel Making Class
Friday, March 27, 2020 Under 30 Haus Party
Friday, March 27, 2020 Kulturküche: Pretzel Making Class
Friday, March 20, 2020 Stammtisch Open Haus
Saturday, March 14, 2020 Intro to Genealogy
Thursday, March 05, 2020 Übungsklasse - Spring 2020
Monday, March 02, 2020 Parent Cafe
Friday, February 28, 2020 Opening Reception of "Living Memory"
Saturday, February 22, 2020 Kinderkino during Karneval
Saturday, February 22, 2020 Karneval 2020
Friday, February 21, 2020 Stammtisch Open House
Friday, February 14, 2020 Kulturküche Apfelpfannkuchen
Saturday, February 08, 2020 Kinderfasching 2020
Friday, February 07, 2020 TEST EVENT
Monday, February 03, 2020 Weekday Parent-Cafe
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Kulturküche - Rahm Schnitzel
Friday, January 17, 2020 Stammtisch - Game Night
Saturday, January 11, 2020 Informational Session - Deutsches Sprachdiplom (DSD)
Friday, December 20, 2019 Stammtisch Christmas Party!
Saturday, December 14, 2019 Weihnachtsmarkt 2019 - Indoor German Christmas Market
Saturday, December 07, 2019 Wreath Binding Workshop
Saturday, November 30, 2019 Small Business Saturday
Friday, November 22, 2019 Kulturküche - Rouladen
Saturday, November 16, 2019 St. Martins Tag
Friday, November 15, 2019 November Stammtisch - Open House
Friday, November 15, 2019 German Chamber Music Concert - The Chicago Nonet
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
Friday, November 01, 2019 German-Bilingual Mini Day Camp - November 1st, 2019 - 9:00AM-4:00PM
Monday, October 28, 2019 German-Bilingual Mini Day Camp - October 28, 2019 - 9:00AM-4:00PM
Friday, October 25, 2019 German-Bilingual Mini Day Camp - October 25, 2019 - 9:00AM-4:00PM
Thursday, October 24, 2019 German-Bilingual Mini Day Camp - October 24, 2019 - 9:00AM-4:00PM
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 German-Bilingual Mini Day Camp - October 23, 2019 - 9:00AM-4:00PM
Saturday, October 19, 2019 Open House Chicago / Oktoberfest
Friday, October 18, 2019 2019 Stammtisch Open Haus - Oktoberfest
Friday, October 18, 2019 German-Bilingual Mini Day Camp - October 18, 2019 - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Friday, October 11, 2019 Kulturküche: Pretzel Making Class
Saturday, October 05, 2019 Parent-Cafe
Friday, September 27, 2019 Kulturküche Blaue Zipfel Homemade Sausage
Thursday, September 26, 2019 German History: Konflikt, Kultur & Kabarett in Weimar, 1919 to 1933
Friday, September 20, 2019 September Stammtisch Stein Contest
Friday, September 20, 2019 Opening Reception Once Upon A Stein...
Monday, September 16, 2019 Monday Krabbelgruppe - MÄUSE (ages 1-early 3yrs) 9:15AM-10:00AM - Fall 2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019 Saturday Krabbelgruppe Fall 2019 - SPATZEN (age: young 3) 11:15AM-12:00PM
Saturday, September 14, 2019 Saturday Krabbelgruppe Fall 2019 - MARIENKÄFER (age 1) 9:15AM-10:00AM
Friday, September 13, 2019 Teen Oberstufe Deutsch C1 (Level 7) - Fall 2019
Friday, September 13, 2019 Teen Mittelstufe Deutsch B2 (Level 6) - Fall 2019
Friday, September 13, 2019 Teen Unterstufe Deutsch: B1 (Level 5) - Fall 2019
Friday, September 13, 2019 Teen German Sophomore (Level 4) - Fall 2019
Friday, September 13, 2019 Teen German Sophomore (Level 3) - Fall 2019
Friday, September 13, 2019 Teen German Freshman (Level 1) - Fall 2019
Friday, September 13, 2019 Teen German Freshman (Level 2) - Fall 2019
Friday, August 30, 2019 Kulturküche - Frikadellen
Thursday, August 29, 2019 Jazz Concert - Dieter Köhnlein
Friday, August 16, 2019 Elvis - Stammtisch Aloha from the Lounge!
Monday, August 05, 2019 Kinderschule Sommercamp 2019 - Ages 4-8
Monday, August 05, 2019 Kinderschule Sommercamp 2019 - Ages 9-12
Friday, July 26, 2019 Kulturküche: Pretzel Blitz
Friday, July 19, 2019 Stammtisch - Neue Deutsche Welle 80's Music Night!
Friday, July 19, 2019 Kulturküche: Pretzel Blitz
Friday, July 12, 2019 Kulturküche: Pretzel Blitz
Friday, June 28, 2019 Kulturküche - Spätzle
Friday, June 21, 2019 Stammtisch - Summer Solstice with the Pieptones
Friday, June 14, 2019 Lakeside Pride Ensemble Spring Concert Series
Monday, June 03, 2019 Intensive Grammar I Review Mini Session Summer 2019
Monday, June 03, 2019 ONLINE Reading and Writing Class Mini Session Summer 2019
Thursday, May 30, 2019 2019 Maifest Chicago
Saturday, May 25, 2019 German Heritage Day - Chicago Fire
Saturday, May 18, 2019 Eurovision Song Contest Viewing Party!
Friday, May 17, 2019 Stammtisch - Maifest
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 DANK Haus Spring Clean Up Day!
Friday, May 03, 2019 Roman Salyutov Spring Concert Series
Thursday, May 02, 2019 Maifest Volunteer Orientation
Friday, April 26, 2019 Kulturküche: Apfelpfannkuchen
Friday, April 19, 2019 Stammtisch: German & American Trivia Night
Friday, April 12, 2019 Andrew Schultze Spring Concert Series
Saturday, April 06, 2019 International Game Night
Friday, March 22, 2019 Kulturküche: Pretzel Making
Friday, March 15, 2019 Stammtisch: Starkbier & Karaoke
Friday, March 01, 2019 Closing Reception Black Forest Peace Symphony
Saturday, February 23, 2019 Artist Workshop - “Holzritzbilder”
Friday, February 22, 2019 Kulturküche: Sausage Making
Saturday, February 16, 2019 Kinderschule Open House
Friday, February 15, 2019 Stammtisch: Karneval
Friday, February 01, 2019 Beate Axmann Exhibit - Opening Reception
Friday, January 25, 2019 Kulturküche: Hasenpfeffer
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Wednesday Sonnenkinder - Spring 2019
Monday, January 21, 2019 Monday+Wednesday Sonnenkinder - Spring 2019
Monday, January 21, 2019 Monday Sonnenkinder - Spring 2019
Friday, January 18, 2019 Stammtisch Game Night!
Friday, December 21, 2018 Christmas - Stammtisch Open Haus
Saturday, December 15, 2018 Weihnachtsmarkt 2018
Friday, December 14, 2018 Weihnachtsmarkt VIP Pre-Party & Dinner
Sunday, November 18, 2018 Chicago Architektur CLOSING RECEPTION
Friday, November 16, 2018 Country Tanz (Line Dancing) - Stammtisch Open Haus
Friday, November 09, 2018 Kulturküche: Lebkuchen and Pfeffernüsse.
Friday, October 19, 2018 OKTOBERFEST - Stammtisch Open Haus
Sunday, October 14, 2018 Opening Reception for Chicago Architektur - Photography & Art Exhibit
Saturday, October 13, 2018 Open House Chicago Weekend
Friday, October 12, 2018 Kulturküche: Authentic German Pretzels
Friday, September 28, 2018 Kulturküche: Pickling
Friday, September 21, 2018 Herbstfest - Stammtisch Open Haus
Thursday, September 13, 2018 A Holocaust survivor story, Mr. Israel Starck, author of, A Boy Named 68818
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 September Deutsch-Mic @ the DANK!
Saturday, September 08, 2018 Von Steuben Parade - Come march with us!
Friday, August 24, 2018 Glory of Germania Reception
Friday, August 24, 2018 Kulturküche: Authentic German Pretzels
Friday, August 17, 2018 Aloha Elvis - Stammtisch Open Haus
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 August Deutsch-Mic @ the DANK!
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Kinderschule at Lincoln Square Farmers Market
Friday, August 10, 2018 Dovetail Brewery Tour
Monday, August 06, 2018 Kinderschule Sommercamp 2018 - Ages 9-12
Monday, August 06, 2018 Kinderschule Sommercamp 2018 - Ages 4-8
Friday, July 27, 2018 Kulturküche: Sausage Making with the Sausage König
Friday, July 20, 2018 Stammtisch - Neue Deutsche Welle
Friday, July 13, 2018 Brewers, Bakers, and Bratwurst
Wednesday, July 04, 2018 SOLD OUT! 4th of July - Terrace Fireworks Watch Party
Friday, June 29, 2018 Kulturküche: Authentic German Pretzels
Friday, June 22, 2018 The Altenheim: A German "Old People's Home" Through the Ages
Sunday, June 17, 2018 World Cup View Party
Friday, June 15, 2018 Stammtisch - Pieptone
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Deutsch-Mic @ the DANK!
Saturday, June 09, 2018 Chicago Fire Soccer Game
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 Consular Information Night
Thursday, May 31, 2018 Maifest - May 31 through June 3
Friday, May 18, 2018 Stammtisch - Maifest
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Kaffeeklatsch - Kaffee & Konversation
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Language Program Financial Aid Fundraiser
Saturday, May 12, 2018 Spring Crafternoon: Maibaum - Maypole Centerpiece
Saturday, May 12, 2018 Eurovision Song Contest
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 Kaffeeklatsch - Kaffee & Konversation
Tuesday, May 08, 2018 Deutsch-Mic @ the DANK!
Wednesday, May 02, 2018 Kaffeeklatsch - Kaffee & Konversation
Friday, April 27, 2018 Kulturküche: Mushroom Risotto
Thursday, April 26, 2018 Nick's Pizza "Fun"raiser for the DANK Haus - April 26
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Kaffeeklatsch - Kaffee & Konversation
Friday, April 20, 2018 Stammtisch - Karaoke
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Kaffeeklatsch - Kaffee & Konversation
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Deutsch-Mic @ the DANK!
Friday, April 06, 2018 SOLD OUT!!! German Cabaret Legacy
Saturday, March 31, 2018 International Game Night
Saturday, March 24, 2018 The Transgressive Theatre-Opera presents - The Lieder, Chanson and Hungarian, Songs of Franz Lehar
Friday, March 23, 2018 Big Drum and Dance Performances - "Everybody Dance" Photography Exhibit
Friday, March 16, 2018 Stammtisch - Trivia Night
Friday, March 16, 2018 "Everybody Dance": A Photography Exhibit - Opening Reception
Friday, March 09, 2018 Kulturküche: Authentic German Pretzels
Friday, February 23, 2018 Kulturküche: Authentic German Pretzels
Saturday, February 17, 2018 Kinderschule Open House and Story Time
Friday, February 16, 2018 Stammtisch - Starkbierfest
Saturday, February 10, 2018 2018 Culture Bridge Art Exhibition / Kulturbrücke
Thursday, February 08, 2018 A Cappella Concert with Vocaldente
Thursday, February 01, 2018 American Jewish Community FILM SCREENING American Jewish Community FILM SCREENING - Kurt Landauer - A Life For Football.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Sonnenkinder - German language group for kids ages 3-5
Friday, January 26, 2018 Kulturküche: Spreads for Breads
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Kinderschule Sonnenkinder Open House
Saturday, January 20, 2018 Concert Series presents Roman Salyutov - German Concert Pianist
Friday, January 19, 2018 Stammtisch Open Haus - Games Night
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 Deutsch Mic @ the DANK!
Friday, December 15, 2017 Stammtisch Open Haus - Christmas Celebration
Saturday, December 09, 2017 82nd Annual Christmas Concert of the Deutsch-Amerikanischer Kinderchor & Jugendchor and the German-American Singers of Chicago
Friday, December 08, 2017 A Night in Vienna - Ravenswood Chamber Orchestra
Thursday, November 30, 2017 DANK Haus Night at the Lyric Opera: Die Walküre
Sunday, November 26, 2017 DANK Haus Night at the Lyric Opera: Die Walküre
Friday, November 17, 2017 Stammtisch Open Haus -Wein Fest
Friday, November 10, 2017 Kulturküche: Kürbiscurry Suppe and Putenschnitzel
Friday, November 10, 2017 DANK Haus Night at the Lyric Opera: Die Walküre
Saturday, November 04, 2017 DANK Haus 90th Birthday Party
Friday, October 27, 2017 German Cinema Now: CANCELLED LOOK FOR UPCOMING INFORMATION
Friday, October 27, 2017 Kulturküche: Sweet & Savory Dumplings
Friday, October 20, 2017 Stammtisch Open Haus -Oktoberfest
Thursday, October 19, 2017 Ann Marie Ackermann - Death of an Assassin book chat and signing
Saturday, October 14, 2017 Open House Chicago
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Our Legenden - a music, story telling, art workshop
Saturday, October 07, 2017 World Dumpling Fest
Friday, October 06, 2017 German Harmonicas and the Blues – A Concert & Book Reading with Grammy Award Winner Peter Madcat Ruth and author Herbert Quelle
Saturday, September 30, 2017 German Heritage Night with Chicago Fire!
Saturday, September 30, 2017 Der kleine Maulwurf ... und mehr - An Afternoon with Children's book author Werner Holzwarth
Thursday, September 28, 2017 German History: Enlightenment to Unification
Sunday, September 24, 2017 Wahlparty (Election Party)
Friday, September 22, 2017 German Cinema Now: "Unter dir die Stadt"
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Wednesday Krabbelgruppe - MÄUSE (ages 1, 2 & young 3) 10:00AM-11:00AM
Friday, September 15, 2017 Stammtisch Open Haus -Jetzt kommt der Herbst
Saturday, September 09, 2017 Von Steuben German Day Parade - DANK Float
Saturday, August 26, 2017 "Carlo, Keep Swingin' " - A Documentary about the Birthplace of German Jazz with live music by The Thomas Gunther Trio
Friday, August 25, 2017 German Cinema Now: "Der Mann, der über Autos sprang"
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 WEDNESDAY Elementary German IV Fall 2017
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 WEDNESDAY Elementary German III Fall 2017
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 WEDNESDAY Elementary German I Fall 2017
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 WEDNESDAY Elementary German II Fall 2017
Friday, August 18, 2017 Stammtisch Open Haus - Aloha Elvis
Monday, August 14, 2017 Kinderschule Sommercamp 2017 - Second Week Only
Friday, August 11, 2017 Kulturküche: Authentic German Pretzels
Monday, August 07, 2017 Kinderschule Sommercamp 2017
Saturday, August 05, 2017 Remembering the Cold War: Berlin Wall Rededication Ceremony & Book presentation by Francis Gary Powers, Jr.
Friday, July 28, 2017 German Cinema Now: "Im Juli"
Friday, July 21, 2017 Stammtisch Open Haus - Karaoke Night
Tuesday, July 04, 2017 4th of July Fireworks on the Terrace!
Sunday, July 02, 2017 Confederations Cup 2017 Final Viewing Party: GER vs. CHI
Friday, June 30, 2017 Kulturküche: Chicken Schnitzel
Friday, June 23, 2017 German Cinema Now: "Drei"
Friday, June 16, 2017 Stammtisch Open Haus - Schlagernacht with Pieptone!
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 Advanced Conversation Mini Session Summer 2017
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 Beginning Conversation Mini Session Summer 2017
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 Intensive Grammar II Review Mini Session Summer 2017
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 Intensive Grammar I Review Mini Session Summer 2017
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 Juni Mäuse - June Wednesday Krabbelgruppe
Monday, June 05, 2017 Intensive Elementary German II Summer 2017
Monday, June 05, 2017 Intensive Elementary German I Summer 2017
Monday, June 05, 2017 ONLINE Reading and Writing Class
Friday, May 26, 2017 German Cinema Now - Westwind
Sunday, May 21, 2017 Deutsch-Amerikanischer Kinder- u. Jugendchor & German-American Singers of Chicago: 82nd Mother's Day Concert
Saturday, May 20, 2017 Ravenswood Community Orchestra featuring Tangleweed: American Tunes
Friday, May 19, 2017 Stammtisch Open Haus - Maifest
Saturday, May 13, 2017 Eurovision Song Contest Viewing Party
Saturday, May 06, 2017 Spring Piano Concert with Roman Salyutov
Friday, May 05, 2017 Kulturküche Cooking Classes: German Truffles
Friday, April 28, 2017 Ursa Ensemble: Collaboration in Concert with Melanie Brown
Friday, April 28, 2017 German Cinema Now - Die Unsichtbare
Friday, April 21, 2017 Stammtisch Open Haus - Trivia Night
Friday, April 21, 2017 Spring Donation Drive - Give us your old, let us be new!
Saturday, April 08, 2017 "Real Prayers Are Said in German" - Movie Fundraiser & Story Share
Friday, March 31, 2017 Kulturküche: Authentic German Pretzels
Friday, March 24, 2017 German Cinema Now - Schultze gets the Blues
Friday, March 17, 2017 Stammtisch Open Haus - Starkbierfest
Friday, February 24, 2017 German Cinema Now - Renn, wenn du kannst
Saturday, February 18, 2017 International Art Exhibit - Kulturbrücke 2017
Saturday, February 18, 2017 The Germania Club of Chicago - A History and some Curiosities
Saturday, February 18, 2017 Kinderschule Open House
Friday, February 17, 2017 Stammtisch Open Haus - Karneval
Friday, February 03, 2017 Kulturkueche: Goulash
Friday, January 27, 2017 German Cinema Now - Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei
Friday, December 02, 2016 German Cinema Now - Yella
Friday, November 18, 2016 Kulturküche Cooking Classes - Frikadellen
Friday, April 22, 2016 German Cinema Now - Honig im Kopf
Friday, October 23, 2015 German Cinema Now - Soul Kitchen
Sunday, October 18, 2015 Einheit: Vocal Duets & Quartets from Germany
Friday, September 25, 2015 German Cinema Now - Vaterfreuden
Friday, September 18, 2015 Stammtisch Open Haus: Winefest
Friday, September 18, 2015 Kulturkueche: Zwiebelkuchen
Monday, August 03, 2015 Sommercamp: Once Upon a Deutschland
Friday, June 26, 2015 German Cinema Now - Türkisch für Anfänger
Friday, April 24, 2015 German Cinema Now - König von Deutschland
Saturday, March 21, 2015 Trio Speranza: Stylus Phantasticus Baroque Chamber Music
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 German Consular Evening
Thursday, November 13, 2014 Pomp & Passion: Songs, Arias, & Scenes by Gluck & Strauss
Monday, October 20, 2014 New Budapest Orpheum Society: As Dreams Fall Apart | The Golden Age of Jewish Film Music
Thursday, May 01, 2014 The Rise & Fall of the Berlin Wall