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Our Art Committee is working with several local, emerging artists to display their work on the walls of our building. We are interested in providing an opportunity for these artists to share their work with the public. It is a way in which we can provide a service to the community, and it is in line with the Society's mission, which includes promoting intellectual, philosophical, and artistic freedom.



Or large reception room is where members gather for coffee and conversation , and that is where the art is displayed. Our plan is to rotate artists approximately every eight weeks. 


For more information on any one of our exhibits or the artists that share their work with, or to submit your own work for our consideration, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call the office at 847-677-3334. 





Saturday, March 11th, 8pm

Ian Maksin, Cellist


Having shared the stage with such artists as Andrea Bocelli and Sting, equally fluent in many genres from classical to jazz and world music, Russian-born cellist and composer Ian Maksin has created his own organic and soulful sound blend and developed a unique augmented way of using the cello as a solo instrument.

Catch Ian Maksin for an intimate performance during his short stopover in hometown Chicago between his Coast-to-Coast USA tour and the upcoming tours of Lithuania and Russia, from Moscow to Eastern Siberia! In this concert Maksin will be playing everything from unaccompanied cello suites by J.S. Bach to his own original compositions which combine elements of jazz, classical and world music, as well as his unique arrangements of hits by John Lennon, Eric Clapton, B.B. King and more.

Hosted by Vicki Elberfeld $8-$12  suggested donation includes refreshments. No reservations needed.
Doors open at 7:30. Free parking in our lot, on Howard, or on Jerome St.


Ethical Humanist Society   7574 Lincoln Ave    Skokie  IL  60077


In addition to regular Sunday programming, the Society offers a variety of interesting activities throughout the month. There is something of interest for almost everyone. For specific details about these meetings and events, please call the Society office at 847-677-3334.


Creative Writers Group

Leader: Sue Sherman

To stimulate exploration in various forms of creative writing, including poetry, playlets, short stories, memoirs, and essays. Writers are encouraged to develop original work to share at monthly meetings. 3rd Sunday of the month at 12:15 p.m.


Ethical Humanities

Leader: Ken Novak & Sue Sherman 

Discusses issues and perspectives introduced by select non-fiction books (meets every other month on Sundays at 12:15 p.m.) Usually the first Sunday of every other month.


Fiction Circle

Leader: Ken Novak & Sue Sherman 

Discusses select works of classic and modern fiction (meets every other month on Sundays at 12:15 p.m.) Usually the first Sunday of every other month.


Film Discussion Group

Leader: John Ungashick 

Encourages thoughtful viewing of current motion pictures. Provides a cordial forum for exchanging opinions and exploring meanings, artistic techniques and performances. Usually the 2nd Monday of the month.


Men’s Group

Contact: Oliver Pergams 

Explores issues and relationships involving fathers, husbands, and friends through readings and informal discussion. 


Women’s Group

Leaders: Chris Martin

The Women's Group is interested in getting to know one another by working together on social action and other projects. Members presented Sunday programs: "The Contributions of Extraordinary Women in 2003", and "Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make History" in 2004.


Youth Program

Adult Coordinators: Lisa Crowe & Sharon Appelquist

Chicago YES (Youth in Ethical Societies) is a group for our teens. We organize activities and fundraising for human rights, the environment, and other local social action projects. 


Looking for a caring, secular officiant for your ceremony? 

The Ethical Humanist Society has the privilege and honor to serve the Chicagoland community by conducting wedding ceremonies, baby-namings, renewals of marriage vows and memorials.




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