You are here

Thank you for contacting Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning & Leadership

Thank you for contacting Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning & Leadership

We have received your message and will respond to it as soon as possible. In the meantime, check out some of the amazing opportunities that we offer.

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership offers dynamic learning opportunities, rooted in Jewish wisdom and culture and open to all. These opportunities are designed to enable personal growth, train future leaders, and engage individuals in exploration of Jewish life.

Graduate programs and professional workshops are offered in the Chicago area, in select locations across North America, and through distance learning.

Public programs — including films, speakers, seminars, concerts, and exhibits — are offered at the Institute’s Michigan Avenue facility, in the Chicago suburbs, and online.

We often hear from students and participants that their experiences at Spertus are inspiring and even transformative. That is by design, because the Institute strives to offer thought-provoking content with real-world application, unparalleled resources, and a welcoming environment that encourages people to connect in an open exchange of ideas. This results in meaningful, important opportunities for personal and professional growth for constituents and communities.

Describing Spertus

We asked three students studying improv at Chicago's renowned Second City  to come up with a tagline for Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership. The outcome was surprising and hilarious — and we have it on film. Click below to enjoy!

View in full screen >


Sunday-Monday 10 am- 5 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm
Thursday 10 am- 6 pm
Friday 10 am - 3 pm
Closed to the public Saturdays and Jewish and secular holidays. The Spertus Shop is also closed on Tuesdays.


Spertus is located at 610 S. Michigan Avenue, directly across the street from Chicago’s Grant Park.