Jewish Learning
for a Better World

An Institution of Higher Jewish Learning Dedicated to Real-World Action

At Spertus Institute, we believe that the wisdom in Jewish history, thought, and texts has meaning as an academic pursuit and as a catalyst for action. The learning we offer is significant to the challenges we face today — and to building a stronger and more vibrant future.

Spertus Institute provides learning that is rich and relevant, rooted in Jewish wisdom, and open to all.

Spertus graduate degree, certificate, and public programs serve students in Chicago and worldwide.

Students gain knowledge, understanding, and the skills to shape a stronger future, within and beyond their Jewish communities.

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Headshot of Tani Prell Epstein, a Spertus alumnus

I acquired a deeper understanding and appreciation of Judaism. I was given the tools to help me shape a new Jewish future.

Creative Director
B’chol Lashon, Chicago

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Doctor of Hebrew Letters

Sarah Jarvis and Rebecca Leavey at Spertus graduation, 2022. Photo by Maggie Russo.

MA in Jewish Professional Studies

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Leadership Certificate in Combating Antisemitism


Those who learn at Spertus spark change in communities around the world. Their work ripples through their organizations and communities. It impacts every aspect of Jewish life.

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Ian Solow-Niederman

Why Spertus? They invested in me and my future.

Regional Director
Alpha Epsilon Pi

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