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.
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.
I acquired a deeper understanding and appreciation of Judaism. I was given the tools to help me shape a new Jewish future.
B’chol Lashon, Chicago
Why Spertus? They invested in me and my future.
Alpha Epsilon Pi
Students begin their program with a weekly online course.
October 10, 2023
Spertus coach Marissa Lifshen Steinberger presents this professional development session.
Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Spertus welcomes new students to our acclaimed executive leadership program!
January 14, 2024
From Peoplehood Papers 33
Introductory Article | By Dr. Keren F. Fraiman | 5 min read
From Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz’s Jewish Ideas to Change the World
Podcast | Interview with Dr. Dean P. Bell & Dr. Keren E. Fraiman | 27 min listen
Spertus Institute Launches Program for Jewish Leaders
Article | By Dr. Dean P. Bell | 7 min read