Welcome to Our Centennial!

This year, Spertus Institute celebrates an impressive milestone: 100 years!

A century of passionately advancing Jewish scholarship.

A century of training Jewish leaders and educators to skillfully serve their constituents, in our hometown of Chicago and across the globe.

A century of applying Jewish thought to critical contemporary issues, over decades of profound change, both within and beyond the Jewish world.

A century of making Jewish history, texts, literature, and learning accessible to everyone who seeks to know more.

A century of watching with pride as those we have taught and touched have in turn sparked growth and innovation in their own communities.

Looking ahead

We plan to take this once-in-a-century occasion to look ahead, applying our 100 years of expertise, connections, knowledge, and know-how to address issues ranging from rampant antisemitism to the rise of artificial intelligence.

We passionately believe that Jewish learning has as meaning as both an academic pursuit and as a catalyst for action. Please join us as we explore its relevance to the challenges we face today and to building a stronger, more compassionate, more vibrant future.

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