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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.


Discount parking is now available for $8 at Grant Park South Garage (also known as Millennium Garage South). The garage is located at 325 S Michigan Avenue, below street level, with entrances on Michigan Avenue between Congress Parkway and Jackson Street. The discount is good for up to 12 hours with Spertus validation (available in the Spertus vestibule). Beyond 12 hours regular rates apply.
Millennium Garage

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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!

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Sunday 10 am- 5 pm
Monday-Wednesday 9 am- 5 pm
Thursday 9 am- 6 pm
Friday 9 am - 3 pm

Spertus will be closed for Passover all day April 1, at 3 pm April 5, and all day April 6. 

The Asher Library and Ground Level Arts Lab will be closed April 9-11 for a special event. 


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