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Programs & Events



MentorWorks: Mentoring in Crisis

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Clinical Psychologist and mental health advocate Dr. Anat Geva leads two... More >

Certificate Program

Certificate in Jewish Leadership for Educators

Sunday, January 17, 2021 to Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Presented by Spertus Institute in partnership with Northwestern University... More >

Special Event

Here All Along: A Jewish Journey in the White House

Monday, January 11, 2021
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Join us as author Sarah Hurwitz, former head speechwriter for Michelle Obama... More >


A Conversation with Author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

Sunday, December 6, 2020
10:00 am to Monday, December 7, 2020 10:59 am

For Jewish Book Month, hear award-winning author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen... More >


Warhol’s Jewish Geniuses

Thursday, November 19, 2020
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm

Join art historian Richard Meyer for an online behind-the-portraits look at... More >


Fundraisers Forum: Grantmaking

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
9:00 am to 10:30 am

Join us for a rare conversation with executives from three of the Jewish... More >


Fundraisers Forum: Grantwriting

Thursday, October 15, 2020
9:00 am to 10:30 am

Fundraisers Forum is a professional development and network-building series... More >

Degree Program


Monday, October 12, 2020

Use this moment to boost your leadership skills and put your career on a... More >

Special Event

Jewish Community Networking Night: What's Your Story?

Monday, September 14, 2020
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Jewish Community Networking Night is an annual Spertus Institute event for... More >


ViewPoints Online: Climate Responsibility and Judaism

Thursday, September 10, 2020
7:00 pm to Friday, September 11, 2020 6:59 pm

Join a discussion with two experts in the field of religion and the... More >


Spertus Closed for Labor Day

Sunday, September 6, 2020 to Monday, September 7, 2020

Spertus will be closed Sunday and Monday for the Labor Day holiday. Click... More >

Certificate Program

Certificate in Jewish Leadership

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Presented by Spertus Institute in partnership with Northwestern University... More >

Professional Workshop

Teaching in a World Transformed

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 to Wednesday, August 12, 2020

This two-session series is for Chicago-area Jewish educators, is to provide... More >

Professional Workshop

Educational Leadership for Turbulent Times

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 to Wednesday, July 29, 2020

This free skill-building series is for Jewish Supplementary and Day School... More >


MAJPS W June Seminar

Sunday, June 7, 2020 to Thursday, June 11, 2020

Although our students will be joining us... More >

Program Series

Rallying in Challenging Times: Four-Session Online Series

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 to Monday, April 20, 2020

Join a series of online conversations hosted by Spertus Dean and Chief... More >


Who Represents Us? Exhibition Opening

Monday, March 23, 2020
5:30 pm to Tuesday, March 24, 2020 7:59 pm

Andy Warhol memorialized luminaries of modern Jewish culture in a series... More >


Critical Conversations: Responses to Climate Change

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
6:30 pm

Critical Conversations is a major program series in which Spertus Institute... More >


Creating Programs That Click: 2020 Adult Jewish Learning Resource Conference

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
9:30 am to Thursday, January 23, 2020 1:59 pm

Are you a program planner or educator who designs, implements, or presents... More >

Special Event

Interfaith Leadership in Today's Time of Tribalism

Monday, January 13, 2020
6:00 pm to Tuesday, January 14, 2020 5:59 pm

Eboo Patel is the boundary-breaking founder and president of Interfaith... More >

Special Event

Jewish Community Networking Night

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
5:30 pm to Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:59 pm

This annual event is for people who work in, for, or with Chicago-area... More >

Film | Discussion

The Jewish Experience

From Basavilbaso to New Amsterdam

Monday, September 9, 2019
7:00 pm to Tuesday, September 10, 2019 6:59 pm

Director Miguel Kohan takes viewers on a rare voyage of discovery,... More >


In the Suburbs

The Immigrant Jewish Experience in America

Thursday, June 20, 2019
7:45 pm to Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:15 pm

Join historian Dr. Tony Michels to explore the odyssey of American Jews... More >

Special Event

Critical Conversations: Immigration

Sunday, March 17, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Critical Conversations is a major program series in which Spertus Institute... More >