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Programs & Events



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

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 >

Degree Program

Executive MAJPS

Sunday, August 30, 2020

This unique program is for Jewish communal executives with 12+ years... 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 >


The Arts in Odessa: Jewish Jewel on the Black Sea—Session 1

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
7:45 pm to 9:30 pm

Uncover stories of Odessa’s once-thriving center of Jewish artistic and... 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 8:00 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 >


Ask More—The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions, and Spark Change

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Join longtime CNN commentator Frank Sesno for a workshop based on his book "... More >


Creating Programs That Click: 2020 Adult Jewish Learning Resource Conference

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
9:30 am to 2:00 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

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

Artist Talk

Artist Talk: Stories That Move Us

From Here to There

Thursday, January 9, 2020
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Join the artists as they discuss how their life experiences, memories, and... More >

Reading | Discussion

The Art of Inventing Hope

Jewish Book Month Author Event

Sunday, December 15, 2019
2:00 pm

Enjoy a conversation with award-winning journalist Howard Reich on his new... More >


Spertus Institute 2019 Graduation

Sunday, December 8, 2019
11:00 am

Please join us in marking the significant accomplishments of this year's... More >

Special Event

Jewish Community Networking Night

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

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

Professional Workshop

Lay Leadership Academy: Managing Board Conflict

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Join Leadership Coach Marci Mayer Eisen to discover ways to deal with... More >

Film | Discussion

Natan Sharansky: From Slavery to Freedom

Saturday, November 16, 2019
8:00 pm

See Natan Sharansky in person at the Chicago Premiere of the film that tells... More >

Artist Talk

Artist Talk: The Journey

From Here to There

Sunday, October 27, 2019
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Join the artists as they discuss the processes that go into the creation of... More >


From Here to There Exhibition Opening

Monday, September 23, 2019
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Meet artists Linda Robinson Gordon, Ellen Holtzblatt, Lilach Schrag, and... More >


From Here to There

Monday, September 23, 2019 to Sunday, March 1, 2020

Four contemporary artists—Linda Robinson Gordon, Ellen Holtzblatt, Lilach... More >

Film | Discussion

The Jewish Experience

From Basavilbaso to New Amsterdam

Monday, September 9, 2019
7:00 pm

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


Judaism, Health, and Spirituality

Thursday, September 5, 2019 to Thursday, October 24, 2019

For chaplains, clergy, social workers, and healthcare professionals across... 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 >


Spertus Ideas Forum | Intermarriage in the Jewish Community

Monday, June 3, 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us as social psychologist and methodologist Dr. Leonard Saxe shares the... More >