The Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies is a leading center for Jewish learning and culture in Chicago, Illinois. Not affiliated with any single branch of Judaism, Spertus offers opportunities for people of all backgrounds to learn about and explore the Jewish experience. Its main campus is located at 610 South Michigan Avenue in an award-winning facility designed by Chicago’s Krueck and Sexton Architects.
Spertus offers graduate degrees in Jewish Studies, Jewish Education, and Nonprofit Management – accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools – as well as a range of public educational and cultural programs, including lectures, exhibits, live performances, and films. The building houses a 400-seat theater, space for community events, kosher catering facilities, and a book and gift shop.