Spertus Institute *

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Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership offers learning opportunities rooted in Jewish wisdom and culture and open to all. Graduate programs and workshops train future leaders and engage individuals in exploration of Jewish life. Public programs include films, speakers, seminars, and concerts—at the Institute's Michigan Avenue facility, in the suburbs, and online.

* Listings with an asterisk are part of the JUF/JF partnership of agencies serving the Chicago and worldwide Jewish community.

Asher Library *

Spertus Institute
610 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: (312) 322-1700
Email: resources@spertus.edu
Web: http://www.spertus.edu

Asher Library includes Jewish-interest fiction and non-fiction books, plus periodicals, films, and music from all over the world. The library is open to public Sunday 12-4 pm, Monday-Thursday 4-6:30 pm, and users may browse more than 110,000 books, a wide-ranging collection of journals, Targ Music Collection of international and historic recordings, and an extensive Jewish video collection. Computer workstations offer Feinberg eCollection access and a viewing/listening center. Spertus students and Spertus members may borrow books, DVDs, CDs, and have online access to Feinberg eCollection, with full text of 16,000 books and 25,000 articles.

Spertus Kosher Catering featuring Cuisine by Wolfgang Puck *

610 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: (312) 322-1718
Email: spertusevents@wolfgangpuck.com
Web: http://www.spertus.edu

Dedicated to using only the freshest, highest quality, seasonal ingredients, the culinary team works closely with Chicago's regional suppliers to create flavorful food for everyone, whatever their culture, at Spertus or your own location.

Glatt kosher cRc-certified.

Spertus Institute *

610 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: (312) 322-1700
Email: info@spertus.edu
Web: http://www.spertus.edu

Offers dynamic learning opportunities, rooted in Jewish wisdom and culture, that are open to all. Graduate programs and workshops train future leaders and engage individuals in exploration of Jewish life. Public programs include films, speakers, seminars, and concerts—at the Institute's Michigan Avenue facility, in the suburbs, and online.

Spertus Shop *

Spertus Institute
610 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: (312) 322-1700
Web: http://shop.spertus.edu

Contemporary and traditional Jewish ceremonial objects and gift items. Unique, one-of-a-kind pieces from independent American and Israeli artists. Tableware, accessories, jewelry, books and music for adults; large selection of books, toys, and clothing for children. Discount for Spertus Members.

Venue SIX10

610 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
Email: spertusevents@wolfgangpuck.com
Web: http://www.venuesix10.com

Venue SIX10 offers extensive event options, including Spertus Kosher Catering featuring Cuisine by Wolfgang Puck.

What's New in the Guide

Introduction to Judaism

An 18-week program designed for individuals and couples from Jewish and various other faith backgrounds who want to explore Jewish holidays and life cycle ceremonies, Jewish values, symbols and traditions, and Jewish liturgy and texts. Introduction to Judaism is ideal for those who are part of a Jewish family, are considering conversion, or simply want to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life. Co-sponsored by the Union for Reform Judaism and the Chicago Association of Reform Rabbis. Classes are offered at several locations around Chicago and the suburbs in the fall, winter and spring.

A Taste of Judaism

Curious about Judaism? A Taste of Judaism is designed for those who are curious about Judaism. These free three weekly sessions focus on the modern Jewish take on spirituality, values, and community. Sessions are dynamic and interactive; the teachers are engaging and accessible and are open to all of your questions and concerns. Whether you are simply curious about Judaism or are looking to take your next steps on your Jewish journey you have come to the right place! All are welcome. Program offered at several locations across Chicago and suburbs in the fall, winter and spring. 

Haym Salomon Center

A news and public policy group that produces content often ignored by traditional media outlets. Works to change the media's cultural narrative on Israel and Islamic extremism, combat anti-Semitism and defend Western civilization.

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