Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership *

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Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership offers learning opportunities that are rooted in Jewish wisdom and culture and open to all. Offerings 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, in Israel, 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.

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

Asher Library *

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

Spertus Institute's Asher Library offers more than 110,000 volumes of Jewish-interest fiction and non-fiction, a wide-ranging collection of journals, the Targ Music Collection of international and historic Jewish recordings, and a well-stocked film library. Computer workstations provide access to Spertus Institute's Feinberg eCollection and other exclusive online resources, and a comfortable space is available for viewing or listening to selections from the a/v collections. The library is open to the public Sunday 12-4 pm, Monday 10 am-6 pm, and Wednesday 10 am-4 pm. Spertus students and members may borrow books, DVDs, CDs, and enjoy at-home access to a rich array of online resources, including ebooks, reference sources, and full-text databases providing instant access to over 77,000 classic Jewish texts and some 9,000 journals.

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership *

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

Offers learning opportunities that are rooted in Jewish wisdom and culture and open to all. Offerings 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, in Israel, 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.

Venue SIX10

610 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: 312-322-1725
Email: events@venuesix10.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

Jewish Enrichment Center

The Jewish Enrichment Center is a laboratory school that raises a child's voice in Jewish learning. Since 2011, we've run an independent Sunday and afterschool in Hyde Park, Chicago, where children are co-creators of Judaism. The Jewish Enrichment Center is recognized nationally as an exceptional model of deep, personalized Jewish children's learning. At the Jewish Enrichment Center, children ask questions, generate ideas, and bring Jewish texts to life for themselves. Using art and drama and clay, children dialogue with peers and with our ancient tradition, simultaneously growing their Jewish literacy as well as skills for critical and creative thinking and compassionate listening. Our environment teaches children to pursue dignity for all humanity. Now open for infant/toddlers through middle school.

Sharsheret

Sharsheret is a national not-for-profit organization supporting Jewish women and their families facing breast and ovarian cancer. Our mission is to offer a community of support to women, of all Jewish backgrounds, diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer or at increased genetic risk, by fostering culturally-relevant individualized connections with networks of peers, health professionals, and related resources.

Bais Chaim Dovid

Orthodox Shul in Lincolnwood