Spertus Institute For Jewish Learning And Leadership

Rating: 4 stars   7 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Education, Religion

Location: 610 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago IL 60605 USA

Mission: Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership offers dynamic 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, concerts, and exhibits—at the Institute’s Michigan Avenue facility, in the Chicago suburbs, and online.
Target demographics: Adults of all backgrounds
Geographic areas served: Chicago area - and throughout North America
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Rating: 5 stars  

My experience at Spertus started during a couple classes from UIC. The first class required me to see an exhibit at Spertus. The exhibit I saw was about African American Art and the Julius Rosenwald Fund. It was both informative and interesting. I wrote my final paper about pieces from this exhibit. Spertus also has a wonderful library that can be used by the public. I was doing research for another class at UIC, and needed access to a volume of the Zohar that that UIC's library did not have. The library staff was very helpful, and the there is an incredible view of the lake and grant park. It makes for a great place to study. After I graduated, I got an internship in the marketing department at Spertus. I help with event promotions and editing. Spertus is a great place to visit and work.

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My role at Spertus has been vital to the success of event promotions as well as selling and conveying the products for this Hanukkah season located in the Spertus Shop. Thanks to efforts of the marketing team, several menorahs were sold out this year. When I was in college, the Asher Library gave me access to documents that were not available at UIC. This allowed me to adequately research a paper on a passage from the Zohar. I received an A on that paper.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The Spertus Institute is a valuable asset to the community of Chicago. I would not suggest changing anything.

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