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Rick Carter

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Review for Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, Chicago, IL, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

I walk by Spertus every workday. I rarely see anyone walk in or out. I can't believe this place is still being funded by anyone and its difficult to understand how it can justify its continued existence.

The organization made the completely irresponsible decision to build a $55 MIllion facility that is relatively useless from a programmatic perspective. As it is, the building is either closed or devoid of activity most days.

Looking at their website, there seems to be almost no programming to speak of anyways. Despite its claims to offer innovative Jewish cultural and educational programming, events are few and far between. It seems to be little more than an expensive rental facility for parties and corporate events and a glorified gift shop.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

How did you learn about this organization?

I walk by it every day.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  General Member of the Public & attrended programs.