Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, Chicago

#39 of 42 in Museums in Chicago
Spertus 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.


Discount parking is available for $8 at Grant Park South Garage (also known as Millennium Garage South). The garage is located at 325 S Michigan Avenue, below street level, with entrances on Michigan Avenue between Congress Parkway and Jackson Street. The discount is good for up to 12 hours with Spertus validation (available in the Spertus vestibule). Beyond 12 hours regular rates apply.
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  • In place of the gift shop is a new museum. Wonderfully curated and very interesting the exhibits feature grant participants and part of the extensive Spertus collection.  more »
  • I went for a tour with a group of architects, and was impressed that the interior carried the themes from the facade throughout the building. Well done, Krueck + Sexton! I will come back for a proper ...  more »
  • When Spertus built this museum, the architectural critics raved about the building. It is an amazing glass building with very unusual geometric designs. I guess they ran out of money when it came to c...  more »
  • Great design.
  • Visited this place with my Jewish friend. I miss you, Larry.
  • Gorgeous building
  • It is educational though a little bit sparse. It is a new build on a building that makes a good impression on Michigan avenue. The perfect wedding location if you are having a jewish wedding and like modern. They do the food on site. its Kosher.
  • This is one of Chicago's greatest wedding venues. I photographed a wedding here where the ceremony took place on the ground floor, cocktail hour on the mezzanine level, and a reception on the upper level overlooking the park. We were able to utilize the rooftop patio for photos of the bride and groom with the lake and park as a background. They had Wolfgang Puck kosher catering for the catering.
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