GPS for Jewish Learning is designed to bring the Chicago Jewish community together around a tradition of lifelong learning.
Jewish learning doesn't stop at age 13. It doesn't stop when you finish school or start a family or even when your kids grow up and leave home.
Jewish learning lasts a lifetime.
Fortunately, the Chicago area is home to a vibrant Jewish community with many outstanding organizations that provide an impressive range of high-quality Jewish learning opportunities for adults. In an effort to foster and celebrate Judaism’s tradition of lifelong learning,
several dozen Chicago-area organizations have come together to develop this GPS for Jewish Learning website.
The site includes:
A community-wide calendar showcases Jewish educational programs and events from organizations across the greater Chicago area, all geared for adults.
Curated content is available for you to read, watch, and listen to online, on a range of Jewish topics selected with input from educators and community members, so you can learn on your own terms and own time.
We believe it matters why, what, how, and certainly if, members of our community continue to learn about Judaism and topics of Jewish interest. It matters to Jewish involvement, to the interests we instill in our children and grandchildren, to the strength of our organizations, and the health and vitality of Jewish life.
That is why Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, with funding from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, spearheads the Adult Jewish Learning Initiative, a community-wide project that brings professionals together to learn from and with each other, and to plan collaborative opportunities to learn. GPS for Jewish Learning is a project of the Adult Jewish Learning Initiative.