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Center for Jewish Leadership

Center for Jewish Leadership

Rooted in the belief that great Jewish communities need great leaders, the mission of the Center for Jewish Leadership (CJL) is to transform Jewish life by cultivating innovative approaches to leadership and enhancing the abilities of Jewish communal professionals and volunteers.

New opportunities for leadership development are designed to strengthen the knowledge, effectiveness, creativity, and strategic agility of current and future Jewish leaders, magnifying the vibrancy of their communities and advancing the missions of the organizations they serve.

Programs offered through the CJL will provide participants with a unique and holistic approach to Jewish leadership that seamlessly integrates deeper understanding of Jewish life, culture, and history with insights and best practices from the worlds of business and nonprofit leadership.

Don't Miss The Inaugural Leadership Symposium
Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Jewish Leadership
Sunday, October 26, 2014 > 

To kick off this season's Center for Jewish Leadership programming, Spertus Institute brings together entrepreneurs from the business world and social sectors, in Israel and North America, from within and beyond the Jewish community. It is exceptional for such a group of trailblazing individuals to assemble on one stage, and we look forward to a rare and frank discussion of the key characteristics and best practices of entrepreneurship. Panel members will discuss what it takes to create successful, transformative ventues, and how this knowledge can be leveraged to advance Jewish life. Tickets on sale now>

The Spertus Approach — Spertus Institute cultivates an atmosphere of lively discourse. We often hear from students and participants that their Spertus experiences are inspiring and transformative. That is by design, and it results in meaningful opportunities for personal and professional growth.

The Center for Jewish Leadership is supported by generous grants
from the Crown Family and an anonymous foundation.
We are grateful for their support.

Center for Jewish Leadership

Designed for professionals and volunteers who work for and with
Jewish organizations, the Center
for Jewish Leadership
opportunities to learn new skills,
hone existing talents, and gain
the expertise to foster a vibrant
Jewish future.

Offerings include:

  • Graduate and certificate programs
  • Master classes and workshops
  • Jewish Leaders on Leadership series
  • An annual leadership symposium
  • A community mentoring program
  • Micro-grants for innovation and collaboration

Center for Jewish Leadership
Upcoming Programs

Master Classes
Business Plans for New Initiatives
Jewish Values
Strategic Planning

Negotiation Skills and Jewish Wisdom

Online Course
A Biblical Approach to Mental Health

Certificate Program
The Certificate in Jewish Leadership
A partnership of Spertus Institute and Northwestern University. MORE>

Graduate Program
Master of Arts in Jewish
Professional Studies

Chicago cohort begins this fall. Milwaukee, Canada, and Israel cohorts
begin in the spring. MORE>

Learn. Lead. Inspire.