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ViewPoints: Interreligious Dialogue

March 24, 2020

The same keys that could unlock potential solutions on a global scale might also increase harmony at your neighborhood’s school board meeting, with colleagues from the other side of the political spectrum, or around your family’s dinner table.

Coronavirus Update for Spertus Institute Friends and Patrons

March 15, 2020

We have joined our neighbors across Chicago in an integrated, city-wide effort to slow the escalating impact of COVID-19. All our onsite offerings will be closed through April 7.

Certificate in Jewish Leadership for Educators

March 4, 2020

A new cohort of 20 Jewish educators has been admitted to Spertus Institute's exclusive leadership training program, presented in partnership with Northwestern University's School of Professional Studies.

Responses to Climate Change: Resources and Recommendations

February 26, 2020

Spertus presented Responses to Climate Change as the 2020 installment of its Critical Conversations series. The following resources—from our speakers and the Spertus team—are designed to keep the conversation going. 

Community Across Borders

December 12, 2019

Together with our colleagues from the JDC, Spertus Institute was thrilled to welcome this year’s participants in the Kaplan Leadership Initiative, a training program for overseas Jewish community professionals from 19 countries.

Staff Profile: Rebecca Garrett

December 9, 2019

Spertus Institute welcomes Rebecca Garrett in the new position of Director of Development. She will focus on expanding the dollars raised through the Institute’s annual campaign, major gifts program, and foundation and grants portfolio.

Tips for Using Zoom

March 25, 2020

At Spertus Institute, we have a long history of offering high-quality remote programming. As experienced Zoom users, we’ve assembled some of our favorite tips and resources.

Coronavirus Update for Spertus Students and Faculty

March 13, 2020

After careful consideration, we have decided to shift the March Seminar to an online format. Your online learning will take place with your professors and fellow students during the days scheduled for the seminar.

Wexner Field Fellowship Selects Dr. Keren E. Fraiman

January 7, 2020

Dr. Keren E. Fraiman, Spertus Institute’s Dean and Chief Academic Officer, has been selected for the prestigious Wexner Field Fellowship, presented by the Wexner Foundation and Jim Joseph Foundation.

Spertus Institute Graduation 2019

December 24, 2019

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership announces newest graduates of prestigious Master’s and Doctoral programs. Twenty-two learners and leaders now ready to take on Jewish community challenges.