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Leadership Certificate

January 18, 2023

Jewish leaders need tools and training to respond to rising antisemitism. To address this need, Chicago-based Spertus Institute launches the Leadership Certificate in Combating Antisemitism with an inaugural cohort of 17 Jewish community executives and senior professionals.

Letter from the President

January 6, 2023

Combating antisemitism requires understanding our current climate in both an historical and contemporary context, right alongside the development of real-world skills. We must engage constituents, develop networks, and build bridges.

Executive MA Cohort 7

January 5, 2023

Among its leadership programs, Spertus Institute offers the Executive MA in Jewish Professional Studies program, which serves Jewish communal executives with 12+ years in the field. It is our pleasure to announce the participants in the seventh cohort.

Mentoring & Coaching

January 1, 2023

At Spertus Institute, we recognize that every student is unique, with their own goals, talents, obstacles, and dreams for the future. That’s why personalized one-on-one mentoring or coaching experiences are integrated into all our degree and certificate programs.


March 17, 2023

Though fringe and vague in many ways, the call to a Day of Hate left us, along with many other Jewish communal professionals and lay leaders, asking questions about this incident and the broader societal context. In some ways, it challenged us to dive into the gray zone of antisemitism.

Critical Conversations 2023

January 17, 2023

Critical Conversations is an annual Spertus Institute program that brings together high-profile experts and activists to address the most critical issues of the day. This year’s event will focus on rising antisemitism. You are invited to participate in person or online on February 20. 

MA in Jewish Professional Studies NA4

November 9, 2022

Spertus Institute provides targeted training for the Jewish organizational professionals across North America. Key among them is the MA in Jewish Professional Studies, in which students gain the skills to advance both their careers and communities.

Combating Antisemitsm

October 25, 2022

There is a critical need for Jewish communal leaders to respond to antisemitism with knowledge, strength, and skill. A new Spertus initiative will address this need.

Certificate in Jewish Leadership 13

October 24, 2022

Spertus announces a new cohort of the Certificate in Jewish Leadership, presented with Northwestern University. During the program, participants will learn to strengthen their own leadership styles, manage change, and inspire excellence.

Meet Jewish Book Award Winner Jai Chakrabarti

October 21, 2022

On December 7, join a free live online conversation with the winner of the National Jewish Book Award for Debut Fiction.