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New for communal professionals all across North America

July 3, 2019

Spertus Institute announces that its world-class, career-boosting Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies (MAJPS) is now available to participants from across North America.

New Exhibition: From Here to There

July 1, 2019

Opening September 23 in Spertus Institute's Ground Level Arts Lab, visitors will see works by four contemporary Chicago artists—Linda Robinson Gordon, Ellen Holtzblatt, Lilach Schrag, and Michelle Stone—in a new multimedia exhibition.

The Jewish Experience: North American Premiere

June 24, 2019

Film director Miguel Kohan takes viewers on a voyage of discovery, unearthing Jewish history in South America and the Caribbean extending back to the time of the Spanish Inquisition.

Spertus Institute Welcomes New Trustees

June 12, 2019

Spertus Institute proudly welcomes two new board members—Barbara Grant Bereskin, Principal and Founder of Lincoln Avenue Partners, and Spertus alumna Marilyn Diamond, Honorary Consul General for Morocco in Illinois.

Letter from the President — Summer/Fall 2019

January 29, 2019

Each year Spertus Institute identifies a catalyzing theme that addresses important issues in our educational offerings. This year’s coalescing theme is community.

Global Jewish Leadership Seminar

November 20, 2018

Spertus Institute was thrilled to present the Kaplan Leadership Initiative's first Global Jewish Leadership Seminar with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). This program serves Jewish professionals in Europe, Russia, the FSU, and Latin America.

In Memoriam – Rabbi Dr. Peter Knobel

August 21, 2019

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership mourns the loss of our long-time friend and faculty member, Rabbi Dr. Peter Knobel.

Is today's antisemitism something new?

August 6, 2019

Is today’s resurgence of antisemitism the same as previous peaks, or is it a different problem with its own distinctive characteristics? To address this question, Spertus Institute presents two leaders in the field, Indiana University Professors Mark Roseman and Günther Jikeli.

Global Center for Jewish Leadership

July 10, 2019

Spertus students and alumni serve Jewish organizations of every size and description, in our hometown of Chicago, and—without exaggeration or hyperbole—around the world.

The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt extended through August 18

April 29, 2019

Spertus Institute's Ground Level Arts Lab exhibition The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt has been extended through August 18, 2019.