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For communal professionals across North America


Spertus Institute announces expansion of its Master’s in Jewish Professional Studies program to serve students from all across North America

We are overjoyed to announce that Spertus Institute’s world-class, career-boosting Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies (MAJPS) is now available to participants from across North America. First piloted in Chicago in 2007, the program proved so influential for graduates and their organizations that it grew to meet demand from select Jewish communities around the U.S., Canada, and Israel. Now, participants throughout North America need not wait for their community’s turn—they can simply join the North American cohort!

"Every Jewish professional deserves the opportunity to grow in their career, no matter where they might be located geographically,” said Dr. Keren E. Fraiman, Spertus Institute Dean and Chief Academic Officer. “We recognize that many areas don’t have access to skill-enhancing, career-building Jewish higher education, especially programs for busy students working full-time in the Jewish community. This program is designed so students don’t need to move or leave their jobs. Coursework has immediate application (a hallmark of the Spertus experience), with projects designed so students can use their own institutions as learning laboratories. We are thrilled that emerging leaders throughout North America can now benefit from this signature Spertus experience.”

The integrated curriculum emphasizes small-group collaboration and combines online and classroom learning. Online courses are taught through synchronous web conferencing providing real-time interaction with professors and fellow students. Onsite courses take place during twice-yearly Chicago seminars. The program includes a yearlong professional mentorship and a personalized capstone project.

“Students across North America can now benefit from our unique cohort model and learn with a diverse, supportive network of peers from around the world,” Fraiman continued. “Our top-notch faculty and international network of alums can’t wait to welcome you to the Spertus family!”

Courses begin March 22, 2020. The preferred admission deadline is September 23, 2020. 

Learn more at spertus.edu/north-america.


Spertus Institute's Center for Jewish Leadership is supported by a generous grant from the Crown Family. We are grateful for their support.

Thursday, October 17, 2019