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Funded by an anonymous donor, The Spertus Chicago Scholarship aims to invigorate Chicago’s Jewish community by investing in the education, training, and development of Jewish communal professionals.
At Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, we have integrated long-standing work on vulnerability and resilience into our leadership training, professional programs, and graduate courses.
Recent conversations with Spertus alumni and students confirmed their resourcefulness and resilience. Learn how they have utilized what they learned at Spertus to serve their communities in these challenging times.
Elana G. Kahn asserts the importance of the "Jewish" in "Jewish Professional." She says: "Yes, professionals in the Jewish sector must have excellent executive skills. And they must be able to tell a Jewish story."
As we consider how we will learn in the next academic year, we want to share our process, values, and timeline.
As we emerge from a year of crisis, Spertus Institute is seeing increased demand for its programs. Particularly germane to current needs is the Executive MA in Jewish Professional Studies, an accelerated leadership program for Jewish communal executives with 12 or more years in the field.
Spertus Institute proudly convenes a panel of experts to address the juncture of race and justice in Jewish life.
We recently completed a comprehensive strategic planning process, resulting in an important plan for our future. We’ve undertaken this work as we look ahead to 2024, when Spertus Institute will reach a milestone: 100 years.
In spite of the pandemic's weighty challenges, we are fortunate to live in a time when we can deliver impactful education remotely. Since the crisis began, more than 2,500 participants have taken advantage of Spertus programs online.