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As we consider how we will learn in the next academic year, we want to share our process, values, and timeline.
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.
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.
With Dr. Ben Outhwaite of Cambridge University, Spertus Institute students are exploring remarkable texts from the Cairo Ben Ezra Genizah and uncovering what they tell us about Jewish history and the cultural dynamics of medieval Cairo.
Spertus Institute has added a new course to our curriculum: Jewish Peoplehood, taught by Dr. Shlomi Ravid and Dr. Ezra Kopelowitz. Spertus is a pioneer in bringing this subject to professionals working in the field.
Amie Barrish recently joined the Spertus Institute team as Assistant Director for Recruitment. Not one to let anything slow her down, she is already creatively matching future Spertus students with programs that will change their lives.
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."