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In Memoriam Sylvia Spertus

August 1, 2021

Spertus Institute mourns the longtime friend and supporter Sylvia Spertus. Spertus Board Chair Dr. Sharon Silverman said, “Sylvia was an inspiring leader who cared deeply about Jewish education, culture, and community."

Spertus Welcomes New Staff

August 1, 2021

Marcia R. Lehman joins the Spertus Institute staff as Vice President for Advancement. Dr. David Gottlieb, who has served on the Spertus faculty since 2019, steps into a new role as Director of Jewish Studies.

Planning for reentry: A message for Spertus students

June 4, 2021

As we consider how we will learn in the next academic year, we want to share our process, values, and timeline.

Teaching Resilience

April 30, 2021

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.

Critical Conversations: Jews & Race

April 5, 2021

Spertus Institute proudly convenes a panel of experts to address the juncture of race and justice in Jewish life.

Vision for our Second Century

February 25, 2021

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.

Creating impactful online educational experiences

February 17, 2021

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.

New Discoveries for Spertus Students

January 27, 2021

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.


January 20, 2021

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.

Spertus welcomes Amie Barrish

January 19, 2021

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.