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Executive Leadership

May 3, 2021

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.

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.

Profiles from the Field

February 25, 2021

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.

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.

Statement from the President — January 2021

January 7, 2021

There is important work to be done to heal and advance, to engage in constructive dialogue to move us forward, to take responsibility for the welfare of our fellow citizens, and to maintain the very fabric of our society.