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"There’s a real camaraderie among the students and the teachers are great." — Louis Stromberg, Jewish Professional Studies student

At Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, we create dynamic learning opportunities, rooted in Jewish wisdom and culture, that enable personal growth and develop skills for future community leaders.

Graduate and professional programs are designed to help participants transform their lives and communities. They are uniquely flexible, allowing students to tailor their own rich and meaningful experiences. Exceptional faculty, mentors, and resources inspire new thinking with real-world application. Programs are offered in Chicago, in select locations across North America, and through distance learning.

Program options include:

Public Programs — including films, speakers, seminars, concerts, and exhibits — are offered at the Institute's Michigan Avenue facility, in the Chicago suburbs, and online.

Learn. Lead. Inspire.

Student Profile

Louis Stromberg, a transplant from the DC area, is the first Spertus student to simultaneously take the Nonprofit Management and Jewish Professional Studies degree tracks. MORE>

About Spertus Students

Spertus students serve as administrators, advisors, camp directors, educators, executives, fundraisers, program directors, and more. The agencies where they are making a difference include:

Alzheimer’s Association
American Technion Society
Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema
Illinois Senate
International Aid, Inc.
JCC Chicago
Jewish Federation of Canada
Jewish National Fund
Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation
   of Metropolitan Chicago
National Foundation for Temple Youth
Rush University Medical Center
Solomon Schechter Day School
Union of Reform Judaism
United Way

Fellowships for Fall 2014

Midcareer Fellowships now available for Jewish Professional Studies students beginning this fall. MORE>

Mazel Tov

Mazel tov to Spertus Alumni (and newlyweds) Beth Avner and Sam Rodin, who met as students in our Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies program. From all of us, best wishes for years of happiness.