Those who learn at Spertus spark change in communities around the world. Their work impacts every aspect of Jewish life.

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Where Spertus Students and Alumni Make a Difference

Atlanta, GA

As regional director for Repair the World, engaging Atlanta-area Jews in projects

Austin, TX

Developing cutting-edge Jewish arts and cultural programs

Spearheading activities for Jewish teens

Baltimore, MD

Writing a book about Rashi 

Berkeley, CA

Driving community engagement for the JCC of the East Bay

Birmingham, AL

Directing the region’s Jewish Community Relations Council

Boston,  MA

Managing operations for the Jewish cultural center of Boston

Brooklyn, NY

Empowering Jewish teens

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Directing a synagogue, literary café, and Jewish educational and cultural center

Calgary, Canada

Raising funds to support Jewish education and Jewish community engagement

Caracas, Venezuela

Presenting cultural programming and creative skill-building opportunities for Caracas’ Jewish community


Fighting hunger

Raising awareness of Jewish ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity as Creative Director of Be’chol Lashon

Spearheading leadership training for Chicago’s Jewish Federation

Teaching Jewish High School Students

Dallas, TX

Bringing more than 30 years of experience in Jewish education to her role as President of the National Jewish Early Childhood Network

Dayton, OH

Directing the region’s Jewish Federation

Denver, CO

Helping teens chart Jewish journeys

Detroit, MI

Enhancing Jewish life for thousands of college students

Elon, NC

Spearheading university interfaith engagement

Flagstaff, AZ

Rabbi for Jewish events at the Grand Canyon

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Creating opportunities for synagogue members to engage

Gdańsk,  Poland

Researching Jewish history

Haifa, Israel

Developing immersive programs for American and Israeli Jews

Huntsville, Ontario, Canada

Instilling campers with a love of Judaism and an appreciation of the great outdoors

Istanbul, Turkey

Directing the Jewish Museum of Turkey

Las Vegas, NV

Planning and presenting Jewish cultural and educational programs

Lima, Peru

Directing Lima’s Jewish Community Center

London, England

Planning programs at a progressive synagogue in Knightsbridge

Los Angeles, CA

Raising funds to support LA’s Holocaust Museum

Milwaukee, WI

Directing the local center for Holocaust education

Minneapolis, MN

Creating immersive Jewish experiences for interfaith couples

Montreal,  Canada

Directing young adult leadership programs

New York,  NY

Developing strategic initiatives for the Jewish Federations of North America

Serving on the New York City Commission for Human Rights

Northbrook, IL

Creating opportunities for individuals with disabilities and special needs

Omaha, NE

Directing Israel engagement and outreach for the Jewish Federation of Omaha

Orlando, FL

Providing wellness, counseling, and mental health programs for area college students

Paris, France

Serving as International Education Director for Moishe House, an organization that builds Jewish community

Pittsburgh, PA

Directing a national Jewish foundation

Portland, OR

Providing skilled, convivial, enthusiastic leadership at one of the Pacific Northwest’s oldest congregations. 

Poway, CA

Directing antisemitism education for Hillel International

Richmond,  VA

Mobilizing Jewish communities to pursue a more just world

Rome, Italy

Touring residents and tourists through the Jewish history of Rome

São Paulo, Brazil

Leading the region’s Jewish Federation

South Bay, CA

Building community around a shared interest in Jewish food

Santiago,  Chile

Hosting a podcast series on leadership for Jewish organizational professionals in Latin and South America

Seattle, WA

Raising funds to support Jewish educators

Tallinn, Estonia

Working as a senior Jewish educator for the Jewish community of Estonia

Tel Aviv,  Israel

Raising awareness of climate change

Managing global development for Moishe House 

Toronto, Canada

Overseeing young people’s branch of global Jewish humanitarian organization

Vancouver, Canada

Creating opportunities for Jewish community involvement and engagement

Winnipeg, Canada

Fostering opportunities for Jewish education

Washington,  DC

Developing online Jewish programs that reach 10,000+ participants annually

Youngstown, OH

Transformed a JCC into an emergency response center at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic

Zurich, Switzerland

Leading the Swiss Union of Jewish Students