Letter from the President

The Impact of Our Work, Made Possible With Your Support

We recently marked the end of Spertus Institute’s 2023 Fiscal Year. Along with the start of the Jewish New Year, this presents a perfect occasion to celebrate our achievements over the past year and look forward to a special year ahead.

In 2024, Spertus Institute will reach an important milestone, our centennial!

For 100 years we have been dedicated to the goal of applying Jewish learning to address the most pressing issues of the day. As we finalize the ways we will mark this important occasion, we look forward to sharing opportunities for you to be involved.

Our FY23 Impact

This past year was a remarkable one for Spertus Institute, made possible with your involvement and support. Here are a few important successes:

We grew our graduate programs and reached thousands of adult learners, Jewish communal professionals, and educators around the globe.

Our impressive students inspire me every day as they bring their Spertus-acquired knowledge and skills to their own communities. Their work impacts every aspect of Jewish life.

We launched the Leadership Certificate in Combating Antisemitism, filling a critical need.

The executives in the pilot cohort represent communities with a combined Jewish population totaling more than two million. We raised significant funds to support this initiative, which continues with a second cohort beginning this fall and a third scheduled for next year.

Based on this success, new initiatives will be launched in the coming years, including one centering on interfaith leadership.

Our newly developed website reflects our impressive impact.

It shares the voices of our students and alumni and illustrates the opportunities we make possible in communities worldwide.

I look forward to learning together in the year ahead!.

With best wishes,

Dr. Dean P. Bell
President, CEO, and Professor of Jewish History
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership

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