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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.
Recent conversations with Spertus alumni and students confirmed their resourcefulness and resilience. These remarkable leaders have utilized what they learned at Spertus to serve their organizations and communities in these challenging times.
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.
Spertus Institute has added a new course to our graduate curriculum: Jewish Peoplehood, taught by Dr. Shlomi Ravid and Dr. Ezra Kopelowitz. Spertus is a pioneer in bringing this subject to Jewish professionals working in the field.
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.
Elana G. Kahn asserts the importance of the "Jewish" in "Jewish Professional." She says: "Yes, professionals in the Jewish sector must have excellent executive skills. And they must be able to tell a Jewish story."
As we consider how we will learn in the next academic year, we want to share our process, values, and timeline.
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.
Spertus Institute proudly convenes a panel of experts to address the juncture of race and justice in Jewish life.