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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.

New Discoveries for Spertus Students

January 27, 2021

With Dr. Ben Outhwaite of Cambridge University, Spertus students will explore some of the Cairo Genizah’s most remarkable texts and uncover 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 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.

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.

Jewish Education Makes Better Professionals

January 11, 2021

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."

Profiles from the Field

February 25, 2021

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.

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.

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.

Certificate in Jewish Leadership

January 5, 2021

Applications are now being accepted for the Certificate in Jewish Leadership, presented by Spertus Institute in partnership with Northwestern University. Due to high demand, two cohorts will begin in 2021, with a choice of formats.

Coronavirus Update for Spertus Institute Friends and Patrons

October 1, 2020

We have joined our neighbors across Chicago in an effort to slow the escalating impact of COVID-19. As staff and faculty gradually and safely return to our facility, we continue to offer a variety of programming online.