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For communal professionals across North America

October 17, 2019

Spertus Institute announces that its world-class, career-boosting Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies (MAJPS) is now available to participants from across North America.

Interview with Chicago Tribune journalist Howard Reich

October 16, 2019

Award-winning journalist Howard Reich discusses life, hope, and his friendship with Elie Wiesel, the subject of his new book. For Jewish Book Month, Reich will appear at Spertus Institute on December 15.

Is today's antisemitism something new?

August 6, 2019

What are the distinctive characteristics of antisemitism today? To address this question, Spertus Institute presents two leaders in the field, Indiana University Professors Dr. Mark Roseman and Dr. Günther Jikeli.

New Exhibition: From Here to There

July 1, 2019

Opening September 23 in Spertus Institute's Ground Level Arts Lab, visitors will see works by four contemporary Chicago artists—Linda Robinson Gordon, Ellen Holtzblatt, Lilach Schrag, and Michelle Stone—in a new multimedia exhibition.

Letter from the President — Winter/Spring 2019

December 17, 2018

"Spertus is an institution driven by values," says Spertus President and CEO Dr. Dean P. Bell. "We are committed to advancing Jewish communal leadership and making a real difference in people’s lives."

Fundraisers Forum

August 21, 2019

Are you a nonprofit professional or lay leader with a sneaking suspicion that your organization isn’t leveraging its volunteer leadership as much as it could be? This September program is for you. 

In Memoriam – Rabbi Dr. Peter Knobel

August 21, 2019

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership mourns the loss of our long-time friend and faculty member, Rabbi Dr. Peter Knobel.

Letter from the President — Summer/Fall 2019

August 9, 2019

Each year Spertus Institute identifies a catalyzing theme that addresses important issues in our educational offerings. This year’s coalescing theme is community.

Global Center for Jewish Leadership

July 10, 2019

Spertus students and alumni serve Jewish organizations of every size and description, in our hometown of Chicago, and—without exaggeration or hyperbole—around the world.

Spertus Institute Welcomes New Trustees

June 12, 2019

Spertus Institute proudly welcomes two new board members—Barbara Grant Bereskin, Principal and Founder of Lincoln Avenue Partners, and Spertus alumna Marilyn Diamond, Honorary Consul General for Morocco in Illinois.