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Certificate in Jewish Leadership

July 6, 2018

Spertus Institute, in partnership with Northwestern University, offers the Certificate in Jewish Leadership, a four-component program proven to enhance the abilities of Jewish leaders. Now accepting applications for fall 2018.

One Book Author Update

July 5, 2018

Each year Chicago marks Jewish Book Month with One Book | One Community, in which a single book is chosen for discussions and events across the community. As we plan this year's programs, here’s a look at what our past authors have been up to.

Reflections on Succession

May 14, 2018

After ten years, stepping down from the Presidency of Spertus Institute is a decision I reflect upon with pride. While I normally eschew personal reflections, I hope that by sharing some of my experiences I can be helpful to others exploring similar issues.

Spertus Institute named one of Illinois’ 200 Great Places

May 1, 2018

The Illinois Council of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Illinois) has named Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, designed by Krueck + Sexton Architects, as one of Illinois’ 200 Great Places.

Introducing Dr. Keren E. Fraiman

February 21, 2018

Spertus Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Keren E. Fraiman as Dean and Chief Academic Officer. She will oversee graduate programs that serve students worldwide, as well as public offerings in Chicago and the suburbs.

New Jewish Leaders

May 11, 2018

Spertus Institute announces a new cohort of communal professionals admitted to the prestigious executive-level version of its respected MA in Jewish Professional Studies program. Students represent 11 organizations from 10 communities.

Yiddish Yesterday and Today

May 3, 2018

For centuries in Jewish communities in Europe and beyond, Yiddish was a key part of life. To explore and share its rich history, Jewish organizations from across greater Chicago have come together to present a series of programs highlighting Yiddish language, literature, history, and film.

Chicago Adult Jewish Learning Initiative, Article 8

April 19, 2018

By Marla Goldberg for eJewish Philanthropy, an online publication serving the professional Jewish community. This is the eighth in a series of articles about lifelong Jewish learning, based on work of the Chicago Adult Jewish Learning Initiative.

Chicago Adult Jewish Learning Initiative, Article 7

April 11, 2018

By Ali Drumm for eJewish Philanthropy, an online publication serving the professional Jewish community. This is the seventh in a series of articles about lifelong Jewish learning, based on work of the Chicago Adult Jewish Learning Initiative.

What’s Jewish About Jewish Leadership?

April 10, 2018

The story is told about Abraham Lincoln who was said to have challenged an interlocutor with the riddle, “If you call a tail a leg how many legs does a dog have?” “Five,” he replied. “Wrong,” said Lincoln, “simply calling a tail a leg does not make it so!”