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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."

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.

Spertus Students & Alumni Changing the World

August 28, 2020

It would take more than a global pandemic to keep our resilient Spertus students and alumni from changing the world. These inspiring leaders use their Spertus training to push forward, even in these dark times.

Responding to Coronavirus

August 27, 2020

Dr. Dean P Bell unearths lessons from history for responding to COVID-19. Bell, author of "Plague in the Early Modern World: A Documentary History," has been serving as an expert on pandemic history for media during the current crisis.

Learning in the Time of Coronavirus: A Message from Sherry Knazan

August 26, 2020

We were so touched by this heartfelt message from Spertus Institute Doctoral student (and MA in Jewish Studies alumna) Sherry Knazan, of Petaluma, CA, that we had to share it with you.

An Interview with Board Chairperson Dr. Sharon Silverman

August 4, 2020

Newly appointed Spertus Board Chairperson Dr. Sharon Silverman spoke with Director of Communications Betsy Gomberg about her new role, her interests and goals, and how she plans to lead.

Jewish Education is an Essential Service

June 1, 2020

Elana Kahn, Spertus Institute's new Associate Dean for Outreach, explains why she upended her life during a global pandemic to tackle a new challenge. The answer lies in understanding what is essential.

Join a conversation with acclaimed author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

October 2, 2020

For Jewish Book Month, Spertus Institute presents Ayelet Gundar-Goshen in a live online conversation you can join from anywhere, part of a new series called Authors OutLoud.

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.