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Spertus Launches Mountain-Southwest Regional Cohort

Spertus Launches Mountain-Southwest Regional Cohort


Spertus Institute launches Mountain-Southwest regional cohort of its MA in Jewish Professional Studies

Program delivery is customized for young professionals working for Jewish organizations in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.

Spertus Institute's MA in Jewish Professional Studies (MAJPS) is a career-boosting graduate program that advances the professional skills and Jewish knowledge of those working for and with the Jewish community.

Over the past decade, the program has been tailored to serve Jewish communities in Canada, Israel, and several regions of the United States. A Mountain-Southwest Regional Cohort of the MAJPS program will begin in June 2019, specifically for employees of Jewish organizations in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.

Applications are now being accepted. Fellowships are available to cover up to 60% of costs for qualified students admitted by March 31, 2019.

The program is geared toward busy, working adults. Courses are taught by distinguished faculty with real-world expertise, through onsite seminars at the Spertus Institute campus in Chicago, online coursework, a yearlong professional mentorship, and a personalized capstone project. The emphasis is on material that is immediately applicable to students’ careers.

Students participate in the program with a cohort of fellow professionals, building a network of partners and colleagues. The program can be completed in just over two years.

Those interested in the program—for themselves or members of their staff—should contact Spertus Institute Director of Enrollment Anita Silvert at asilvert@spertus.edu or 312.322.1707. More about the program can be found online at spertus.edu/Mountain-Southwest.

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership offers dynamic learning opportunities, rooted in Jewish wisdom and culture and open to all. Graduate programs and workshops train future leaders and engage individuals in exploration of Jewish life.

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership is a partner in serving our community, supported by the JUF/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. Spertus Institute’s Center for Jewish Leadership is supported by a generous grant from the Crown Family.

Friday, July 6, 2018