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Spertus 2023 Graduates

May 9, 2023

Spertus Institute announces the 2023 graduates of its prestigious Master’s and Doctoral programs. They join thousands of other Spertus alumni who advance Jewish organizations and communities around the world with their Spertus-acquired knowledge and skills.


March 17, 2023

Though fringe and vague in many ways, the call to a Day of Hate left us, along with many other Jewish communal professionals and lay leaders, asking questions about this incident and the broader societal context. In some ways, it challenged us to dive into the gray zone of antisemitism.

Leadership Certificate

January 18, 2023

Jewish leaders need tools and training to respond to rising antisemitism. To address this need, Chicago-based Spertus Institute launches the Leadership Certificate in Combating Antisemitism with an inaugural cohort of 17 Jewish community executives and senior professionals.

Executive MA Cohort 7

January 5, 2023

Among its leadership programs, Spertus Institute offers the Executive MA in Jewish Professional Studies program, which serves Jewish communal executives with 12+ years in the field. It is our pleasure to announce the participants in the seventh cohort of this important program.

Mentoring & Coaching

January 1, 2023

At Spertus Institute, we recognize that every student is unique, with their own goals, talents, obstacles, and dreams for the future. That’s why personalized one-on-one mentoring or coaching experiences are integrated into all our degree and certificate programs.

Letter from the President Spring 2023

May 31, 2023

Spertus President & CEO Dr. Dean P. Bell shares thoughts about the U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism and Spertus Institute’s role in providing tools and training to Jewish community leaders

Passover 2023

March 29, 2023

In Judaism, tradition has multiple meanings. You might use the word to refer to customs or practices, or think of it in terms of beliefs or values. But at its core is the idea of transmitting something essential to others, something that will make their life more meaningful.

Critical Conversations 2023

January 17, 2023

Critical Conversations is an annual Spertus Institute program that brings together high-profile experts and activists to address the most critical issues of the day. This year’s event will focus on rising antisemitism. You are invited to participate in person or online on February 20. 

Letter from the President

January 6, 2023

Combating antisemitism requires understanding our current climate in both an historical and contemporary context, right alongside the development of real-world skills. We must engage constituents, develop networks, and build bridges.

MA in Jewish Professional Studies NA4

November 9, 2022

Spertus Institute provides targeted training for the Jewish organizational professionals across North America. Key among them is the MA in Jewish Professional Studies, in which students gain the skills to advance both their careers and communities.