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The Spertus Chicago Scholarship

The Spertus Chicago Scholarship

Spertus Institute announces new graduate scholarship for Chicago-area Jewish communal professionals 

Funded by an anonymous donor, the Spertus Chicago Scholarship aims to invigorate Chicago’s Jewish community by investing in the education, training, and development of Jewish communal professionals.

Employees of Jewish organizations across the greater Chicago area can access funds of up to $2,000 for Spertus Institute’s acclaimed MA in Jewish Professional Studies (MAJPS) or Executive MA in Jewish Professional Studies (EMAJPS). The funds are for incoming students accepted into the cohorts that begin in 2021 and 2022. Funds are limited.

About this exciting initiative, Spertus President and CEO Dr. Dean P. Bell said: “Spertus Institute is proudly based in Chicago, our home for nearly 100 years. Although the learning we provide no longer has geographic boundaries—and increasingly has impact worldwide—we have a special commitment to our Chicago community, which this scholarship fund will strengthen and enrich.”

The MA in Jewish Professional Studies and the Executive MA in Jewish Professional Studies are programs of Spertus Institute’s Center for Jewish Leadership, supported in part by a generous grant from the Crown Family.

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Contact Amie Barrish, Spertus Assistant Director for Recruitment at for information. 

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Spertus Institute is a partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community.



Spertus Institute 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. We often hear from students and participants that their experiences at Spertus are inspiring and even transformative. That is by design, because the Institute strives to offer thought-provoking content with real-world application, unparalleled resources, and a welcoming environment that encourages people to connect in an open exchange of ideas.

Spertus Institute is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Chicago.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021