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New Cohort of Educational Leaders

February 22, 2022

We are pleased to welcome the newest educators' cohort of the Certificate in Jewish Leadership, presented by Spertus Institute in partnership with Northwestern University.

Letter from the President

February 21, 2022

In my forthcoming book, Interreligious Resilience, authored with Professor Michael S. Hogue, I had the chance to bring Jewish texts and ideas into conversation with contemporary issues from globalization to religious polarization.

Spertus Welcomes Alyssa Dickman

February 17, 2022

Alyssa Dickman, an educator and professional coach with more than twenty years of experience in talent and leadership development, has joined Spertus Institute’s Academic Team as Faculty Chair of the Center for Jewish Leadership.

Learning Together

February 3, 2022

Several times a year, Spertus students from across our academic and professional programs come together for weeklong seminars that are lively, exciting times of creative and intellectual cross pollination, as well as intensive learning.

Leadership Certificate in Combating Antisemitsm

January 27, 2022

There is a critical need for Jewish communal leaders to respond to antisemitism with knowledge, strength, and skill. A new Spertus initiative will address this need with the expertise it demands.

Jewish learning for today’s Jewish adults

December 14, 2021

In a recent OpEd, Spertus Director of Jewish Studies Dr. David N. Gottlieb challenges us to creatively incorporate sources, mediums, and materials that reflect the rich variety of Jewish life and experiences.

Health & Safety

February 15, 2022

We have implemented policies that comply with both the letter and spirit of government recommendations and mandates. These policies align with those of most institutions of higher education and comply with best practice.

Video Features Dr. Sharon Silverman

December 13, 2021

Since 2017, Silver Screen Studios has been making short videos that spotlight seniors with powerful stories to share. Its current series focuses on Jewish activists, age 60+. Among those profiled is Spertus Board Chair Dr. Sharon Silverman.

A Conversation with Ayelet Tsabari

November 14, 2021

Spertus continues its Jewish Book Month tradition of bringing readers together to meet Jewish writers. On Sunday, December 12, join a live online conversation with award-winning author Ayelet Tsabari.

Letter from the President Fall 2021

October 12, 2021

Every year Spertus Institute identifies a core programmatic theme. Dr. Dean P. Bell explains why, in a year that COVID-19 challenged assumptions and compelled us to consider new ways of thinking, this year's theme is reimagining.