My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, Chicago, IL, USA
As a graduate of one of Spertus’ Jewish studies program, I can say that the program was extremely challenging and rewarding. The professors were very knowledgeable in their respective fields; some were among the best teachers I have ever had. I learned a great deal about a variety of area of a Jewish life, both contemporary and historical, that have helped shaped my overall thinking today. I also learned practical professional, interpersonal, and management skills. The one-on-one mentoring from high-profile community members provided invaluable individual attention.
To round out my Spertus experience, I took a fundraising course in their non-profit management program, which also challenged me to do creative work and think differently about how I might handle an age-old problem that every non-profit faces.
Five years ago neither graduate school in general nor Spertus in particular was on my radar. Today I am proud have a degree with their name on it. And I am a better person and professional for it.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
their academic work, as well of some of their cultural offerings. (My daughter enjoyed some of their kids' offereings, for example.)
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Continue to try to find ways to partner with other organizations serving the community.