Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership
January 11, 2011
After looking all around the country, I found that a tailored graduate program for Jewish professionals was operating here in my hometown of the Windy City. Spertus is always looking for innovative ways to expand their product of dynamic learning and Jewish discourse, and although at any given moment, students aren't meeting in the building, they are meeting all throughout the Chicago area. For years I attended night classes in the Spertus building, in addition to meetings with academic mentors around the city, and sessions up in the suburbs of Chicago where I work. I feel that this program is specifically designed for working professionals and although we were able to utilize the beautiful Michigan Ave location- it was during the "off" hours that are considerate of a full-time professional's schedule. The impact Spertus has had in the Jewish non profit arena will have a ripple effect on the communities where it is running programs and I'm excited by the existence of a Jewish professional cadre that was trained by this program.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
graduating from the Masters in Jewish Professional Studies program.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
continue to improve and refine their graduate programs to include teaching assistants.
Client Served & Graduate of Masters in Jewish Professional Studies.