Center for Jewish Leadership to Launch at Spertus

Center’s mission is to transform Jewish life
by cultivating innovative approaches to leadership
and enhancing the abilities
of Jewish professionals and volunteers

Spertus logoRooted in the belief that great Jewish communities need great Jewish leaders, this fall Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership launches the Center for Jewish Leadership (CJL), a programmatic center dedicated to transforming Jewish life by cultivating innovative approaches to leadership and enhancing the abilities of Jewish communal professionals and volunteers.

New opportunities for leadership development will enhance the knowledge, effectiveness, creativity, and strategic agility of current and future Jewish leaders, magnifying the vibrancy of their communities and advancing the missions of the organizations they serve.

CJL offerings will include graduate degree and certificate programs, master classes and workshops, a Jewish Leaders on Leadership series, an annual leadership symposium, a professional community mentoring program, and micro-grants for innovation and collaboration. Programs offered through the CJL will provide participants with a unique and holistic approach to Jewish leadership that seamlessly integrates deeper understanding of Jewish life, culture, and history with insights and best practices from the worlds of business and nonprofit leadership. Programs will serve Jewish organizational employees and volunteers, including lay leaders and trustees.

To launch the Center for Jewish Leadership, Spertus Institute will bring together a group of leaders from the business world and social sectors to address what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur, what organizations wishing to innovate need to know, and how this knowledge can be leveraged to advance Jewish organizations and communal life. This Inaugural Symposium will take place on Sunday, October 26, 2014.

Information on all Center for Jewish Leadership programs, including dates, faculty, and prices, can be found on the Spertus Institute website at Registration for new programs begins August 1st.