Spertus Institute Announces New Executive Graduate Program Cohort

A new cohort of communal professionals has been admitted to the executive-level version of Spertus Institute’s Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies (MAJPS) program.

The yearlong program serves Jewish communal executives with a decade or more of experience in the field. The cohort includes senior-level professionals from organizations in California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, and Ontario, Canada, providing participants a network of fellow executives from across North America. Together, cohort members will learn to leverage opportunity, inspire excellence in staff and trustees, and lead through times of change.

Cohort members are Dina Jacobs Bauwens, Membership and Communications Director, Temple Jeremiah, Northfield, Illinois; Mindy Berger, Partnership Manager, Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project, Rockville, Maryland; Tamara Donnenfeld, Director of Lifelong Learning, Temple Beth Am, Pinecrest, Florida; Cathy Gardner, Executive Vice President/CEO, Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton, Ohio; Risa Goldstein, Director, PJ Library and PJ Our Way, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, California; Steven Greenwood, Development Director, URJ Camp George, Toronto, Ontario; Jenna Kalkman-Turner, Director, Early Childhood Professional Learning, Community Foundation for Jewish Education, Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, Illinois; Rabbi Samuel Klein, Chief Jewish Officer, JCC San Francisco, California; Jessica Robins, Director of Admissions, Hannah Senesh Community Day School, Brooklyn, New York; and Rene Rusgo, Director, Jewish Living Center of Greater Toledo, Ohio.

This cohort begins with a seminar in Chicago, June 3-5, 2018. To find out more about the Executive MAJPS program, interested professionals can contact Tal Rosen, Director of Spertus Institute’s Center for Jewish Leadership, at trosen@spertus.edu or 312.322.1711, or visit spertus.edu.