Application Information

The Certificate in Jewish Leadership is a selective admissions program. It requires applicants to have a bachelor's degree or the equivalent, three to five years of professional or managerial experience, and a strong commitment to developing and fulfilling their professional potential.

Application Procedure

Limited scholarships may be available for employees of Jewish organizations.

To Apply

  • Complete an application
  • The application calls for a short statement of purpose (600 words) that describes your professional goals and what you will bring to share with your colleagues in the program. Include this in the field provided.
  • Your resume needs to be submitted. There is a place to unload it within the application (preferred) or you may email it to Please include the words "Resume for Certificate Application" in the subject line.
  • Applicants will be invited to an interview.

Application Review

This application will be reviewed by an Admission Committee of faculty from Northwestern University and Spertus Institute. Cohorts are limited to 20 participants.

Admissions and Registration Questions

For assistance with your application or questions about the program or admission procedure, contact Spertus Institute at or 312-322-1707.

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