The IISHJ offers professional programs to train rabbis and leaders for Secular Humanistic Judaism.

Each program provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to function effectively in our communities, while also facilitating working and learning on their own during their course of study.

The IISHJ also offers a Master’s Degree (unaccredited) program, as well as many opportunities for continuing Jewish education.   jerris-wed The programs of the Institute are centered on a series of weekly and weekend seminars in a variety of fields: Jewish history, Jewish culture, Secular Humanistic Judaism, professional skills, and Jewish music. For more information on IISHJ Programs, as well as questions regarding admissions and financial aid, please contact our office at or 847-383-6330.

IISHJ previously offered separate programs for Jewish Educators, Spokespeople, and Music Leaders. These specializations are now suggested concentrations within the Leadership Program, and classes in these subjects are available to all learners.

You can also read what our alumni have done with their training.