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At Spertus Institute, we believe that arts and culture are essential to Jewish life and learning. Powerful first-hand encounters with original artifacts — as well as live performances and first-person presentations — offer compelling ways to both understand the Jewish past and address the pressing issues of today.
Spertus Institute proudly welcomes four new members to our Board of Trustees. These impressive individuals are committed to the continuity of Chicago’s Jewish community and have some clear ideas about how to foster a vibrant Jewish future.
It is an honor to see Spertus Institute faculty member and longtime friend Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern featured in The New York Times!
The 2014 One Book | One Community selection is David Laskin's The Family, a memoir that follows the author's amazing ancestors across the tumultuous sweep of the 20th century.
For all of us at Spertus Institute, it's a pleasure to see Chicago architect and designer Amy Reichert profiled in The New York Times. Her work is currently on view in our lobby in an intimate one-woman exhibit titled Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica.
It's our pleasure to share an ELI talk (essentially a Jewish TED talk) by Spertus President Dr. Hal M. Lewis. In it, he proposes an unexpected key to success.
Spertus Institute faculty member Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern is featured in the publication of The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies at Northwestern University.
Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis addresses the claim that our communal institutions should run "run more like businesses."
The Golden Age Shtetl: A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe is the latest publication by Spertus faculty member Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern.