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In Memoriam – Eric Joss

July 10, 2016

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership mourns the loss of our long-time trustee, Eric Joss. Eric was the embodiment of “mentschlikhkeit;” he was a gentleman of the highest order.

Spertus Transforms Gift Shop to Arts Lab

May 17, 2016

Changes are coming to the lobby of Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership. The space where the Spertus Shop has been located will be transformed into a lab for Jewish art, artists, and the community, scheduled to open September 25, 2016.

Lighting Learning and Libations

March 10, 2016

Members of Chicago’s Jewish community were recently treated to a taste of innovative work being done by young leaders who are transforming the Jewish future through their work with the Center for Jewish Leadership.

Attorney Turned Chaplain

February 5, 2016

One late evening, I was at my office. It was quiet and I found myself staring out at the Chicago skyline. I became painfully aware that I had many trappings of success, but I did not feel successful. Something was missing.

Midwest Jewish Artists Lab: Artist Profile

February 3, 2016

Assistant Editor Joanna Rothenberg interviewed Midwest Jewish Artists Lab participant Dimitri Pavlotsky, who hails from Moscow, about his work and the importance of the program.

Explore Treasures from Spertus Institute’s World-Class Collection

September 10, 2015

With generous support from the Spitz Foundation, highlights from Spertus Institute's collections of art and archival items can now be viewed online, from your computer, tablet, or phone.

Executive Excellence

July 29, 2016

The participants in this inaugural cohort represent organizations in Illinois, Ohio, and New Jersey, and in Ontario, Canada. They are studying with experts from around the world who understand both the theory and practice of leading in today’s highly complex Jewish world.

Conference to gather Jewish communal professionals for networking

March 30, 2016

The 2016 JPRO Network Conference is bringing together hundreds of Jewish community professionals for professional development and networking; showcasing the leading thinkers, activists, and teachers who are advancing our communities and the Jewish people.

Chicago Premiere Brundibar Revisited

March 24, 2016

Documentary Film Nominated for Prix Europa Premieres in Chicago May 5. Anne Frank Center Berlin says about Greta Klingsberg in Brundibar Revisited: “Her story has to be heard”

The Subject Of Israel Education Is Not Israel

March 1, 2016

Barry Chazan for The Jewish Week — Today’s world is very much about personalization and customization. Mattresses, automobiles and worldviews that speak to “my” tastes, desires, interests, schedule and way of thinking and living are the vantage point from which we approach the world.