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An Interview with Mona Golabek

March 29, 2013

By Brian Zimmerman for Spertus Institute — Like many children in musical families, Mona Golabek learned to play the piano by taking lessons with her mother. But in her case, the music lessons often blurred into life lessons.

What is Jewish leadership?

March 21, 2013

By Dr. Hal M. Lewis for JUF News — When people learn that I am the President of an Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, they often ask, "What is Jewish leadership? Does such a thing really exist?"

How to create a vibrant Jewish future

February 27, 2013

Spertus President Dr. Hal M. Lewis talks to Aaron Cohen of the JUF/Jewish Federation of Metropolitian Chicago about shaping and sustaining a vibrant Jewish community.

New Name, New Identity...

February 8, 2013

Pauline Yearwood for The Chicago Jewish News — When Hal Lewis took over as president and CEO of a  financially troubled Spertus Institute three and a half years ago, he found that many people both inside and outside of Chicago’s Jewish community knew about Spertus, but were unsure of just what it did.

Book Marks

February 7, 2013

By Gila Wertheimer for Chicago Jewish Star — On a frigid and gloomy Sunday afternoon some 300 people were entertained and stimulated by best-selling author Jonathan Safron Foer, who spoke about his work, his life, and influences on both.

Spertus Institute unveils new brand identity

February 5, 2013

By Lewis Lazare for Chicago Business Journal — To help clarify and sharpen its mission, the 90-year-old, Chicago-based Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning has launched a new brand identity. Effective immediately, the Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning will be known as the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership.

Spertus Institute in Chicago gets a new name

January 29, 2013

From JTA: The Global News Service of the Jewish People — The Jewish academic center is now the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, media reported this week.

Letter from Spertus President Dr. Hal M. Lewis

January 27, 2013

By Dr. Hal M. Lewis for Spertus Institute — I am very pleased to share a series of changes designed to clarify our mission, focus our energies, and more sharply define our work.

Profile of a Spertus Student: Louis Stromberg

January 21, 2013

By Lori Finkel for Spertus Institute — Louis Stromberg, a recent transplant from the DC area, is the first student to simultaneously take the Nonprofit Management and Jewish Professional Studies degree tracks.

At Spertus talk, taking the next step Foer-ward

January 14, 2013

By Jon Catlin for The Chicago Maroon — To one 35-year-old writer, genre seems no obstacle. In fact, it seems almost a meaningless concept. Jonathan Safran Foer speaks at Chicago’s Spertus Center for Jewish Learning & Culture.