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Developing the Next Generation of Jewish Leaders

May 1, 2017

By Dr. Hal M. Lewis  — The time has come to abandon the insulting notion that programs of Jewish literacy, however excellent, are in and of themselves, leadership programs.

Israel: Many Voices

April 19, 2017

Falling in love in Jerusalem. How being a Jew in Israel is different from being Jewish in the US. What it’s like for Ethiopian-Israelis. And the trials and tribulations of inoculating Israeli turkeys! Hear this and more on May 21.

Ben Shahn: If Not Now, When?

March 13, 2017

Chicagoans can view works by artist and activist Ben Shahn in the Ground Level Arts Lab through August 27. About his work, Curator Ionit Behar says, "Ben Shahn's images of immigrants, refugees, labor organizers, and civil rights workers are as powerful today as they were during his lifetime."

Student Profile: Ellie Gettinger

March 1, 2017

Ellie Gettinger is the Education Director of the Jewish Museum Milwaukee. As a student in Spertus Institute's graduate program for Jewish professionals, she's adding new knowledge to her already considerable expertise.

Jewish Literacy for Jewish Professionals

January 2, 2017

By Spertus Director of Enrollment Management Anita Silvert for eJewish Philanthropy — Cultural literacy is vital to feeling part of a group, part of a community. 

About Dr. Dean P. Bell

May 8, 2017

"Dean Bell has repeatedly proven himself to be both a brilliant scholar and a talented executive—a rare combination that beautifully mirrors Spertus Institute’s commitment to learning and leadership,” said Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis.

Jewish master’s program to start another Wisconsin group

May 3, 2017

Spertus is set to initiate a second Wisconsin-based student group in the fall of 2017. The school reviews admissions applications on a rolling basis, but would prefer to see applications by June 30.

Jewish Community Networking Night 2017

April 6, 2017

On April 5, Spertus Institute hosted a lively event for those who work on behalf of the Jewish community.

Problem-Based Learning in Leadership Education

March 15, 2017

Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis was recently invited to speak at George Washington University. The occassion was a conference titled "Re-imagining Jewish Leadership Education" presented by Mayberg Center for Jewish Education. These are excepts from his remarks. 

Atar Trio performs at Spertus Institute

March 13, 2017

The Atar Trio is an Israeli chamber ensemble known for bold and creative musical projects. On Sunday, April 2 at 2 pm, Chicagoans will have an opportunity to hear them perform musical works from around the globe.