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Letter from the President
— Letter from Spertus President Dr. Hal M. Lewis —
I have previously written about the challenges the economy has posed for Spertus in recent years. I am extremely proud to announce that we have recently taken another dramatic step toward securing our financial future.
Meet Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum, author of A Day of Small Beginnings
November 1, 2011
— By Stefanie Pervos Bregman for JUF News —
You might say Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum has done it all. She was born and raised in New York, where she studied modern dance and choreography. She studied religion and philosophy at New York University and international relations at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and then worked at the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles before returning to school to study law.
Torontonian Wins Young Jewish Professional Award
October 31, 2011
— By Daniel Horowitz for Shalom Life —
Spertus student Shauna Waltman was recently named as one of two North American recipients of the 2011 Young Professional Award of the Jewish Communal Service Association (JCSA).
Spertus Checks Out One Book
October 26, 2011
— By Gila Wertheimer for the Chicago Jewish Star —
Get ready, get set, get reading. One Book, One Chicago has now been joined by its Jewish counterpart.
Spertus Presents Building Community in JUF Windows
September JUF News
Beginning in September, pedestrians on Monroe Street will be able to get an up close look at Chicago’s Jewish history.
July 7, 2011
By Stefanie Pervos for JUF News
Since he was a child, Elan Margulies always felt connected to nature and the outdoors. “I’ve always been inspired by nature,” he said. “My parents really encouraged my connection with the natural world and I pursued that into high school and college where I studied ecology and environmental sciences.”
JUF Publishes Chicago Jewish Population Study
Where do we live? How does Judaism shape us? What are our human needs and Jewish dreams? These and other Jewish demographic questions are not trivial.
Out of the Ghetto: An Interview with Dr. Dean Bell
June 14, 2011
Early Modern Communities: An AHRC-funded study through the University of Bath
Dean Bell is an authority on early modern Jewry in Germany and Europe more widely, with a special interest in the question of community. Here he talks about approaches to the complex relationship between Jews and Christians in the era of expulsion, migration and confessionalisation.
Science Connections: Natural Disasters and Religion – Looking Through a Scientific Lens
May 3, 2011
By Ashley Cullins for Northwestern University’s Science in Society e-magazine
Religion and science find a common ground in historian Dean Bell’s "Jewish and Christian Responses to Natural Disasters" class at Northwestern University.
Measure What Counts
May 1, 2011
By Dr. Hal M. Lewis for eJewish Philanthropy
Over the past decade, exacerbated particularly by the events of recent years, the Jewish community has placed increased emphasis on metrics as part of the management of their institutions and agencies.