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Meet Tal Rosen

November 18, 2014

Spertus Institute is pleased to welcome Tal Rosen as Director of the Institute’s new Center for Jewish Leadership.

Jewish Leadership Training: Insights from a Lay Leader

November 4, 2014

To bolster the skills I acquired from my years of fundraising and administrative work, I needed credibility and certification. I came into the Spertus program expecting to receive just that. I came away with so much more.

An Interview with Author David Laskin

October 30, 2014

David Laskin, award-winning author of the this year's Jewish Book Month selection, talks about embracing the present by exploring the past in a conversation with Brian Zimmerman for Spertus Institute.

Symbolism Meets Modern Life

May 30, 2014

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

ELI Talk on Jewish Leadership

May 21, 2014

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.

Driving Jewish Community Innovation and Entrepreneurship

November 21, 2014

The pioneering Center for Jewish Leadership officially launched at Spertus Institute on October 26 with a groundbreaking symposium on entrepreneurship, innovation, and Jewish leadership. View videos of presenters Howard Tullman, Jon Medved, Ariel Berry, Toby Rubin, Jay Goltz, and Dr. Hal M. Lewis. 

A Center for Jewish Leadership – Why Now, Why At All?

November 18, 2014

This year, as it marks its 90th anniversary, Spertus Institute launches the Center for Jewish Leadership to provide current and future Jewish leaders new and necessary opportunities to learn best professional practices in a Jewish context, informed by Jewish thought.

Leading the Leaders...

November 17, 2014

Great Jewish communities require great leaders. That may be a truism, but underneath it is a profound truth that the leaders of Chicago’s Spertus Institute for Jewish Leadership and Learning are taking to heart. And to class.

Celebrating 90: Lillian Brodkey

November 17, 2014

In honor of the 90th Anniversary of Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, we are pleased to share remembrances from a remarkable woman whose studies with us in the 1930s launched a lifetime of Jewish leadership.

Amy Reichert’s Art Reinvents Judaica

November 14, 2014

Calling all Cassandras, those given to gloom and doom about the pliancy of contemporary Jewish life, much less its future.