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Defining Success

May 21, 2013

By Dr. Hal M. Lewis for JUF News — Defining Success: The business literature has been filled of late with innumerable discussions about success — how to achieve it, how to measure it, what it looks like, and where it comes from.

Alumni Profile: Cydney Topaz

April 25, 2013

Spertus recently caught up with Cydney Topaz, a 2011 graduate of our Master of Science in Nonprofit Management program and the new Director of Development for Hillels of Illinois.

Faculty Profile: Laura Mannion

April 19, 2013

By Lori M. Finkel for Spertus Institute — Like many of the people who go through the Spertus Graduate Program in Nonprofit Management, Laura Mannion has a unique story to tell.

Leadership and Authority

April 16, 2013

By Dr. Hal M. Lewis for JUF News — Political junkies will recall that in the midst of the recent sequestration controversy, President Obama took 12 Republican senators to dinner to discuss their differences. 

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.

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.