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Adult Jewish Learning

February 29, 2016

Dean P. Bell for JUF News — Adult humans are complicated, to say the least. They navigate numerous competing goals and priorities. They possess varied personal identities, interests, strengths, and needs, not only from one another but over time.

Attorney Turned Chaplain

February 5, 2016

One late evening, I was at my office. It was quiet and I found myself staring out at the Chicago skyline. I became painfully aware that I had many trappings of success, but I did not feel successful. Something was missing.

Midwest Jewish Artists Lab: Artist Profile

February 3, 2016

Assistant Editor Joanna Rothenberg interviewed Midwest Jewish Artists Lab participant Dimitri Pavlotsky, who hails from Moscow, about his work and the importance of the program.

Jewish Routes

January 14, 2016

By Eileen Lavine for Moment Magazine — Today, with nearly 300,000 Jews, the Chicago metropolitan area is home to the third-largest Jewish population in the United States. But to many Chicagoan Jews, it has the feel of a small town.

Interview with Janette Silverman, Senior Research Manager at AncestryProGenealogists

December 8, 2015

Janette Silverman, an alum of Spertus Institute's DS in Jewish Studies, recently began a new role as a Senior Research Manager at ancestry.com’s ProGenealogist division, specializing in Jewish genealogical research.

How Great Leaders Create Great Places to Work

December 2, 2015

This symposium was the inaugural event in Spertus Institute's year-long Great Places to Work initiative.

Interview with author Lev Golinkin

October 8, 2015

Spertus Institute Assistant Editor Joanna Rothenberg recently spoke over the phone with Lev Golinkin, author of A BACKPACK, A BEAR, AND EIGHT CRATES OF VODKA, this year’s One Book, One Community selection.

Milwaukee Jewish Professionals Earn Graduate Degrees Through Spertus

October 1, 2015

By Lee Fensin for The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle — The MAJPS is a two-year graduate program specifically designed to advance the business expertise and Jewish knowledge of professionals working in the Jewish community.

Harvard ‘Happiness’ Professor Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar Speaks at Spertus about Creating Great Places to Work

September 30, 2015

JUF News — Thanks to a new initiative at Spertus Institute, this fall Chicagoans will have a rare opportunity to spend an afternoon learning from the author of BEING HAPPY, HAPPIER (a New York Times bestseller), and CHOOSE THE LIFE YOUR WANT.

Jewish Learning Professionals Group

September 30, 2015

By Ali Drumm for JUF News — I have been fortunate to participate in a new program designed to forge an organized, adept community of those who plan and present Jewish programs for the Chicago-area.