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Harvard ‘Happiness’ Professor Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar to Speak 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.

Explore Treasures from Spertus Institute’s World-Class Collection

September 10, 2015

With generous support from the Spitz Foundation, highlights from Spertus Institute's collections of art, artifacts, and archival items can now be viewed online.

People of the Books: Refugees Who Could Be Us

September 8, 2015

Betsy Gomberg for JUF News — This year's Jewish Book Month selection focuses on a past wave of refugees. Along with it, we recognize the stories of those seeking refuge today.

Letter from the President — Fall 2015

August 3, 2015

There is something powerful about regularly articulating a sense of appreciation for the blessings we have received. The start of a new year offers a particularly poignant opportunity to do just that. 

Interview with Janette Silverman, Senior Research Manager at AncestryProGenealogists

October 8, 2015

Assistant Editor Joanna Rothenberg recently spoke with Doctorate of Science in Jewish Studies alum Janette Silverman. In August, she began her new role as a Senior Research Manager at’s ProGenealogist division, specializing in Jewish genealogical research.

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.

Educating Jewish Educators

September 30, 2015

By Ali Drumm for JUF News — For adults who wish to learn about Judaism, explore Jewish history, or crave a dose of Jewish culture, our local Chicago community provides plenty of possibilities.

Milwaukee Avenue Merchant Family Focus of New Jewish-American Exhibit

September 29, 2015

By Alisa Hauser for DNAinfo Chicago — The son of a third-generation merchant has put his family's experiences into a personal history show that documents the Jewish-American clan, from peddling shoes on Maxwell Street to operating stores along Wicker Park's Milwaukee Avenue.

12 Area Artists Selected for Midwest Jewish Artists Lab

August 26, 2015

The Midwest Jewish Artists Lab creates connections and inspires new work. Twelve artists from the greater Chicago area have been selected to participate. An exhibit of their work will be presented at Spertus Institute in 2016.