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Sometimes It’s About The Way We Tie Our Shoelaces

January 26, 2015

Kicking off discussion about Jewish organizational life in 2015, this piece by Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis appeared as the first eJewish Philanthropy post of the new year. 

Canadian Jewish Professionals Complete Innovative Leadership Program

January 23, 2015

Spertus Institute, in partnership with the Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA, proudly awarded its MA in Jewish Professional Studies degree to the program's second Canadian cohort.

Four Questions For The New Year About The Way We Do Business

January 5, 2015

Kicking off discussion about Jewish organizational life in 2015, this piece by Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis appeared as the first eJewish Philanthropy post of the new year. 

Reflections on Hanukkah at the White House

December 22, 2014

When the invitation to attend the White House Hanukkah Party arrived, Spertus President Hal Lewis suspected one of his more tech-savvy friends was playing a joke. But the invitation was real and what he had at first believed to be a well-played deception turned out to be one of his life’s truly special moments. 

Alumni Profile: Lillian Brodkey, Class of 1937

December 17, 2014

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

People of the Books: Hanukkah 2014

December 5, 2014

By Betsy Gomberg for JUF News — Do you, like me, dream of seeing a friend or family member unplug whatever glowing device they are usually staring into long enough to get lost in a good story or be wowed by exploring something longer than a BuzzFeed list?

Letter from the President — Winter 2014

November 24, 2014

Making the decision to seriously explore the wonders of Jewish Studies can sometimes be challenging, even daunting. We are prepared to do everything possible to minimize the obstacles and maximize the opportunities.

Driving Jewish Community Innovation and Entrepreneurship

November 21, 2014

The pioneering Center for Jewish Leadership launched at Spertus 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. 

Staff Profile: Tal Rosen

November 18, 2014

Spertus is pleased to welcome Tal Rosen as Director of the Institute’s new Center for Jewish Leadership. Rosen comes to Spertus with field-tested insight into what fosters innovation in the Jewish communal sector. 

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.