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Fiddler in My Head

April 1, 2014

Why the music of 'Fiddler' is so darn catchy: a lesson in earworms and Jewish tradition from Spertus Institute's Brian Zimmerman.

Playing in the Big Leagues

March 26, 2014

In his blog "The Leading Edge," Spertus Institute President Hal M. Lewis discusses the willingness to risk failure as a necessary attribute of bold and successful leadership.

8 Questions for Kim Bloomberg: jewelry designer, teacher, granddaughter of Holocaust survivors

March 4, 2014

For Chicago teacher and mother of two Kim (Prywes) Bloomberg, making jewelry isn’t merely a passion or hobby, but a part of continuing her family’s legacy.

What Exactly Is Experiential Jewish Education?

March 3, 2014

This year, studying in the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators’ Program for Experiential Jewish Education (PEEP) and Yeshiva University’s Certificate Program in Experiential Jewish Education, I’ve been fortunate to have had many, many opportunities to answer the question, “What exactly is Experiential Jewish Education?”

New Resources for Students and Members

February 28, 2014

The Asher Library at Spertus Institute announces new resources, from scholarly journals to Jewish films.

Celebrating 50 Years of Fiddler

February 26, 2014

This year is the 50th anniversary of "Fiddler on the Roof!" To celebrate, Spertus Institute presents a trio of special programs and a range of resources.

The Jewish Value of Pi

February 25, 2014

By Brian Zimmerman for JUF News — Examining the world through the microscope and Midrash.

Just a Normal Regular Person?

February 19, 2014

Dr. Hal M. Lewis, President and CEO of Spertus Institute, discusses the highly focused attention leaders receive and their responsibilty to act according to a higher ethical standard.

Letter from the President

February 18, 2014

This year marks the 90th anniversary of Spertus Institute. A milestone of such significance offers the opportunity to reflect on our history and project into the future.

Trustee Profile: Russell Shapiro

February 10, 2014

Spertus Trustee Russell Shapiro recently took the helm as Chair of the Spertus Board of Trustees FY14 Campaign. Spertus Development Director Nancy Glazer took the opportunity to learn why.