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When the invitation to attend the White House Hanukkah Party arrived in his inbox, Spertus President Dr. Hal M. 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.
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.
Calling all Cassandras, those given to gloom and doom about the pliancy of contemporary Jewish life, much less its future. I suggest they make a beeline for Spertus Institute's new exhibition, "Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica."
To bolster the skills I acquired from my years of fundraising and administrative work, I needed credibility and certification. I came into the Spertus program expecting to receive just that. I came away with so much more.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Great Jewish communities require great leaders. That may be a truism, but underneath it is a profound truth that the leaders of Chicago’s Spertus Institute for Jewish Leadership and Learning are taking to heart. And to class.