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Spertus Transforms Gift Shop to Arts Lab

May 17, 2016

Changes are coming to the Spertus lobby. The space where the Spertus Shop has been located will re-open September 25 as a lab for Jewish art, artists, and the community.

Chicago Premiere Brundibar Revisited

March 24, 2016

Documentary Film Nominated for Prix Europa Premieres in Chicago May 5. Anne Frank Center Berlin says about Greta Klingsberg in Brundibar Revisited: “Her story has to be heard”

Lighting Learning and Libations

March 10, 2016

Members of Chicago’s Jewish community were recently treated to a taste of innovative work being done by young leaders who are transforming the Jewish future through their work with the Center for Jewish Leadership.

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.