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David Laskin’s "The Family" selected for this year’s Jewish Community ONE BOOK initiative

July 8, 2014

The 2014 One Book | One Community selection is David Laskin's The Family, a memoir that follows the author's amazing ancestors across the tumultuous sweep of the 20th century.

ELI Talk on Jewish Leadership

May 21, 2014

It's our pleasure to share an ELI talk (essentially a Jewish TED talk) by Spertus President Dr. Hal M. Lewis. In it, he proposes an unexpected key to success.

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

May 21, 2014

Spertus Institute faculty member Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern is featured in the publication of The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies at Northwestern University.

For Patti Cohen, classes at Spertus merit a 16-hour trip—from Canada!

April 10, 2014

Patti Cohen has been traveling from Winnipeg to Chicago to complete her master's in Jewish Studies. Here is her story.

New Resources for Students and Members

February 28, 2014

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

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.

Chicago Restaurant Offers Taste of Middle East

July 9, 2014

Jordan-born chef opens Masada, a nod to the desert fortress and his mom.

The Tzitzit: A colorful history

June 10, 2014

Last Sunday I attended my first Greater Chicago Jewish Festival. What a thrill to be immersed in such a vibrant Jewish atmosphere.

Dr. William H. Barrows

May 27, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce that longtime Spertus Institute donor and friend Dr. William H. Barrows has died after a fiercely waged battle with brain cancer.

I Thought You Said You Wanted To Run Things Like A Business

May 15, 2014

In this article from eJewishPhilanthropy.com, Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis addresses the claim that our communal institutions should run "run more like businesses."