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Meet Tal Rosen

November 18, 2014

Spertus Institute is pleased to welcome Tal Rosen as Director of the Institute’s new Center for Jewish Leadership.

Amy Reichert’s Art Reinvents Judaica

November 14, 2014

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." 

Jewish Leadership Training: Insights from a Lay Leader

November 4, 2014

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.

An Interview with Author David Laskin

October 30, 2014

David Laskin, award-winning author of the this year's Jewish Book Month selection, talks about embracing the present by exploring the past in a conversation with Brian Zimmerman for Spertus Institute.

Letter from the President

November 24, 2014

The year 2014 marked our 90th anniversary. It was a year of enormous growth for Spertus, during which we announced two major initiatives, previously discussed in these pages.

Driving Jewish Community Innovation and Entrepreneurship

November 21, 2014

The pioneering Center for Jewish Leadership officially launched at Spertus Institute on October 26 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. 

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.

Celebrating 90: Lillian Brodkey

November 17, 2014

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

Leading the Leaders...

November 17, 2014

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.

Uncovering Jewish Family History

October 28, 2014

By Betsy Gomberg for JUF News — Books about Jewish family histories — like the Jewish families they portray — come in all shapes and sizes. Some chronicle life in situations and places very much like your own family's experiences, while others share stories of Jewish families in circumstances and corners of the world entirely unlike your own.