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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 — Spring 2014

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.

“Thou Shalt Donate to Overhead Costs”: The Biblical Commandment to Keep the Lights On

February 6, 2014

From eJewish Philanthropy, Rabbi Mishael Zion discusses the need for donors to buck trends and support nonprofit operating expenses.

This is your brain on Judaism

January 21, 2014

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

Kabbalah in Art and Architecture

January 20, 2014

Architect and design critic Alexander Gorlin will discuss his award-winning new book in Highland Park as part of "Spertus in the Suburbs."

Too Powerful to Feel Your Pain?

January 13, 2014

Dr. Hal M. Lewis, President and CEO of Spertus Institute, discusses the nature of empathy and how it relates to power in this recent post from "The Leading Edge," his blog on Jewish leadership.

Legacy of The Monuments Men

January 6, 2014

Correspondent David D’Arcy, an expert on the unresolved legacy of Nazi art loot, provides some back story for the George Clooney film "The Monuments Men." Tickets now on sale to hear him at Spertus in April.

Spertus Student Rachel Kesner Makes Connections at Home and Abroad

December 18, 2013

Like a lot of twenty-somethings fresh out of college, when Rachel Kesner graduated with a degree in English from the University of Indiana in 2009, she didn’t know what to do with her life.  But she did have a hunch.

Understanding the Perks of Power

December 16, 2013

By Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis for eJewish Philanthropy — Jewish sources have long understood a basic truth; positions of leadership bring with them an increased risk of abusing power.