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Playing in the Big Leagues

March 26, 2014

In his blog "The Leading Edge," Spertus Institute President Hal M. Lewis discusses the willingness to risk failure as a necessary attribute of bold and successful leadership.

What Exactly Is Experiential Jewish Education?

March 3, 2014

This year, studying in the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators’ Program for Experiential Jewish Education (PEEP) and Yeshiva University’s Certificate Program in Experiential Jewish Education, I’ve been fortunate to have had many, many opportunities to answer the question, “What exactly is Experiential Jewish Education?”

New Resources for Students and Members

February 28, 2014

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Andy Warhol’s Jewish Geniuses

November 27, 2013

Andy Warhol's "Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century" are view at the Milwaukee Jewish Museum, on loan from Spertus Institute.