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Spertus Launches Center for Jewish Leadership

September 3, 2014

The Jewish nonprofit world is about to catch up with the for-profit world, thanks to the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership’s Center for Jewish Leadership.

Letter from the President — Fall 2014

August 14, 2014

As Jews all over the world prepare to welcome the year 5775, at Spertus Institute we are starting a new season with some of the most innovative programming in our 90-year history.

Jewish Arts and Culture at Spertus: A Letter from the Provost

August 4, 2014

At Spertus Institute, we believe that arts and culture are essential to Jewish life and learning. Powerful first-hand encounters with original artifacts — as well as live performances and first-person presentations — offer compelling ways to both understand the Jewish past and address the pressing issues of today.

Spertus Institute Welcomes Four New Trustees

July 31, 2014

Spertus Institute proudly welcomes four new members to our Board of Trustees. These impressive individuals are committed to the continuity of Chicago’s Jewish community and have some clear ideas about how to foster a vibrant Jewish future.

World of Our Great-Grandfathers

July 25, 2014

It is an honor to see Spertus Institute faculty member and longtime friend Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern featured in The New York Times!

The Sturgeon Queens

July 23, 2014

Russ & Daughters is an "appetizing store." What is that?

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.

Symbolism Meets Modern Life

May 30, 2014

For all of us at Spertus Institute, it's a pleasure to see Chicago architect and designer Amy Reichert profiled in The New York Times. Her work is currently on view in our lobby in an intimate one-woman exhibit titled Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica

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.

Faculty Profile: 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.