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People of the Books: Refugees Who Could Be Us

September 8, 2015

Betsy Gomberg for JUF News — This year's Jewish Book Month selection focuses on a past wave of refugees. Along with it, we recognize the stories of those seeking refuge today.

People of the Books: New books and visiting authors

September 8, 2015

Betsy Gomberg for JUF News — A number of prominent Jewish authors will be visiting Chicago in the coming months to talk about new and notable books.

12 Area Artists Selected for Midwest Jewish Artists Lab

August 26, 2015

The Midwest Jewish Artists Lab creates connections and inspires new work. Twelve Chicago-area artists have been selected to participate and Spertus Institute will present an exhibit of their work in 2016.

Coming to America: Stories of Jewish Journeys

August 12, 2015

By Betsy Gomberg for JUF News — Lev Golinkin is part of a contingent of impressive writers whose experiences as Jewish immigrants from Soviet Russia has inspired their writing.

Jewish Chicago’s 36 Under 36

August 11, 2015

Spertus students, alumni, faculty members, and staff are among the forward-thinking young adults paving the way for a vibrant Jewish future. Honorees include educators, advocates, and activists.

Professional Development: If Not, Why Not?

August 4, 2015

Continuing the discussion about Jewish leadership, in an OpEd for eJewishPhilanthropy.com, Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis shares his thoughts on the need for professional development in the Jewish community. 

Letter from the President — Fall 2015

August 3, 2015

There is something powerful about regularly articulating a sense of appreciation for the blessings we have received. The start of a new year offers a particularly poignant opportunity to do just that. 

Lev Golinkin's Memoir Selected as Jewish Community 2015 One Book

July 27, 2015

Chicago’s Jewish community marks Jewish Book Month with "One Book | One Community" in which a single book is selected as the focus of activities throughout the city and suburbs. This year's selection is"A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka" by Lev Golinkin.

Spertus Welcomes Ellen Hattenbach as VP for External Relations

June 24, 2015

Strategy Expert and Community Leader Ellen Hattenbach joins the Spertus Institute staff in a new position created to foster opportunities for Jewish learning and advance initiatives that develop future community leaders.

Rabbi Dr. Byron Sherwin (1946-2015)

June 23, 2015

Rabbi Dr. Byron L. Sherwin, Spertus Institute Director of Doctoral Programs, died May 22 after a long illness. He was an internationally renowned Jewish theologian, ethicist, and scholar, and a prodigious author, who will be missed by students and colleagues around the globe.