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Interview with author Lev Golinkin

October 8, 2015

Spertus Institute Assistant Editor Joanna Rothenberg recently spoke over the phone with Lev Golinkin, author of A BACKPACK, A BEAR, AND EIGHT CRATES OF VODKA, this year’s One Book, One Community selection.

Educating Jewish Educators

September 30, 2015

By Ali Drumm for JUF News — For adults who wish to learn about Judaism, explore Jewish history, or crave a dose of Jewish culture, our local Chicago community provides plenty of possibilities.

Explore Treasures from Spertus Institute’s World-Class Collection

September 10, 2015

With generous support from the Spitz Foundation, highlights from Spertus Institute's collections of art, artifacts, and archival items can now be viewed online.

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 and Spertus will present an exhibit of their work in 2016.

How Great Leaders Create Great Places to Work

November 2, 2015

This symposium was the inaugural event in Spertus Institute's year-long Great Places to Work initiative.

Of Standing and Sitting

October 15, 2015

It's our pleasure to share this response to piece to the "Statement on Jewish Vitality,” published in on October 15, 2015. This piece is written by Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis.

Interview with Janette Silverman, Senior Research Manager at AncestryProGenealogists

October 8, 2015

Janette Silverman, an alum of Spertus Institute's DS in Jewish Studies, recently began a new role as a Senior Research Manager at’s ProGenealogist division, specializing in Jewish genealogical research.

Milwaukee Jewish Professionals Earn Graduate Degrees Through Spertus

October 1, 2015

By Lee Fensin for The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle — The MAJPS is a two-year graduate program specifically designed to advance the business expertise and Jewish knowledge of professionals working in the Jewish community.

Harvard ‘Happiness’ Professor Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar Speaks at Spertus about Creating Great Places to Work

September 30, 2015

JUF News — Thanks to a new initiative at Spertus Institute, this fall Chicagoans will have a rare opportunity to spend an afternoon learning from the author of BEING HAPPY, HAPPIER (a New York Times bestseller), and CHOOSE THE LIFE YOUR WANT.

Milwaukee Avenue Merchant Family Focus of New Jewish-American Exhibit

September 29, 2015

By Alisa Hauser for DNAinfo Chicago — The son of a third-generation merchant has put his family's experiences into a personal history show that documents the Jewish-American clan, from peddling shoes on Maxwell Street to operating stores along Wicker Park's Milwaukee Avenue.