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Once a year, Spertus Institute hosts a gathering for the professionals and volunteers who serve Jewish Chicago. This special evening provides an opportunity to network with colleagues, celebrate successes, and together learn new ways to advance the work we do to strengthen our communities.
Mazel Tov to Spertus Alumni Rachel Cort, the newest addition to the Mishkan Chicago team. Rachel most recently served as the Associate Director of jU Chicago, an innovative start-up organization she co-founded to empower Jewish students at the University of Chicago.
Sponsored by Spertus in partnership with Northwestern University, this prestigious program prepares leaders to grow the organizations they serve. We congratulate the recipients on their achievement.
Spertus Institute, in partnership with the Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA, proudly awarded its MA in Jewish Professional Studies degree to the program's second Canadian cohort.
When the invitation to attend the White House Hanukkah Party arrived, Spertus President Hal Lewis suspected one of his more tech-savvy friends was playing a joke. But the invitation was real and what he had at first believed to be a well-played deception turned out to be one of his life’s truly special moments.
In honor of Spertus Institute's 90th Anniversary, we are pleased to share remembrances from a remarkable woman whose studies with us in the 1930s launched a lifetime of Jewish leadership.
The pioneering Center for Jewish Leadership launched at Spertus with a groundbreaking symposium on entrepreneurship, innovation, and Jewish leadership. View videos of presenters Howard Tullman, Jon Medved, Ariel Berry, Toby Rubin, Jay Goltz, and Dr. Hal M. Lewis.
This year, as it marks its 90th anniversary, Spertus Institute launches the Center for Jewish Leadership to provide current and future Jewish leaders new and necessary opportunities to learn best professional practices in a Jewish context, informed by Jewish thought.