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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.

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.

ELI Talk on Jewish Leadership

May 21, 2014

It's our pleasure to share an ELI talk (essentially a Jewish TED talk) by Spertus President Dr. Hal M. Lewis. In it, he proposes an unexpected key to success.

For Patti Cohen, classes at Spertus merit a 16-hour trip—from Canada!

April 10, 2014

Patti Cohen has been traveling from Winnipeg to Chicago to complete her master's in Jewish Studies. Here is her story.

New Resources for Students and Members

February 28, 2014

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

Letter from the President

February 18, 2014

This year marks the 90th anniversary of Spertus Institute. A milestone of such significance offers the opportunity to reflect on our history and project into the future.

“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.

Chicago Restaurant Offers Taste of Middle East

July 9, 2014

Jordan-born chef opens Masada, a nod to the desert fortress and his mom

The Tzitzit: A colorful history

June 10, 2014

Last Sunday I attended my first Greater Chicago Jewish Festival. What a thrill to be immersed in such a vibrant Jewish atmosphere.

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.

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