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In the Interest of Conflicts

January 3, 2017

By Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis for eJewish Philanthropy — For those seeking to be the best leaders we can be — in our businesses, communal organizations, and religious institutions — partisan bloviation and legalistic technicalities obfuscate the larger point.

Jewish Literacy for Jewish Professionals

January 2, 2017

By Spertus Director of Enrollment Management Anita Silvert for eJewish Philanthropy — Cultural literacy is vital to feeling part of a group, part of a community. 

Voices of Wisdom exhibit in the Ground Level Arts Lab

December 12, 2016

With a crowd of artists and admirers in attendance, Spertus Institute opened the doors to its new 1,600-square-foot programmatic space for Jewish art, artists, and the community.

Spertus Institute Welcomes Ionit Behar as Curator of Collections

October 20, 2016

Spertus Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Ionit Behar, PhD Candidate in Art History at the University of Illinois, as Curator of Collections.

Bold Leadership in Action

October 9, 2016

On October 9, 2016, community leaders, friends, and colleagues came together at Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership to recognize an act of bold community leadership by Arvrum Gray and his family.

Executive Excellence

August 11, 2016

Participants in the Executive MA in Jewish Professional Studies are studying with experts from around the world who understand both the theory and practice of leading in today’s highly complex Jewish world.

How I Learned To Stop Worrying About the Maccabees and Love Hanukkah

December 21, 2016

It's our pleasure to share this piece by Barbara Brotman for the Forward. Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis is one of the experts from whom she sought solace in her quest to cure her Hanukkah angst.

Higher Learning in a Changing Jewish World

December 12, 2016

An interview about Jewish leadership in today's world with Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis from the November/December 2016 issue of Moment Magazine.

Commencement Remarks

December 4, 2016

Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis gave a moving commencement speech for students graduating in December 2016.

Moses on Transition Planning: Good Not Great

November 1, 2016

By Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis for eJewish Philanthropy — Inspired as we should be by Moses’ willingness to embrace his successor and effectuate a seamless transition, we must not permit the ancestor-veneration impulse to obfuscate what the text itself makes clear.