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Student Profiles

Ellie Gettinger

Milwaukee Museum Educator Never Stops Learning

Ellie Gettinger is the Education Director of the Jewish Museum Milwaukee. As a student in Spertus Institute's graduate program for Jewish professionals, she's adding new knowledge to her already considerable expertise. She spoke recently with Betsy Gomberg about her participation in this unique program and the impact it’s making in the Milwaukee community. Read more >

Toni Davison LevenbergLove of Summer Camp Inspires a Career

As a kid, Toni Davison Levenberg lived for summer camp. It was such an important part of her identity that she decided, when she was still a camper, that she would make camping her career. Unlike many childhood career goals, this one stuck. Today Levenberg is Director of Camp Interlaken JCC, where she is proudly preparing for the camp’s 52nd season. She is also a student in Spertus Institute's Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies program, a program she believes answers a critical need for succession planning in Jewish organizations. Read more >

Carly GreenspanJewish Insights for Chicago College Students

Carly Greenspan is the Senior Jewish Life Associate at Metro Chicago Hillel, where she works with urban college students from throughout the Chicago area. She raves that Spertus Institute’s MA in Jewish Professional Studies program has opened her eyes to an understanding of the Jewish professional world, a world in which she now sees her career path. Read more >

Lillian Brodkey, Class of 1937

Happy 100th Birthday to Spertus Alumna Lillian Brodkey
Class of 1937

Revisit Lillian Brodkey’s memories from her studies in the 1930s and her lifetime as an educator, leader, and lifelong learner. READ MORE >

Video profiles

Josh GibbsAs an Engagement Associate at UChicago Hillel, MA in Jewish Professional Studies graduate Josh Gibbs works with college students at a pivotal time in their life, just as their adult relationship to Judaism and the Jewish world is taking shape. View a short video in which Josh explains how the program provided him the expertise to take his career to the next level. Watch here

Lynnley RothenbergMA in Jewish Professional Studies graduate Lynnley Rothenberg works for the iCenter for Israel Education. View a short video in which Lynnley talks about learning to take strategic risks, work with diverse constituents, and cultivate her own leadership style. Watch here