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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.

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.

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.

Interview with Author Irina Rey

October 20, 2016

Irina Reyn, author of "The Imperial Wife"—Chicago's 2016 Jewish Book Month selection—shares the story behind the book's intertwined plot lines as well as who she thinks should star in the movie.

Recommendations for Jewish Book Month

October 13, 2016

Betsy Gomberg for JUF News —The two intertwining stories in this year's One Book | One Community selection — The Imperial Wife by Irina Reyn — pivot around a centuries’ old Russian artifact.

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.

Letter from the President — Winter 2017

September 26, 2016

I recently returned from Israel where I had the extreme pleasure and privilege of teaching students in the Israeli cohort of the Spertus MA in Jewish Professional Studies program.

New Hebrew teacher keeps language living at Stevenson High School

August 22, 2016

Enrollment numbers for the new year are set at Stevenson High School, and director of world languages Justin Fisk is looking at an increasing number of students showing interest in the Hebrew language.

Providing Access to a Lifetime of Jewish Learning

August 16, 2016

Over the past two years, Spertus Institute — with support of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago — has convened a special network of Jewish community professionals: those responsible for planning and presenting Jewish learning opportunities for adults.