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Torontonian Wins Young Jewish Professional Award
October 31, 2011
— By Daniel Horowitz for Shalom Life —
Spertus student Shauna Waltman was recently named as one of two North American recipients of the 2011 Young Professional Award of the Jewish Communal Service Association (JCSA).
Spertus Checks Out One Book
October 26, 2011
— By Gila Wertheimer for the Chicago Jewish Star —
Get ready, get set, get reading. One Book, One Chicago has now been joined by its Jewish counterpart.
Spertus Presents Building Community in JUF Windows
September JUF News
Beginning in September, pedestrians on Monroe Street will be able to get an up close look at Chicago’s Jewish history.
July 7, 2011
By Stefanie Pervos for JUF News
Since he was a child, Elan Margulies always felt connected to nature and the outdoors. “I’ve always been inspired by nature,” he said. “My parents really encouraged my connection with the natural world and I pursued that into high school and college where I studied ecology and environmental sciences.”
JUF Publishes Chicago Jewish Population Study
Where do we live? How does Judaism shape us? What are our human needs and Jewish dreams? These and other Jewish demographic questions are not trivial.
Out of the Ghetto: An Interview with Dr. Dean Bell
June 14, 2011
Early Modern Communities: An AHRC-funded study through the University of Bath
Dean Bell is an authority on early modern Jewry in Germany and Europe more widely, with a special interest in the question of community. Here he talks about approaches to the complex relationship between Jews and Christians in the era of expulsion, migration and confessionalisation.
Science Connections: Natural Disasters and Religion – Looking Through a Scientific Lens
May 3, 2011
By Ashley Cullins for Northwestern University’s Science in Society e-magazine
Religion and science find a common ground in historian Dean Bell’s "Jewish and Christian Responses to Natural Disasters" class at Northwestern University.
Measure What Counts
May 1, 2011
By Dr. Hal M. Lewis for eJewish Philanthropy
Over the past decade, exacerbated particularly by the events of recent years, the Jewish community has placed increased emphasis on metrics as part of the management of their institutions and agencies.
At Commencement Ceremonies Spertus Institute Recognizes and Cultivates Jewish Leadership
March 31, 2011
By Laurie Borman for JUF News
At commencement ceremonies March 27, Spertus Institute awarded the Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies (MAJPS) degree to 14 students.
Who's a Master Now?
March 30, 2011
By Stefanie Pervos for Oy! Chicago
On March 27 I graduated with a Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies — MAJPS for short — from the Spertus Institute in Chicago. It’s a mouthful to say, so instead I’ve taken to telling people I’m now a “master” Jewish professional.