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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.

It’s Gotta Be Spring Somewhere

April 1, 2014

Just back from the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Spertus Executive Chef Laura Frankel dishes on delicious recipes for Passover.

New Resources for Spertus Students and Members

February 28, 2014

The Asher Library at Spertus Institute announces new resources, from scholarly journals to Jewish films. (Above: Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish

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.

Fiddler in My Head

April 1, 2014

Why the music of 'Fiddler' is so darn catchy: a lesson in earworms and Jewish tradition from Spertus Institute's Brian Zimmerman.

Playing in the Big Leagues

March 26, 2014

In his blog "The Leading Edge," Spertus Institute President Hal M. Lewis discusses the willingness to risk failure as a necessary attribute of bold and successful leadership.

8 Questions for Kim Bloomberg: jewelry designer, teacher, granddaughter of Holocaust survivors

March 4, 2014

For Chicago teacher and mother of two Kim (Prywes) Bloomberg, making jewelry isn’t merely a passion or hobby, but a part of continuing her family’s legacy.

What Exactly Is Experiential Jewish Education?

March 3, 2014

This year, studying in the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators’ Program for Experiential Jewish Education (PEEP) and Yeshiva University’s Certificate Program in Experiential Jewish Education, I’ve been fortunate to have had many, many opportunities to answer the question, “What exactly is Experiential Jewish Education?”

‘ELI Talks’ to tape at WTTW March 27

February 28, 2014

JUF News is excited to announce ELI Talks: Chicago, an exclusive production of the "Jewish Ted Talks," on Thursday March 27, 2014 at 6:30 pm.

Celebrating 50 Years of Fiddler

February 26, 2014

This year is the 50th anniversary of "Fiddler on the Roof!" To celebrate, Spertus Institute presents a trio of special programs and a range of resources.