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Symbolism Meets Modern Life

May 30, 2014

For all of us at Spertus Institute, it's a pleasure to see Chicago architect and designer Amy Reichert profiled in The New York Times. Her work is currently on view in our lobby in an intimate one-woman exhibit titled Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica

Dr. William H. Barrows

May 27, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce that longtime Spertus Institute donor and friend Dr. William H. Barrows has died after a fiercely waged battle with brain cancer.

Faculty Profile: Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

May 21, 2014

Spertus Institute faculty member Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern is featured in the publication of The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies at Northwestern University.

ELI Talk on Jewish Leadership

May 21, 2014

It's our pleasure to share an ELI talk (essentially a Jewish TED talk) by Spertus President Dr. Hal M. Lewis. In it, he proposes an unexpected key to success.

I Thought You Said You Wanted To Run Things Like A Business

May 15, 2014

In this article from eJewishPhilanthropy.com, Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis addresses the claim that our communal institutions should run "run more like businesses."

The Golden Age Shtetl: A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe

May 5, 2014

The Golden Age Shtetl: A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe is the latest publication by Spertus faculty member Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern.

Trusting Our Leaders

April 29, 2014

In his blog "The Leading Edge," Spertus Institute President Hal M. Lewis discusses what leaders can learn from Moses Maimonides about building trust.

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?”