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Jewish Learning Professionals Group

September 30, 2015

By Ali Drumm for JUF News — I have been fortunate to participate in a new program designed to forge an organized, adept community of those who plan and present Jewish programs for the Chicago-area.

Explore Treasures from Spertus Institute’s World-Class Collection

September 10, 2015

With generous support from the Spitz Foundation, highlights from Spertus Institute's collections of art and archival items can now be viewed online, from your computer, tablet, or phone.

People of the Books: Refugees Who Could Be Us

September 8, 2015

Betsy Gomberg for JUF News — This year's Jewish Book Month selection focuses on a past wave of refugees. Along with it, we recognize the stories of those seeking refuge today.

12 Area Artists Selected for Midwest Jewish Artists Lab

August 26, 2015

The Midwest Jewish Artists Lab creates connections and inspires new work. Twelve Chicago-area artists have been selected to participate and Spertus Institute will present an exhibit of their work in 2016.

Jewish Chicago’s 36 Under 36

August 11, 2015

Spertus students, alumni, faculty members, and staff are among the forward-thinking young adults paving the way for a vibrant Jewish future. Honorees include educators, advocates, and activists.

Lev Golinkin's Memoir Selected as Jewish Community 2015 One Book

July 27, 2015

Chicago’s Jewish community marks Jewish Book Month with "One Book | One Community" in which a single book is selected as the focus of activities throughout the city and suburbs. This year's selection is"A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka" by Lev Golinkin.

Spertus Welcomes Ellen Hattenbach as VP for External Relations

June 24, 2015

Strategy Expert and Community Leader Ellen Hattenbach joins the Spertus Institute staff in a new position created to foster opportunities for Jewish learning and advance initiatives that develop future community leaders.

Rabbi Dr. Byron Sherwin (1946-2015)

June 23, 2015

Rabbi Dr. Byron L. Sherwin, Spertus Institute Director of Doctoral Programs, died May 22 after a long illness. He was an internationally renowned Jewish theologian, ethicist, and scholar, and a prodigious author, who will be missed by students and colleagues around the globe.

Jewish Community Networking Night

April 21, 2015

Once a year, Spertus Institute hosts a gathering for the professionals and volunteers who serve Jewish Chicago. This special evening provides an opportunity to network with colleagues, celebrate successes, and together learn new ways to advance the work we do to strengthen our communities.

From East Ridge to Vatican City

April 21, 2015

Mazel tov to Spertus Institute alumna Deborah Levine, whose book, "Teaching Curious Christians About Judaism," has been travelling in rarefied circles. And we're proud to say that this book began as her Jewish Studies thesis.