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Pauline Yearwood for The Chicago Jewish News — When Hal Lewis took over as president and CEO of a financially troubled Spertus Institute three and a half years ago, he found that many people both inside and outside of Chicago’s Jewish community knew about Spertus, but were unsure of just what it did.
By Lewis Lazare for Chicago Business Journal — To help clarify and sharpen its mission, the 90-year-old, Chicago-based Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning has launched a new brand identity. Effective immediately, the Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning will be known as the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership.
By Lori Finkel for Spertus Institute — Louis Stromberg, a transplant from the DC area, is the first student to simultaneously take the Nonprofit Management and Jewish Professional Studies degree tracks.
By Stefanie Pervos Bregman for JUF News — Author Jonathan Safran Foer talks about inspiration and how his Judaism impacts his writing.
By Dr. Hal M. Lewis for eJewish Philanthropy — The time has come to abandon the insulting notion that programs of Jewish literacy, however excellent, are in and of themselves, leadership programs.
It's our pleasure to share this article by Spertus President Hal M. Lewis, published in eJewish Philanthropy as part of a discussion about CEO transitions. We invite you to join the conversation.
Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema Director Cindy Stern talks about making the leap from the corporate world to the not-for-profit arena.
For years North American Jewish organizations and institutions have dabbled in what purports to be leadership training for both professionals and the laity.
Chicago Tribune Letter to the Editor in response to Howard Reich's article "Spertus Institute Reinvents Itself" (A&E Jan 27, 2012) by Tami Warshawsky.