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Timeless Lessons of Mentoring

September 23, 2014

This year, as it marks its 90th anniversary, Spertus Institute launches the Center for Jewish Leadership to provide current and future Jewish leaders new and necessary opportunities to learn best professional practices in a Jewish context, informed by Jewish thought.

The Building Blocks of Jewish Education

September 16, 2014

Within the last ten years, Jewish professional education has undergone a drastic transformation. Graduate institutions catering to pre-professional Jewish students now populate every region of the United States, providing quality instruction to aspiring professionals who seek entry into the Jewish communal sector.

For Patti Cohen, classes at Spertus merit a 16-hour trip—from Canada!

September 16, 2014

Patti Cohen has been traveling from Winnipeg to Chicago to complete her master's in Jewish Studies. Here is her story.

Insights from the Field and the Classroom

September 9, 2014

This year, as it marks its 90th anniversary, Spertus Institute launches the Center for Jewish Leadership to provide current and future Jewish leaders new and necessary opportunities to learn best professional practices in a Jewish context, informed by Jewish thought.

Spertus Institute Jewish Professional Studies Program Comes to Milwaukee

September 5, 2014

The Milwaukee Jewish Federation is joining forces with Chicago-based Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership to bring an innovative educational opportunity to the men and women who work for Milwaukee’s Jewish agencies and organizations.

Letter from the President

August 14, 2014

As Jews all over the world prepare to welcome the year 5775, at Spertus Institute we are starting a new season with some of the most innovative programming in our 90-year history.

Jewish Arts and Culture at Spertus: A Letter from the Provost

August 4, 2014

At Spertus Institute, we believe that arts and culture are essential to Jewish life and learning. Powerful first-hand encounters with original artifacts — as well as live performances and first-person presentations — offer compelling ways to both understand the Jewish past and address the pressing issues of today.

The Family Author David Laskin on Embracing the Present through Exploring the Past

July 30, 2014

Spertus Institute's own Brian Zimmerman interviews David Laskin, a former Washington Post travel writer and the author of two award-winning books of nonfiction.

World of Our Great-Grandfathers

July 25, 2014

It is an honor to see Spertus Institute faculty member and longtime friend Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern featured in The New York Times!

The Sturgeon Queens

July 23, 2014

Russ & Daughters is an "appetizing store." What is that?