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Last Sunday I attended my first Greater Chicago Jewish Festival. What a thrill to be immersed in such a vibrant Jewish atmosphere.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
In Illinois, where I now live, all new residents are required to obtain an Illinois driver's license or identification card within 90 days of arrival, surrendering the identification from the state where they lived before. In the Land of Lincoln, identity is clear: either you're an Illinoisan or you're not.
The Golden Age Shtetl: A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe is the latest publication by Spertus faculty member Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern.
In his blog "The Leading Edge," Spertus Institute President Hal M. Lewis discusses what leaders can learn from Moses Maimonides about building trust.