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Spertus Institute Welcomes Ionit Behar as Curator of Collections

October 20, 2016

Spertus Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Ionit Behar, PhD Candidate in Art History at the University of Illinois, as Curator of Collections.

Recommendations for Jewish Book Month

October 13, 2016

Betsy Gomberg for JUF News —The two intertwining stories in this year's One Book | One Community selection — The Imperial Wife by Irina Reyn — pivot around a centuries’ old Russian artifact.

Bold Leadership in Action

October 9, 2016

On October 9, 2016, community leaders, friends, and colleagues came together at Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership to recognize an act of bold community leadership by Arvrum Gray and his family.

Letter from the President — Winter 2017

September 26, 2016

I recently returned from Israel where I had the extreme pleasure and privilege of teaching students in the Israeli cohort of the Spertus MA in Jewish Professional Studies program.

New Hebrew teacher keeps language living at Stevenson High School

August 22, 2016

Enrollment numbers for the new year are set at Stevenson High School, and director of world languages Justin Fisk is looking at an increasing number of students showing interest in the Hebrew language.

Providing Access to a Lifetime of Jewish Learning

August 16, 2016

Over the past two years, Spertus Institute — with support of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago — has convened a special network of Jewish community professionals: those responsible for planning and presenting Jewish learning opportunities for adults.

Spertus Welcomes Incoming Chairman Peter Bensinger, Jr.

August 15, 2016

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership proudly announces Peter Bensinger, Jr. as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. A thoughtful leader and passionate advocate for Spertus, Peter brings energy, enthusiasm, and a range of diverse talents to his new role.

Letter from the President — Fall 2016

August 1, 2016

Twice a year, the Jewish calendar urges us to confront the challenges of personal renewal. Likewise, at Spertus, we are mindful of the need for continued institutional renewal.

In Memoriam – Robert (Bud) Lifton

July 31, 2016

Spertus Institute mourns the loss of longtime trustee Robert ‘Bud’ Lifton. His leadership across the Chicago community was wide-ranging, heartfelt, impressive, and enduring. He will be missed here at Spertus and far beyond.

In Memoriam – Eric Joss

July 10, 2016

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership mourns the loss of our long-time trustee, Eric Joss. Eric was the embodiment of “mentschlikhkeit;” he was a gentleman of the highest order.