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At Spertus talk, taking the next step Foer-ward

January 14, 2013

By Jon Catlin for The Chicago Maroon — To one 35-year-old writer, genre seems no obstacle. In fact, it seems almost a meaningless concept. Jonathan Safran Foer speaks at Chicago’s Spertus Center for Jewish Learning & Culture.

A Chat with Jonathan Safran Foer

December 28, 2012

By Stefanie Pervos Bregman for JUF News — Author Jonathan Safran Foer talks about inspiration and how his Judaism impacts his writing. 

Planning for Success(ion)

November 28, 2012

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. Similarly, American Jewish groups must cease the dysfunctional practice of parachuting people into positions of communal responsibility just because they have been successful in business.

‘Tales, Myths, and Nightmares’ symbolizes struggle and strengths of Jewish people

November 27, 2012

By Betsy Gomberg for JUF News — In Tales, Myths, and Nightmares, artist and historian Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern introduces a cast of characters he says are “irreducible,” like the spare style and primary colors he uses to set his scenes.

Meet Spertus Shop Buyer and Manager Jill Sevelow

October 29, 2012

By Lori Finkel for Spertus — With a career that spans education, publishing, and retail, Jill Sevelow has worn many hats. Now we’ve snagged her as the buyer and manager of the Spertus Shop.

Bible Stories Help Cope With Emotional Problems

July 29, 2012

By Judy Siegel-Itzkovich for The Jerusalem Post — A veteran clinical psychologist promotes the use of biblical psychology.

A real life courtroom drama, suppressed

July 26, 2012

By Nina Metz for the Chicago Tribune — A news documentary that covers the first in a series of military tribunals held in the wake of World War II, the film includes the opening statement from Robert H. Jackson, a Supreme Court justice who was the chief prosecutor.

For Every Complex Problem...

July 17, 2012

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.

Marketing from the Heart

July 12, 2012

Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema Director Cindy Stern talks about making the leap from the corporate world to the not-for-profit arena.

Hassidic Courts

May 4, 2012

As a photojournalist for Reuters, Gil Cohen-Magen was assigned to take pictures of customs in Mea Shearim, a longtime enclave for the Haredi, or ultra-Orthodox, Jewish community.