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Interview with Janette Silverman, Senior Research Manager at AncestryProGenealogists

December 8, 2015

Janette Silverman, an alum of Spertus Institute's DS in Jewish Studies, recently began a new role as a Senior Research Manager at’s ProGenealogist division, specializing in Jewish genealogical research.

Letter from the President—Winter 2015

December 3, 2015

The word Hanukkah literally means “rededication.” It shares the same Hebrew root as the word for “education.” At this season, Spertus proudly rededicates itself to the critical work of Jewish education.

How Great Leaders Create Great Places to Work

December 2, 2015

This symposium was the inaugural event in Spertus Institute's year-long Great Places to Work initiative.

Long Before the C-Suite

November 10, 2015

It's our pleasure to share this article published in on November 10, 2015. This piece is written by Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis.

Of Standing and Sitting

October 15, 2015

It's our pleasure to share this response to piece to the "Statement on Jewish Vitality,” published in on October 15, 2015. This piece is written by Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis.

Interview with author Lev Golinkin

October 8, 2015

Spertus Institute Assistant Editor Joanna Rothenberg recently spoke over the phone with Lev Golinkin, author of A BACKPACK, A BEAR, AND EIGHT CRATES OF VODKA, this year’s One Book, One Community selection.

Milwaukee Jewish Professionals Earn Graduate Degrees Through Spertus

October 1, 2015

By Lee Fensin for The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle — The MAJPS is a two-year graduate program specifically designed to advance the business expertise and Jewish knowledge of professionals working in the Jewish community.

Jewish Learning Professionals Group

September 30, 2015

By Ali Drumm for JUF News — I have been fortunate to participate in a new program designed to forge an organized, adept community of those who plan and present Jewish programs for the Chicago-area.

Harvard ‘Happiness’ Professor Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar Speaks at Spertus about Creating Great Places to Work

September 30, 2015

JUF News — Thanks to a new initiative at Spertus Institute, this fall Chicagoans will have a rare opportunity to spend an afternoon learning from the author of BEING HAPPY, HAPPIER (a New York Times bestseller), and CHOOSE THE LIFE YOUR WANT.

Milwaukee Avenue Merchant Family Focus of New Jewish-American Exhibit

September 29, 2015

By Alisa Hauser for DNAinfo Chicago — The son of a third-generation merchant has put his family's experiences into a personal history show that documents the Jewish-American clan, from peddling shoes on Maxwell Street to operating stores along Wicker Park's Milwaukee Avenue.