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Spertus and Northwestern University Partner to Launch Certificate in Jewish Leadership
December 5, 2011
Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies and Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies are partnering to launch a new professional development program, the Certificate in Jewish Leadership. This new program combines Jewish scholarship with leading ideas from the contemporary business world to enhance the effectiveness of Jewish leaders.
Canadian Jewish Professionals to Graduate From Spertus Jewish Professional Studies Program
November 29, 2011
On Sunday, December 11, 2011, Chicago’s Spertus Institute, in partnership with the Jewish Federations of Canada — UIA, will proudly award its innovative Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies degree to 15 graduates of the program's first Canadian cohort.
Asher Library Receives Gift of Chicago Jewish Chronicle
November 28, 2011
Irving and Marilyn L. Naiditch of Highland Park donated a series of historic bound volumes of the Chicago Jewish Chronicle newspaper to the Asher Library.
Letter from the President
— Letter from Spertus President Dr. Hal M. Lewis —
I have previously written about the challenges the economy has posed for Spertus in recent years. I am extremely proud to announce that we have recently taken another dramatic step toward securing our financial future.
Meet Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum, author of A Day of Small Beginnings
November 1, 2011
— By Stefanie Pervos Bregman for JUF News —
You might say Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum has done it all. She was born and raised in New York, where she studied modern dance and choreography. She studied religion and philosophy at New York University and international relations at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and then worked at the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles before returning to school to study law.
Torontonian Wins Young Jewish Professional Award
October 31, 2011
— By Daniel Horowitz for Shalom Life —
Spertus student Shauna Waltman was recently named as one of two North American recipients of the 2011 Young Professional Award of the Jewish Communal Service Association (JCSA).
Spertus Checks Out One Book
October 26, 2011
— By Gila Wertheimer for the Chicago Jewish Star —
Get ready, get set, get reading. One Book, One Chicago has now been joined by its Jewish counterpart.
Spertus Presents Building Community in JUF Windows
September JUF News
Beginning in September, pedestrians on Monroe Street will be able to get an up close look at Chicago’s Jewish history.
July 7, 2011
By Stefanie Pervos for JUF News
Since he was a child, Elan Margulies always felt connected to nature and the outdoors. “I’ve always been inspired by nature,” he said. “My parents really encouraged my connection with the natural world and I pursued that into high school and college where I studied ecology and environmental sciences.”
JUF Publishes Chicago Jewish Population Study
Where do we live? How does Judaism shape us? What are our human needs and Jewish dreams? These and other Jewish demographic questions are not trivial.