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Jim Joseph Foundation Invests

October 23, 2017

The Jim Joseph Foundation has announced a $23.7 million investment in 21 organizations to address two critical areas in Jewish education: Educator Professional Development and Leadership Development.

Interview with author Renée Rosen

October 19, 2017

In this year's pick, Windy City Blues, author Renée Rosen slyly knits a small crew of fictional characters into the real lives of musical icons Muddy Waters, Etta James, and Chuck Berry, along with Leonard and Phil Chess of Chess Records.

Commencement Remarks from Israel

September 4, 2017

Read the graduation address that Spertus CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis delivered to the first group of Israelis to complete Spertus Institute's acclaimed professional leadership program. These are the first Israeli graduates in the Institute's 93-year-history. 

Jewish Literacy for Jewish Professionals

August 20, 2017

By Spertus Director of Enrollment Management Anita Silvert for eJewish Philanthropy — Cultural literacy is vital to feeling part of a group, part of a community. 

Letter from the President — Fall 2017

August 16, 2017

I have long believed that the identification and training of the next generation of leaders is critical to an organization’s future. This is not tangential; it is the definition of what it means to lead effectively.

Gender Issues

August 15, 2017

By Dr. Hal M. Lewis — As a Professor and the CEO of an Institute dedicated to growing lay and professional leaders, I am increasingly concerned that even our most enlightened programs are failing to address critical issues related to gender in the nonprofit workplace.

36 Ways Spertus Students & Alumni Are Changing the World

July 18, 2017

These 36 community-building leaders have studied at Spertus Institute. The work they do is necessary, far-reaching, and transformative — and it is changing the Jewish world.

Alumni Profile: Lillian Brodkey, Class of 1937

July 13, 2017

Happy 100th birthday to Spertus Alumna Lillian Brodkey, a remarkable woman whose studies with us in the 1930s launched a lifetime of Jewish learning and leadership.

Planning for Success(ion)

July 10, 2017

By Dr. Hal M. Lewis  — The time has come to abandon the insulting notion that programs of Jewish literacy, however excellent, are in and of themselves, leadership programs.

Spertus Welcomes New Trustees

July 10, 2017

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership proudly welcomes four new members — Lauri Konik Zessar, Dr. Michele Sackheim Wein, Odette Olson, and Dr. Jessica Lederhausen — to its Board of Trustees.