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One Book | One Community 2017

October 11, 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.

Letter from the President — Fall 2017

August 16, 2017

I have long believed that the identification, training, and nurturing of the next generation of leaders is critical to an organization’s future. These responsibilities are not tangential; they are the very definition of what it means to lead effectively.

Jewish Literacy for Jewish Professionals

August 2, 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. 

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.

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.

Student Profile: Ellie Gettinger

July 1, 2017

Ellie Gettinger is the Education Director of the Jewish Museum Milwaukee. As a student in Spertus Institute's graduate program for Jewish professionals, she's adding new knowledge to her already considerable expertise.

Commencement Remarks, Israel, 2017

September 4, 2017

Read remarks from Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis to the first group of Israeli students to complete Spertus Institute's professional leadership program.

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.

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.