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The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt extended through August 18

April 29, 2019

In related programming, "Vita Activa" film screening on May 13 offers intimate portrait of Hannah Arendt’s life.

Jewish Community Networking Night

April 4, 2019

More than 200 Jewish community professionals schmoozed, learned, networked, and noshed at Spertus Institute’s annual Jewish Community Networking Night. The event brought together professionals, trustees, volunteers, and consultants who work with Jewish organizations.

Interview with Author/Cartoonist Ken Krimstein

March 23, 2019

New Yorker cartoonist Ken Krimstein spills on the importance of café culture and what it’s like to have his graphic biography of Hannah Arendt turned into a exhibition, now on view in Spertus Institute's Ground Level Arts Lab.

Certificate in Jewish Leadership

March 12, 2019

In today’s complex world, the hardworking professionals and dedicated volunteers who lead Jewish organizations need specialized knowledge and expertise to meet challenges and opportunities that are unique to Jewish communities.

Letter from the President — WInter/Spring 2019

January 29, 2019

"Spertus is an institution driven by values," says Spertus President and CEO Dr. Dean P. Bell. "We are committed to advancing Jewish communal leadership and making a real difference in people’s lives."

Staff Profile: Brooke Herszage

December 19, 2018

Spertus Institute welcomes Brooke Herszage in the new position of Coordinator of Mentoring and Executive Coaching. She will be building relationships with mentors, coaches, students in the Center for Jewish Leadership.

Global Jewish Leadership Seminar

November 20, 2018

Spertus Institute was thrilled to present the Kaplan Leadership Initiative's first Global Jewish Leadership Seminar with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). This program serves Jewish professionals in Europe, Russia, the FSU, and Latin America.

Spertus Launches Mountain-Southwest Regional Cohort

July 6, 2018

A Mountain-Southwest regional cohort of Spertus Institute's MA in Jewish Professional Studies will serve young professionals from Jewish organizations in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.

Introduction to Critical Conversations 2019

March 20, 2019

"Anyone familiar with Jewish tradition knows that robust dialogue and 'critical conversations' are central to the Jewish essence," said Spertus Chancellor Hal M. Lewis in his opening remarks for 2019's Critical Conversations.

Jewish Learning for Adults

March 10, 2019

What is adult Jewish learning and why is it important? How does the adult brain learn? How can we provide Jewish learning opportunities for adults in Chicago and beyond? These questions are just some of those addressed by the Chicago Adult Jewish Learning Initiative.