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Letter from the President — Winter 2017/2018

November 13, 2017

What do gender inequity and political incivility have in common? For starters, both are plaguing our society. And because they effect the American Jewish community, Spertus has a responsibility to shine a light on them.

New Program for Mid-Sized Midwestern Jewish Communities

October 23, 2017

A cohort of Spertus Institute's MA in Jewish Professional Studies will serve employees of Jewish organizations in Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

Commencement Remarks, Israel, 2017

September 4, 2017

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

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.

One Book | One Community 2017

October 24, 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.

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.

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.