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Yiddish Yesterday and Today

May 3, 2018

For centuries in Jewish communities in Europe and beyond, Yiddish was a key part of life. To explore and share its rich history, Jewish organizations from across greater Chicago have come together to present a series of programs highlighting Yiddish language, literature, history, and film.

Spertus Institute named one of Illinois’ 200 Great Places

May 1, 2018

The Illinois Council of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Illinois) has named Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, designed by Krueck + Sexton Architects, as one of Illinois’ 200 Great Places.

Chicago Adult Jewish Learning Initiative, Article 8

April 19, 2018

By Marla Goldberg for eJewish Philanthropy, an online publication serving the professional Jewish community. This is the eighth in a series of articles about lifelong Jewish learning, based on work of the Chicago Adult Jewish Learning Initiative.

Chicago Adult Jewish Learning Initiative, Article 7

April 11, 2018

By Ali Drumm for eJewish Philanthropy, an online publication serving the professional Jewish community. This is the seventh in a series of articles about lifelong Jewish learning, based on work of the Chicago Adult Jewish Learning Initiative.

What’s Jewish About Jewish Leadership?

April 10, 2018

The story is told about Abraham Lincoln who was said to have challenged an interlocutor with the riddle, “If you call a tail a leg how many legs does a dog have?” “Five,” he replied. “Wrong,” said Lincoln, “simply calling a tail a leg does not make it so!”

Learning for Life

March 30, 2018

Rich opportunities for Jewish education make Jewish communities strong and vibrant. Chicago offers a range of Jewish Day Schools and the world-class Spertus Institute, thus providing learning from 3 to 93.

Letter from the President — Spring/Summer 2018

March 28, 2018

Passover marks the transition of the Israelites from slaves to free. There is more prosaic transition on our minds at Spertus. On June 30, I will step down from the Presidency and Dr. Dean Bell will become the 9th Spertus President.

Chicago Adult Jewish Learning Initiative, Article 6

March 28, 2018

By Beth Schenker for eJewish Philanthropy, an online publication serving the professional Jewish community. This is the sixth in a series of articles about lifelong Jewish learning, based on work of the Chicago Adult Jewish Learning Initiative.

Letter from the President — Spring/Summer 2018

March 28, 2018

Passover marks the transition of the Israelites from slaves to free. There is more prosaic transition on our minds at Spertus. On June 30, I will step down from the Presidency and Dr. Dean Bell will become the 9th Spertus President.

What We Learned From Critical Conversations

March 27, 2018

In an OpEd for eJewishPhilanthropy, Dr. Hal M. Lewis discusses how as Jews, we are heirs to a tradition that embraces robust dialogue on important issues of the day, while still respecting those with whom we disagree.