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Jewish Community Networking Night 2017

April 6, 2017

On April 5, Spertus Institute hosted a lively event for those who work on behalf of the Jewish community.

Problem-Based Learning in Leadership Education

March 15, 2017

Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis was recently invited to speak at George Washington University. The occassion was a conference titled "Re-imagining Jewish Leadership Education" presented by Mayberg Center for Jewish Education. These are excepts from his remarks. 

Ben Shahn: If Not Now, When?

March 13, 2017

Chicagoans can view works by artist and activist Ben Shahn in the Ground Level Arts Lab through August 27. His images of immigrants, refugees, and civil rights workers are as powerful today as they were during his lifetime.

Atar Trio performs at Spertus Institute

March 13, 2017

The Atar Trio is an Israeli chamber ensemble known for bold and creative musical projects. On Sunday, April 2 at 2 pm, Chicagoans will have an opportunity to hear them perform musical works from around the globe.

Leadership Transitions

March 2, 2017

In a piece for eJewish Philanthropy, Executive Recruiter David E. Edell writes about staff transitions and the opportunities they provide for growth-oriented change.

Student Profile: Toni Davison Levenberg

March 1, 2017

Toni Davison Levenberg, Director of the Steve and Shari Sadek Family Camp Interlaken JCC, is a student in a graduate program designed specifically for those who work for Jewish organizations.

Dysfunctional Discourse

February 15, 2017

By Spertus CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis for eJewish Philanthropy — Leaders who seek commonwealth between religions would do well to consider why similar respect is often missing from our own community conversations. 

Student Profile: Carly Greenspan

February 1, 2017

Carly Greenspan raves that Spertus Institute’s Masters of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies program has opened her eyes to an understanding of the Jewish professional world, a world in which she now sees her career path.

In the Interest of Conflicts

January 3, 2017

By Spertus President & CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis for eJewish Philanthropy: For those seeking to be the best leaders we can be — in businesses, communal, and religious organizations — partisan bloviation obfuscates the larger point.

How I Learned To Stop Worrying About the Maccabees and Love Hanukkah

December 21, 2016

It's our pleasure to share this piece by Barbara Brotman for the Forward. Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis is one of the experts from whom she sought solace in her quest to cure her Hanukkah angst.