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Spertus Launches Center for Jewish Leadership

September 3, 2014

The Jewish nonprofit world is about to catch up with the for-profit world, thanks to the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership’s Center for Jewish Leadership.

Jewish Arts and Culture at Spertus: A Letter from the Provost

August 4, 2014

At Spertus Institute, we believe that arts and culture are essential to Jewish life and learning. Powerful encounters offer compelling ways to both understand the Jewish past and address the pressing issues of today.

ELI Talk on Jewish Leadership

May 21, 2014

It's our pleasure to share an ELI talk (essentially a Jewish TED talk) by Spertus President Dr. Hal M. Lewis. In it, he proposes an unexpected key to success.

I Thought You Said You Wanted To Run Things Like A Business

May 15, 2014

Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis addresses the claim that our communal institutions should run "run more like businesses."

Understanding the Perks of Power

December 16, 2013

By Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis for eJewish Philanthropy — Jewish sources have long understood a basic truth; positions of leadership bring with them an increased risk of abusing power.

Integration and Sustainability in Jewish Arts and Culture

November 17, 2013

From eJewish Philanthropy, Spertus Chief Academic Officer Dr. Dean P. Bell weighs in on why Jewish arts and culture matter.

Spertus Institute Now Powered 100% By Renewable Energy

November 17, 2013

Spertus Institute is now powered by 100% renewable energy, saving 6,200 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere over the next three years.

The Importance of Self-Awareness

July 29, 2013

Leadership expert Dr. Hal M. Lewis (whose day job is President and CEO of Spertus) explains why self-awareness of one's biases is crucial for leadership.

What is Jewish leadership?

March 21, 2013

By Dr. Hal M. Lewis for JUF News — When people learn that I am the President of an Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, they often ask, "What is Jewish leadership? Does such a thing really exist?"

Spertus Institute unveils new brand identity

February 5, 2013

Lewis Lazare for Chicago Business Journal — To help sharpen its mission, the Chicago-based Spertus Institute has launched a new brand identity. Effective immediately, the organization will be known as the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership.