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Interview with author Lev Golinkin

October 8, 2015

Spertus Institute Assistant Editor Joanna Rothenberg recently spoke over the phone with Lev Golinkin, author of A BACKPACK, A BEAR, AND EIGHT CRATES OF VODKA, this year’s One Book, One Community selection.

Milwaukee Jewish Professionals Earn Graduate Degrees Through Spertus

October 1, 2015

By Lee Fensin for The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle — The MAJPS is a two-year graduate program specifically designed to advance the business expertise and Jewish knowledge of professionals working in the Jewish community.

Jewish Learning Professionals Group

September 30, 2015

By Ali Drumm for JUF News — I have been fortunate to participate in a new program designed to forge an organized, adept community of those who plan and present Jewish programs for the Chicago-area.

Explore Treasures from Spertus Institute’s World-Class Collection

September 10, 2015

With generous support from the Spitz Foundation, highlights from Spertus Institute's collections of art and archival items can now be viewed online, from your computer, tablet, or phone.

People of the Books: Refugees Who Could Be Us

September 8, 2015

Betsy Gomberg for JUF News — This year's Jewish Book Month selection focuses on a past wave of refugees. Along with it, we recognize the stories of those seeking refuge today.

Rabbi Dr. Byron Sherwin (1946-2015)

June 23, 2015

Rabbi Dr. Byron L. Sherwin, Spertus Institute Director of Doctoral Programs, died May 22 after a long illness. He was an internationally renowned Jewish theologian, ethicist, and scholar, and a prodigious author, who will be missed by students and colleagues around the globe.

From East Ridge to Vatican City

April 21, 2015

Mazel tov to Spertus Institute alumna Deborah Levine, whose book, "Teaching Curious Christians About Judaism," has been travelling in rarefied circles. And we're proud to say that this book began as her Jewish Studies thesis.

Alumni Profile: Rachel Cort

April 13, 2015

Mazel Tov to Spertus Alumni Rachel Cort, the newest addition to the Mishkan Chicago team. Rachel most recently served as the Associate Director of jU Chicago, an innovative start-up organization she co-founded to empower Jewish students at the University of Chicago.

Canadian Jewish Professionals Complete Innovative Leadership Program

January 23, 2015

Spertus Institute, in partnership with the Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA, proudly awarded its MA in Jewish Professional Studies degree to the program's second Canadian cohort.

Reflections on Hanukkah at the White House

December 22, 2014

When the invitation to attend the White House Hanukkah Party arrived, Spertus President Hal Lewis suspected one of his more tech-savvy friends was playing a joke. But the invitation was real and what he had at first believed to be a well-played deception turned out to be one of his life’s truly special moments.