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Jewish Education is an Essential Service

May 28, 2020

Elana Kahn, Spertus Institute's new Associate Dean for Outreach, explains why she upended her life during a global pandemic to tackle a new challenge. The answer lies in understanding what is essential.

Coronavirus Update for Spertus Institute Friends and Patrons

May 28, 2020

We have joined our neighbors across Chicago in an effort to slow the escalating impact of COVID-19. As staff and faculty gradually and safely return to our facility, we continue to offer a variety of programming online. 

Responding to Coronavirus

May 16, 2020

Dr. Dean P Bell unearths lessons from history for responding to COVID-19. Bell, author of "Plague in the Early Modern World: A Documentary History," has been serving as an expert on pandemic history for media during the current crisis.

Introducing Elana G. Kahn, Associate Dean for Outreach

April 17, 2020

Spertus proudly introduces Elana Kahn, new Associate Dean for Outreach. Kahn is a veteran communal professional and alumna of Spertus Institute's MA in Jewish Professional Studies program.

Uncovering Andy Warhol

August 5, 2020

Intern Abigail Kubert looks at Andy Warhol's work, beyond Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup, and Marilyn Monroe.

Dynamic Duo in New Spertus Roles

June 10, 2020

Jessica Leving sat down (over Zoom) with Brooke Herszage and Camille Brown to discuss their promotions, new roles, ambitious goals, and how they bonded over both being moms of twins.

Message from Spertus Institute's President

May 31, 2020

Underpinning our values at Spertus Institute is a commitment to justice and fairness, to the inherent worth and value of all people, the necessity of tolerance, and peaceful and respectful engagement across difference.

Spertus Welcomes New Trustees

May 15, 2020

Spertus Institute is thrilled to welcome two accomplished local leaders—Shelley Stern Grach and Dr. Alicia Gejman—to its Board of Trustees. Both have impressive backgrounds in nonprofit board experience and have studied in Spertus graduate programs.

WGN Radio Interview with Dr. Dean P. Bell

April 13, 2020

Hear Spertus President Dr. Dean P. Bell interviewed about how past pandemics can help us contextualize what we are going through today, including where we might find some hope in lessons from the past.

Now More Than Ever We Must Speak the Language of Values

March 31, 2020

Jewish nonprofit organizations' response to the Covid-19 pandemic is inspiring. Real leadership must infuse these deeds with deeper meaning by speaking the language of our values.