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Letter from the President — Fall 2020

August 31, 2020

In response to the many challenges in the world today, we have the opportunity to form community around positive values and actions, develop strong relationships, take responsibility, and build our resillience. 

Spertus Students & Alumni Changing the World

August 28, 2020

It would take more than a global pandemic to keep our resilient Spertus students and alumni from changing the world. These inspiring leaders use their Spertus training to push forward, even in these dark times.

Responding to Coronavirus

August 27, 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.

Jewish Community Networking Night Expands Its Reach

August 26, 2020

Jewish professionals and volunteers from organizations across North America are invited to gather virtually for Spertus Institute's annual Jewish Community Networking Night. KOVAL Distillery to receive Innovation Award.

Learning in the Time of Coronavirus: A Message from Sherry Knazan

August 26, 2020

We were so touched by this heartfelt message from Spertus Institute Doctoral student (and MA in Jewish Studies alumna) Sherry Knazan, of Petaluma, CA, that we had to share it with you.

ViewPoints: Climate Responsibility and Judaism

August 12, 2020

Two experts on religion and the environment weigh in on the role of faith in responding to the climate crisis. Spertus Institute presents an online discussion September 10 on "Climate Responsibility and Judaism."

WGN Radio Interview with Dr. Dean P. Bell

August 11, 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.

Spertus Welcomes New Trustees

August 10, 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.

An Interview with Board Chairperson Dr. Sharon Silverman

August 4, 2020

Newly appointed Spertus Board Chairperson Dr. Sharon Silverman spoke with Director of Communications Betsy Gomberg about her new role, her interests and goals, and how she plans to lead.

Tips for Using Zoom

August 2, 2020

At Spertus Institute, we have a long history of offering high-quality remote programming. As experienced Zoom users, we’ve assembled some of our favorite tips and resources.