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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.

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.

Uncovering Andy Warhol

July 22, 2020

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

Message from Spertus Institute's President

May 29, 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.

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. 

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.

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.

ViewPoints: Interreligious Dialogue

March 24, 2020

The same keys that could unlock potential solutions on a global scale might also increase harmony at your neighborhood’s school board meeting, with colleagues from the other side of the political spectrum, or around your family’s dinner table.

Coronavirus Update for Spertus Students and Faculty

March 13, 2020

After careful consideration, we have decided to shift the March Seminar to an online format. Your online learning will take place with your professors and fellow students during the days scheduled for the seminar.

Certificate in Jewish Leadership for Educators

March 4, 2020

A new cohort of 20 Jewish educators has been admitted to Spertus Institute's exclusive leadership training program, presented in partnership with Northwestern University's School of Professional Studies.