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Gender Issues

August 15, 2017

By Dr. Hal M. Lewis — As a Professor and the CEO of an Institute dedicated to growing lay and professional leaders, I am increasingly concerned that even our most enlightened programs are failing to address critical issues related to gender in the nonprofit workplace.

36 Ways Spertus Students & Alumni Are Changing the World

July 18, 2017

These 36 community-building leaders have studied at Spertus Institute. The work they do is necessary, far-reaching, and transformative — and it is changing the Jewish world.

Alumni Profile: Lillian Brodkey, Class of 1937

July 13, 2017

Happy 100th birthday to Spertus Alumna Lillian Brodkey, a remarkable woman whose studies with us in the 1930s launched a lifetime of Jewish learning and leadership.

Spertus Welcomes New Trustees

July 10, 2017

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership proudly welcomes four new members — Lauri Konik Zessar, Dr. Michele Sackheim Wein, Odette Olson, and Dr. Jessica Lederhausen — to its Board of Trustees.

Planning for Success(ion)

July 10, 2017

By Dr. Hal M. Lewis  — The time has come to abandon the insulting notion that programs of Jewish literacy, however excellent, are in and of themselves, leadership programs.

Student Profile: Ellie Gettinger

July 1, 2017

Ellie Gettinger is the Education Director of the Jewish Museum Milwaukee. As a student in Spertus Institute's graduate program for Jewish professionals, she's adding new knowledge to her already considerable expertise.

Israel: Many Voices

June 19, 2017

Illustrating the varied facets through which members of the Jewish community experience Israel, seven local storytellers took the stage in a remarkable program presented through a community-wide initiative. 

Sharing Stories of Israel and Creating Opportunities to Learn

June 19, 2017

Illustrating how members of our local community experience Israel, seven storytellers took the stage in a program engineered by a community-wide initiative.

The Issue of Loyalty

May 22, 2017

By Spertus CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis for eJewish Philanthropy — The issue of personal loyalty has so dominated the news that I want to offer some thoughts. Loyalty matters. We cannot do the difficult work that needs to be done if we are rowing in different directions.

About Dr. Dean P. Bell

May 8, 2017

"Dean Bell has repeatedly proven himself to be both a brilliant scholar and a talented executive—a rare combination that beautifully mirrors Spertus Institute’s commitment to learning and leadership,” said Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis.