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What We Learned From Critical Conversations

March 27, 2018

In an OpEd for eJewishPhilanthropy, Dr. Hal M. Lewis discusses how as Jews, we are heirs to a tradition that embraces robust dialogue on important issues of the day, while still respecting those with whom we disagree.

New Program for Midwestern Jewish Communities

March 20, 2018

A cohort of Spertus Institute's MA in Jewish Professional Studies will serve employees of Jewish organizations in Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

Chicago Adult Jewish Learning Initiative, Article 5

March 14, 2018

By Dr. John M. Dirkx for eJewish Philanthropy, an online publication serving the professional Jewish community. This is the fifth in a series of articles about lifelong Jewish learning, based on work of the Chicago Adult Jewish Learning Initiative.

Chicago Adult Jewish Learning Initiative, Article 3

March 7, 2018

By Dr. Jane Shapiro for eJewish Philanthropy, an online publication serving the professional Jewish community. This is the third in a series of articles about lifelong Jewish learning, based on work of the Chicago Adult Jewish Learning Initiative.

Chicago Adult Jewish Learning Initiative, Article 2

February 28, 2018

By Dr. Joshua Shanes and Dr. Dean P. Bell for eJewish Philanthropy, an online publication serving the professional Jewish community. This is the second in a series of articles about lifelong Jewish learning, based on work of the Chicago Adult Jewish Learning Initiative.

Critical Conversations

February 22, 2018

Jewish tradition is replete with examples of passionate yet respectful engagement. This is the background against which Spertus Institute launches our important new "Critical Conversations" series on March 18, 2018, generously funded by the late Eric Joss.

Chicago Adult Jewish Learning Initiative, Article 1

February 21, 2018

By Dr. Dean P. Bell for eJewish Philanthropy, a publication serving the professional Jewish community. This is the first in a series about lifelong Jewish learning, based on work of the Chicago Adult Jewish Learning Initiative.

Chicago Adult Jewish Learning Initiative, Article 4

February 21, 2018

By Dr. Jane Shapiro for eJewish Philanthropy, an online publication serving the professional Jewish community. This is the third in a series of articles about lifelong Jewish learning, based on work of the Chicago Adult Jewish Learning Initiative.

Introducing Dr. Keren E. Fraiman

February 21, 2018

Spertus Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Keren E. Fraiman as Dean and Chief Academic Officer. She will oversee graduate programs that serve students worldwide, as well as public offerings in Chicago and the suburbs.

Lay Leadership Academy

January 10, 2018

On Sunday, February 4, Spertus Institute's Center for Jewish Leadership will offer a three-hour boot camp for the dedicated members of our community who serve as presidents, board members, and volunteer committee leaders of Jewish organizations.