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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.

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.

Critical Conversations

January 10, 2018

Front-page issues from gun rights to immigration reform will be discussed by former Governors Jennifer Granholm (D-MI) and Mike Huckabee (R-AR) in the inaugural Critical Conversations event, presented by Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership.

Chicago Jewish Community Professionals Receive Leadership Degree

December 26, 2017

Eight accomplished professionals from Chicago’s Jewish community received the Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies, an honor they earned as part of a cohort of colleagues with whom they have been studying and learning for two years.

One Book | One Community 2017

October 24, 2017

In this year's pick, Windy City Blues, author Renée Rosen slyly knits a small crew of fictional characters into the real lives of musical icons Muddy Waters, Etta James, and Chuck Berry, along with Leonard and Phil Chess of Chess Records.

Jim Joseph Foundation Invests

October 23, 2017

The Jim Joseph Foundation has announced a $23.7 million investment in 21 organizations to address two critical areas in Jewish education: Educator Professional Development and Leadership Development.

Interview with author Renée Rosen

October 19, 2017

In this year's pick, Windy City Blues, author Renée Rosen slyly knits a small crew of fictional characters into the real lives of musical icons Muddy Waters, Etta James, and Chuck Berry, along with Leonard and Phil Chess of Chess Records.

Commencement Remarks from Israel

September 4, 2017

Read the graduation address that Spertus CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis delivered to the first group of Israelis to complete Spertus Institute's acclaimed professional leadership program. These are the first Israeli graduates in the Institute's 93-year-history. 

Jewish Literacy for Jewish Professionals

August 20, 2017

By Spertus Director of Enrollment Management Anita Silvert for eJewish Philanthropy — Cultural literacy is vital to feeling part of a group, part of a community.