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Timeless Lessons of Mentoring

September 23, 2014

This year, as it marks its 90th anniversary, Spertus Institute launches the Center for Jewish Leadership to provide current and future Jewish leaders new and necessary opportunities to learn best professional practices in a Jewish context, informed by Jewish thought.

The Building Blocks of Jewish Education

September 16, 2014

Within the last ten years, Jewish professional education has undergone a drastic transformation. Graduate institutions catering to pre-professional Jewish students now populate every region of the United States, providing quality instruction to aspiring professionals who seek entry into the Jewish communal sector.

Insights from the Field and the Classroom

September 9, 2014

This year, as it marks its 90th anniversary, Spertus Institute launches the Center for Jewish Leadership to provide current and future Jewish leaders new and necessary opportunities to learn best professional practices in a Jewish context, informed by Jewish thought.

Spertus Institute Jewish Professional Studies Program Comes to Milwaukee

September 5, 2014

The Milwaukee Jewish Federation is joining forces with Chicago-based Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership to bring an innovative educational opportunity to the men and women who work for Milwaukee’s Jewish agencies and organizations.

Spertus Launches Center for Jewish Leadership

September 3, 2014

The Jewish nonprofit world is about to catch up with the for-profit world, thanks to the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership’s Center for Jewish Leadership.

Jewish Arts and Culture at Spertus: A Letter from the Provost

August 4, 2014

At Spertus Institute, we believe that arts and culture are essential to Jewish life and learning. Powerful first-hand encounters with original artifacts — as well as live performances and first-person presentations — offer compelling ways to both understand the Jewish past and address the pressing issues of today.

ELI Talk on Jewish Leadership

May 21, 2014

It's our pleasure to share an ELI talk (essentially a Jewish TED talk) by Spertus President Dr. Hal M. Lewis. In it, he proposes an unexpected key to success.

I Thought You Said You Wanted To Run Things Like A Business

May 15, 2014

Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis addresses the claim that our communal institutions should run "run more like businesses."

Trusting Our Leaders

April 29, 2014

In his blog "The Leading Edge," Spertus Institute President Hal M. Lewis discusses what leaders can learn from Moses Maimonides about building trust.

Playing in the Big Leagues

March 26, 2014

In his blog "The Leading Edge," Spertus Institute President Hal M. Lewis discusses the willingness to risk failure as a necessary attribute of bold and successful leadership.