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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.

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.

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.

CGN Interview Series: Ionit Behar, Spertus Institute

February 7, 2018

Each week CGN interviews a local art industry professional to discuss the ins and outs of running a gallery in the city of Chicago. This week we caught up with Ionit Behar, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership.

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.