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Since 2017, Silver Screen Studios has been making short videos that spotlight seniors with powerful stories to share. Its current series focuses on Jewish activists, age 60+. Among those profiled is Spertus Board Chair Dr. Sharon Silverman.
Spertus continues its Jewish Book Month tradition of bringing readers together to meet Jewish writers. On Sunday, December 12, join a live online conversation with award-winning author Ayelet Tsabari.
Every year Spertus identifies a core programmatic theme. COVID-19 challenged assumptions and compelled us to consider new ways of thinking and being. Therefore, this year's theme is reimagining.
Judaism celebrates lifelong learning. But for Jewish professionals— the staff serving the Jewish community—cost is often an obstacle to continuing their education. When funding is available, students seize the opportunity.
Funded by an anonymous donor, The Spertus Chicago Scholarship aims to invigorate Chicago’s Jewish community by investing in the education, training, and development of Jewish communal professionals.
This year’s graduation was unlike any in our 97-year history. Because of COVID-19, the ceremony was virtual, but although the format differed, the pride was just as warm as we marked our graduates’ transformation from students to ambassadors.
Recent conversations with Spertus alumni and students confirmed their resourcefulness and resilience. Learn how they have utilized what they learned at Spertus to serve their communities in these challenging times.
Spertus Director of Jewish Studies David N. Gottlieb crafted this thoughtful opinion piece in Jewish Philanthropy.com. In it, he challenges us to creatively incorporate sources, mediums, and materials that reflect the rich variety of Jewish life and experiences.
Spertus Institute is honored to announce that we have been selected as one of nine presenters—from a field of 70 applicants—for the Center for Entrepreneurial Jewish Philanthropy’s upcoming Summit on Combating Antisemitism.