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Interview with Author/Cartoonist Ken Krimstein

March 23, 2019

New Yorker cartoonist Ken Krimstein spills on the importance of café culture and what it’s like to have his graphic biography of Hannah Arendt turned into a Spertus exhibition.

Introduction to Critical Conversations 2019

March 20, 2019

"Anyone familiar with Jewish tradition knows that robust dialogue and 'critical conversations' are central to the Jewish essence," said Spertus Chancellor Hal M. Lewis in his opening remarks for 2019's Critical Conversations.

Certificate in Jewish Leadership

March 12, 2019

In today’s complex world, the hardworking professionals and dedicated volunteers who lead Jewish organizations need specialized knowledge and expertise to meet challenges and opportunities that are unique to Jewish communities.

Letter from the President — WInter/Spring 2019

January 29, 2019

"Spertus is an institution driven by values," says Spertus President and CEO Dr. Dean P. Bell. "We are committed to advancing Jewish communal leadership and making a real difference in people’s lives."

Staff Profile: Brooke Herszage

December 19, 2018

Spertus Institute welcomes Brooke Herszage in the new position of Coordinator of Mentoring and Executive Coaching. She will be building relationships with mentors, coaches, students in the Center for Jewish Leadership.

Global Jewish Leadership Seminar

November 20, 2018

Spertus Institute was thrilled to present the Kaplan Leadership Initiative's first Global Jewish Leadership Seminar with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). This program serves Jewish professionals in Europe, Russia, the FSU, and Latin America.

Spertus Launches Mountain-Southwest Regional Cohort

July 6, 2018

A Mountain-Southwest regional cohort of Spertus Institute's MA in Jewish Professional Studies will serve young professionals from Jewish organizations in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.

Jewish Learning for Adults

March 10, 2019

What is adult Jewish learning and why is it important? How does the adult brain learn? How can we provide Jewish learning opportunities for adults in Chicago and beyond? These questions are just some of those addressed by the Chicago Adult Jewish Learning Initiative.

Alumni Profile: Marilyn Diamond

December 5, 2018

Spertus Alumna Marilyn Diamond—MA in Jewish Communal Studies, 1982—is the Honorary Consul General for Morocco in Illinois. We recently sat down with Marilyn to look back at her Spertus experience, discuss her remarkable career, and hear her thoughts for the future.

Israeli Soul Cookbook Release Celebration

November 20, 2018

Chicago food legend Ina Pinkney will interview James Beard-winning Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook, the team behind Philadelphia's acclaimed Zahav, on November 29 when they release their new cookbook, Israeli Soul.