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Spertus recognized in Slingshot Guide 2018

June 4, 2018

Spertus Institute’s Center for Jewish Leadership has been selected for the 2018 Slingshot Guide, putting it among the top 50 innovators in Jewish life. The award reflects the Center's impact and leadership in the sector. 

Reflections on Succession

May 14, 2018

After ten years, stepping down from the Presidency of Spertus Institute is a decision I reflect upon with pride. While I normally eschew personal reflections, I hope that by sharing some of my experiences I can be helpful to others exploring similar issues.

New Jewish Leaders

May 11, 2018

Spertus Institute announces a new cohort of communal professionals admitted to the prestigious executive-level version of its respected MA in Jewish Professional Studies program. Students represent 11 organizations from 10 communities.

Spertus Institute named one of Illinois’ 200 Great Places

May 1, 2018

The Illinois Council of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Illinois) has named Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, designed by Krueck + Sexton Architects, as one of Illinois’ 200 Great Places.

Book Reviews & Recommendations

June 19, 2018

If reading could be patented, it would be sold as a wonder drug. Literary fiction, in particular, helps readers build empathy and improve their interactions with others.

Certificate in Jewish Leadership

May 25, 2018

Spertus Institute, in partnership with Northwestern University, offers the Certificate in Jewish Leadership, proven to enhance the abilities of Jewish leaders. Now accepting applications for fall 2018.

Yiddish Yesterday and Today

May 3, 2018

For centuries in Jewish communities in Europe and beyond, Yiddish was a key part of life. To explore and share its rich history, Jewish organizations from across greater Chicago have come together to present a series of programs highlighting Yiddish language, literature, history, and film.

Chicago Adult Jewish Learning Initiative, Article 8

April 19, 2018

By Marla Goldberg for eJewish Philanthropy, an online publication serving the professional Jewish community. This is the eighth in a series of articles about lifelong Jewish learning, based on work of the Chicago Adult Jewish Learning Initiative.

Chicago Adult Jewish Learning Initiative, Article 7

April 11, 2018

By Ali Drumm for eJewish Philanthropy, an online publication serving the professional Jewish community. This is the seventh in a series of articles about lifelong Jewish learning, based on work of the Chicago Adult Jewish Learning Initiative.

What’s Jewish About Jewish Leadership?

April 10, 2018

The story is told about Abraham Lincoln who was said to have challenged an interlocutor with the riddle, “If you call a tail a leg how many legs does a dog have?” “Five,” he replied. “Wrong,” said Lincoln, “simply calling a tail a leg does not make it so!”