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Letter from the President — WInter/Spring 2019

January 29, 2019

"Spertus is an institution driven by values and committed to making a real difference," says Spertus President and CEO Dr. Dean P. Bell. 

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.

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.

Spertus Institute Welcomes New Trustees

November 14, 2018

Spertus Institute proudly welcomes two new members — Irena Friedgan and Stephen Wolff — to its Board of Trustees.

Spertus and Pittsburgh

October 28, 2018

We are horrified by senseless attacks that took place in Pittsburgh. As an institution of Jewish learning and leadership, we pledge to redouble our efforts to spread knowledge and foster a welcoming, safe environment for constructive conversation and learning.

In Memoriam—Dr. Howard A. Sulkin

October 26, 2018

Spertus Institute mourns the loss of Dr. Howard A. Sulkin, the Institute’s President and CEO from 1984 to 2009. Under his leadership, Spertus greatly expanded its offerings to foster learning through both traditional means and through arts and culture.

Inauguration of Spertus Institute 9th President

October 21, 2018

Dr. Dean P. Bell was inaugurated as President and CEO Spertus Institute in a heartwarming ceremony on October 21, 2018. Dr. Bell becomes the ninth President in the Institute’s 94-year history.