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Letter from the President — Spring/Summer 2018

March 28, 2018

The essence of Passover is the transition of the Israelites from slaves to free people. There is another more prosaic transition on our minds here at Spertus. At the end of June, I will step down from the Presidency and my colleague, Dr. Dean P. Bell, will become Spertus President and CEO.

New Program for Midwestern Jewish Communities

March 20, 2018

A cohort of Spertus Institute's MA in Jewish Professional Studies will serve employees of Jewish organizations in Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

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.

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 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!”

Learning for Life

March 30, 2018

Rich opportunities for Jewish education make Jewish communities strong and vibrant. Chicago offers a range of Jewish Day Schools and the world-class Spertus Institute, thus providing learning from 3 to 93.

Chicago Adult Jewish Learning Initiative, Article 6

March 28, 2018

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