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Letter from the President — Fall 2020

August 31, 2020

In response to the many challenges in the world today, we have the opportunity to form community around positive values and actions, develop strong relationships, take responsibility, and build our resillience. 

Jewish Community Networking Night Expands Its Reach

August 26, 2020

Jewish professionals and volunteers from organizations across North America are invited to gather virtually for Spertus Institute's annual Jewish Community Networking Night. KOVAL Distillery to receive Innovation Award.

ViewPoints: Climate Responsibility and Judaism

August 12, 2020

Two experts on religion and the environment weigh in on the role of faith in responding to the climate crisis. Spertus Institute presents an online discussion September 10 on "Climate Responsibility and Judaism."

WGN Radio Interview with Dr. Dean P. Bell

August 11, 2020

Hear Spertus President Dr. Dean P. Bell interviewed about how past pandemics can help us contextualize what we are going through today, including where we might find some hope in lessons from the past.

Spertus Welcomes New Trustees

August 10, 2020

Spertus Institute is thrilled to welcome two accomplished local leaders—Shelley Stern Grach and Dr. Alicia Gejman—to its Board of Trustees. Both have impressive backgrounds in nonprofit board experience and have studied in Spertus graduate programs.

Tips for Using Zoom

August 2, 2020

At Spertus Institute, we have a long history of offering high-quality remote programming. As experienced Zoom users, we’ve assembled some of our favorite tips and resources.

Uncovering Andy Warhol

July 22, 2020

Intern Abigail Kubert looks at Andy Warhol's work, beyond Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup, and Marilyn Monroe.

Dynamic Duo in New Spertus Roles

June 10, 2020

Spertus staff member Jessica Leving sat down (over Zoom) with Brooke Herszage and Camille Brown (both Spertus alums) to discuss their promotions, new roles, ambitious goals, and how they bonded over both being moms of twins.

Message from Spertus Institute's President

May 29, 2020

Underpinning our values at Spertus Institute is a commitment to justice and fairness, to the inherent worth and value of all people, the necessity of tolerance, and peaceful and respectful engagement across difference.

Introducing Elana G. Kahn, Associate Dean for Outreach

April 17, 2020

Spertus proudly introduces Elana Kahn, new Associate Dean for Outreach. Kahn is a veteran communal professional and alumna of Spertus Institute's MA in Jewish Professional Studies program.