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From East Ridge to Vatican City

April 21, 2015

Mazel tov to Spertus Institute alumna Deborah Levine, whose book, "Teaching Curious Christians About Judaism," has been travelling in rarefied circles. And we're proud to say that this book began as her Jewish Studies thesis.

Alumni Profile: Rachel Cort

April 13, 2015

Mazel Tov to Spertus Alumni Rachel Cort, the newest addition to the Mishkan Chicago team. Rachel most recently served as the Associate Director of jU Chicago, an innovative start-up organization she co-founded to empower Jewish students at the University of Chicago.

Canadian Jewish Professionals Complete Innovative Leadership Program

January 23, 2015

Spertus Institute, in partnership with the Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA, proudly awarded its MA in Jewish Professional Studies degree to the program's second Canadian cohort.

Reflections on Hanukkah at the White House

December 22, 2014

When the invitation to attend the White House Hanukkah Party arrived, Spertus President Hal Lewis suspected one of his more tech-savvy friends was playing a joke. But the invitation was real and what he had at first believed to be a well-played deception turned out to be one of his life’s truly special moments. 

Driving Jewish Community Innovation and Entrepreneurship

November 21, 2014

The pioneering Center for Jewish Leadership launched at Spertus with a groundbreaking symposium on entrepreneurship, innovation, and Jewish leadership. View videos of presenters Howard Tullman, Jon Medved, Ariel Berry, Toby Rubin, Jay Goltz, and Dr. Hal M. Lewis. 

Staff Profile: Tal Rosen

November 18, 2014

Spertus is pleased to welcome Tal Rosen as Director of the Institute’s new Center for Jewish Leadership. Rosen comes to Spertus with field-tested insight into what fosters innovation in the Jewish communal sector.

A Center for Jewish Leadership – Why Now, Why At All?

November 18, 2014

This year, as it marks its 90th anniversary, Spertus Institute launches the Center for Jewish Leadership to provide current and future Jewish leaders new and necessary opportunities to learn best professional practices in a Jewish context, informed by Jewish thought.

Leading the Leaders...

November 17, 2014

Great Jewish communities require great leaders. That may be a truism, but underneath it is a profound truth that the leaders of Chicago’s Spertus Institute for Jewish Leadership and Learning are taking to heart. And to class.

Prioritizing Learning

October 21, 2014

This year, as it marks its 90th anniversary, Spertus Institute launches the Center for Jewish Leadership to provide current and future Jewish leaders new and necessary opportunities to learn best professional practices in a Jewish context, informed by Jewish thought.