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Jewish Community Networking Night
Jewish Community Networking NightThursday, April 14, 2016 - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Every year, Spertus Institute hosts a gathering for the professionals and volunteers who serve Jewish Chicago. The evening offers an opportunity to network with colleagues from other organizations, celebrate successes, and learn new ways to advance careers in the Jewish communal world.
This year participants enjoyed an opportunity to hear from Caren Yanis, President of Crown Family Philanthropies, and Gali Cooks, Executive Director of Leading Edge, an alliance focused on building excellence in Jewish leadership.
Caren and Gali built a case for why every Jewish organization should be a great place to work, by attracting, developing, and retaining top talent.
They shared the results of a recent study highlighting the steps needed to make this goal a reality. Courtesy of Gali Cooks, see survey highlights>
Spertus Institute's Center for Jewish Leadership offers a range of opportunities and programs designed to build fulfilling careers, make our organizations strong and responsive, and foster a vibrant Jewish future.
Applications are now being accepted for upcoming cohorts of the:
- Executive MA in Jewish Professional Studies
- MA in Jewish Professional Studies
- Certificate in Jewish Leadership
We hope you'll consider one of these opportunities for your own next step.
Pictured, top row, left to right: MAJPS Student Lynnley Rothenberg of The iCenter with Tal Rosen, Director of the Center for Jewish Leadership at Spertus Institute. Marla Gelfond, Spertus VP of External Relations Ellen Hattenbach, and Viki Rivkin of Central Building & Preservation LP. Spertus Trustee and Certificate in Jewish Leadership Recipient Peter Bensinger, Jr. with Caren Yanis, President, Crown Family Philanthropies. Bottom row, left to right: Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis with Erica Wilke Bova, Assistant Dean at Northwestern University, our Certificate in Jewish Leadership partner. Aaron Biel of GIV.global with Aleya Schwartz, Sari Greenberg, and Ellie Spitz of Mishkan Chicago.
Thank you to our sponsors