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Spertus Launches Center for Jewish Leadership

September 3, 2014

The Jewish nonprofit world is about to catch up with the for-profit world, thanks to the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership’s Center for Jewish Leadership.

Spertus Institute Welcomes Four New Trustees

July 31, 2014

Spertus Institute proudly welcomes four new members to our Board of Trustees. These impressive individuals are committed to the continuity of Chicago’s Jewish community and have some clear ideas about how to foster a vibrant Jewish future.

Symbolism Meets Modern Life

May 30, 2014

For all of us at Spertus Institute, it's a pleasure to see Chicago architect and designer Amy Reichert profiled in The New York Times. We'll be showing her work beginning October 5 in an intimate debut one-woman exhibit titled Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica

ELI Talk on Jewish Leadership

May 21, 2014

It's our pleasure to share an ELI talk (essentially a Jewish TED talk) by Spertus President Dr. Hal M. Lewis. In it, he proposes an unexpected key to success.

Professional Education Can Be a Game-Changer for Your Community

October 14, 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.

The Important Role of Newcomers to Jewish Communal Service

October 7, 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.

Norma Weinberg Spungen 1927-2014

October 6, 2014

Norma Weinberg Spungen served as the archivist of the Chicago Jewish Archives at Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership for more than a decade. In that capacity, she assisted numerous scholars in their research on various aspects of American Jewish history.

Why is this Degree Different?

September 30, 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.

Timeless Lessons of Mentoring

September 23, 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.

For Patti Cohen, classes at Spertus merit a 16-hour trip—from Canada!

September 16, 2014

Patti Cohen has been traveling from Winnipeg to Chicago to complete her master's in Jewish Studies. Here is her story.