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The Issue of Loyalty

May 22, 2017

By Spertus CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis for eJewish Philanthropy — The issue of personal loyalty has so dominated the news that I want to offer some thoughts. Loyalty matters. We cannot do the difficult work that needs to be done if we are rowing in different directions.

Ben Shahn: If Not Now, When?

March 13, 2017

Chicagoans can view works by artist and activist Ben Shahn in the Ground Level Arts Lab through August 27. His images of immigrants, refugees, and civil rights workers are as powerful today as they were during his lifetime.

Student Profile: Ellie Gettinger

March 1, 2017

Ellie Gettinger is the Education Director of the Jewish Museum Milwaukee. As a student in Spertus Institute's graduate program for Jewish professionals, she's adding new knowledge to her already considerable expertise.

Jewish Literacy for Jewish Professionals

January 2, 2017

By Spertus Director of Enrollment Management Anita Silvert for eJewish Philanthropy — Cultural literacy is vital to feeling part of a group, part of a community. 


June 13, 2017

Illustrating the varied facets through which members of the Jewish community experience Israel, seven local storytellers took the stage in a remarkable program engineered by a community-wide initiative.

About Dr. Dean P. Bell

May 8, 2017

"Dean Bell has repeatedly proven himself to be both a brilliant scholar and a talented executive—a rare combination that beautifully mirrors Spertus Institute’s commitment to learning and leadership,” said Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis.

Jewish master’s program to start another Wisconsin group

May 3, 2017

Spertus is set to initiate a second Wisconsin-based student group in the fall of 2017. The school reviews admissions applications on a rolling basis, but would prefer to see applications by June 30.

Developing the Next Generation of Jewish Leaders

May 1, 2017

By Dr. Hal M. Lewis  — The time has come to abandon the insulting notion that programs of Jewish literacy, however excellent, are in and of themselves, leadership programs.

Israel: Many Voices

April 19, 2017

Falling in love in Jerusalem. How being a Jew in Israel is different from being Jewish in the US. What it’s like for Ethiopian-Israelis. And the trials and tribulations of inoculating Israeli turkeys! Hear this and more on May 21.

Jewish Community Networking Night 2017

April 6, 2017

On April 5, Spertus Institute hosted a lively event for those who work on behalf of the Jewish community.