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ELI Talk on Jewish Leadership

ELI Talk on Jewish Leadership


Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership is pleased
and proud to share an ELI talk by Spertus President and CEO
Dr. Hal M. Lewis.

What is an ELI talk, you might ask? ELI talks are TED-inspired 12-minute presentations about Jewish ideas. Speakers are invited to present based on their own work, passions, and experiences, resulting in talks that inevitably teach something new.

This talk is one of a series filmed in Chicago in front of a live audience, co-sponsored by the JUF/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.

ELI talks are produced by the AVI CHAI Foundation. They are intended to be shared and discussed. In that spirit, we welcome your comments and encourage you to share this talk with your friends and colleagues.

Want to know more?

  • Find out how Spertus Institute helps build a vibrant Jewish community, in Chicago and beyond MORE>
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

About the speaker

Dr. Hal M. Lewis has published widely on Jewish leadership in the scholarly and popular press. His books include From Sanctuary to Boardroom: A Jewish Approach to Leadership (Rowman and Littlefield, 2006) and Models and Meanings in the History of Jewish Leadership (Edwin Mellen Press, 2004).

A master educator and passionate advocate for adult learning, he has served on the teaching faculty of the University of Cincinnati, University of Illinois at Chicago, Baltimore Hebrew University, the Wexner Heritage Foundation, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

In addition to serving as President and CEO of Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, he holds a Spertus faculty appointment as Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies.

About Spertus Institute

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership offers dynamic learning opportunities, rooted in Jewish wisdom and culture and open to all. These opportunities are designed to enable personal growth, train future leaders, and engage individuals in exploration of Jewish life.

Graduate programs and professional workshops are offered in the Chicago area, in select locations across North America, and through distance learning.

Public programs including films, speakers, seminars, concerts, and exhibits — are offered at the Institute’s Michigan Avenue facility, in the Chicago suburbs, and online