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Jewish Arts and Culture at Spertus: A Letter from the Provost

August 4, 2014

At Spertus Institute, we believe that arts and culture are essential to Jewish life and learning. Powerful first-hand encounters with original artifacts — as well as live performances and first-person presentations — offer compelling ways to both understand the Jewish past and address the pressing issues of today.

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.

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.

I Thought You Said You Wanted To Run Things Like A Business

May 15, 2014

Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis addresses the claim that our communal institutions should run "run more like businesses."

Trusting Our Leaders

April 29, 2014

In his blog "The Leading Edge," Spertus Institute President Hal M. Lewis discusses what leaders can learn from Moses Maimonides about building trust.

Playing in the Big Leagues

March 26, 2014

In his blog "The Leading Edge," Spertus Institute President Hal M. Lewis discusses the willingness to risk failure as a necessary attribute of bold and successful leadership.

Just a Normal Regular Person?

February 19, 2014

Dr. Hal M. Lewis, President and CEO of Spertus Institute, discusses the highly focused attention leaders receive and their responsibilty to act according to a higher ethical standard.

Trustee Profile: Russell Shapiro

February 10, 2014

Spertus Trustee Russell Shapiro recently took the helm as Chair of the Spertus Board of Trustees FY14 Campaign. Spertus Development Director Nancy Glazer took the opportunity to learn why.

“Thou Shalt Donate to Overhead Costs”: The Biblical Commandment to Keep the Lights On

February 6, 2014

From eJewish Philanthropy, Rabbi Mishael Zion discusses the need for donors to buck trends and support nonprofit operating expenses.

Too Powerful to Feel Your Pain?

January 13, 2014

Dr. Hal M. Lewis, President and CEO of Spertus Institute, discusses the nature of empathy and how it relates to power in this recent post from "The Leading Edge," his blog on Jewish leadership.