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This is your brain on Judaism

January 21, 2014

By Brian Zimmerman for JUF News — Examining the world through the microscope and Midrash.

Kabbalah in Art and Architecture

January 20, 2014

Architect and design critic Alexander Gorlin will discuss his award-winning new book in Highland Park as part of "Spertus in the Suburbs."

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.

Legacy of The Monuments Men

January 6, 2014

Correspondent David D’Arcy, an expert on the unresolved legacy of Nazi art loot, provides some back story for the George Clooney film "The Monuments Men." Tickets now on sale to hear him at Spertus in April.

Spertus Student Rachel Kesner Makes Connections at Home and Abroad

December 18, 2013

Like a lot of twenty-somethings fresh out of college, when Rachel Kesner graduated with a degree in English from the University of Indiana in 2009, she didn’t know what to do with her life.  But she did have a hunch.

Understanding the Perks of Power

December 16, 2013

By Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis for eJewish Philanthropy — Jewish sources have long understood a basic truth; positions of leadership bring with them an increased risk of abusing power.

Andy Warhol’s Jewish Geniuses

November 27, 2013

Andy Warhol's "Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century" are view at the Milwaukee Jewish Museum, on loan from Spertus Institute.

Spertus Institute Now Powered 100% By Renewable Energy

November 17, 2013

Spertus Institute is now powered by 100% renewable energy, saving 6,200 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere over the next three years.

Integration and Sustainability in Jewish Arts and Culture

November 17, 2013

From eJewish Philanthropy, Spertus Chief Academic Officer Dr. Dean P. Bell weighs in on why Jewish arts and culture matter.