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Spertus Student Named to “36 Under 36” List

July 16, 2013

Matt Rissien, who will be starting the Spertus MAJPS program this fall, has been named to the second annual “Double Chai in the Chi: 36 Under 36” list of young Jewish movers and shakers in Chicago.

Better When We're Together?

June 24, 2013

Do people need to work together in person to spark creativity? Leadership expert Dr. Hal M. Lewis (whose day job is President and CEO of Spertus) has some thoughts.

People of the Books: Reviews, Recommendations, and Other Reasons to Read

May 28, 2013

By Betsy Gomberg for JUF News — The inside scoop on new Jewish memoirs (very loosely defined), all of which are generating lots of positive buzz.

Defining Success

May 21, 2013

By Dr. Hal M. Lewis for JUF News — Defining Success: The business literature has been filled of late with innumerable discussions about success — how to achieve it, how to measure it, what it looks like, and where it comes from.

Alumni Profile: Cydney Topaz

April 25, 2013

Spertus recently caught up with Cydney Topaz, a 2011 graduate of our Master of Science in Nonprofit Management program and the new Director of Development for Hillels of Illinois.

Faculty Profile: Laura Mannion

April 19, 2013

By Lori M. Finkel for Spertus Institute — Like many of the people who go through the Spertus Graduate Program in Nonprofit Management, Laura Mannion has a unique story to tell.

Leadership and Authority

April 16, 2013

By Dr. Hal M. Lewis for JUF News — Political junkies will recall that in the midst of the recent sequestration controversy, President Obama took 12 Republican senators to dinner to discuss their differences. 

What is Jewish leadership?

March 21, 2013

By Dr. Hal M. Lewis for JUF News — When people learn that I am the President of an Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, they often ask, "What is Jewish leadership? Does such a thing really exist?"

How to create a vibrant Jewish future

February 27, 2013

Spertus President Dr. Hal M. Lewis talks to Aaron Cohen of the JUF/Jewish Federation of Metropolitian Chicago about shaping and sustaining a vibrant Jewish community.

New Name, New Identity...

February 8, 2013

Pauline Yearwood for The Chicago Jewish News — When Hal Lewis took over as president and CEO of a  financially troubled Spertus Institute three and a half years ago, he found that many people both inside and outside of Chicago’s Jewish community knew about Spertus, but were unsure of just what it did.