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

May 15, 2014

In this article from eJewishPhilanthropy.com, Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis addresses the claim that our communal institutions should run "run more like businesses."

Can I see some ID?

May 6, 2014

In Illinois, where I now live, all new residents are required to obtain an Illinois driver's license or identification card within 90 days of arrival, surrendering the identification from the state where they lived before. In the Land of Lincoln, identity is clear: either you're an Illinoisan or you're not.

The Golden Age Shtetl: A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe

May 5, 2014

The Golden Age Shtetl: A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe is the latest publication by Spertus faculty member Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern.

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.

Fiddler in My Head

April 1, 2014

Why the music of 'Fiddler' is so darn catchy: a lesson in earworms and Jewish tradition from Spertus Institute's Brian Zimmerman.

It’s Gotta Be Spring Somewhere

April 1, 2014

Just back from the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Spertus Executive Chef Laura Frankel dishes on delicious recipes for Passover.

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.

8 Questions for Kim Bloomberg: jewelry designer, teacher, granddaughter of Holocaust survivors

March 4, 2014

For Chicago teacher and mother of two Kim (Prywes) Bloomberg, making jewelry isn’t merely a passion or hobby, but a part of continuing her family’s legacy.

What Exactly Is Experiential Jewish Education?

March 3, 2014

This year, studying in the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators’ Program for Experiential Jewish Education (PEEP) and Yeshiva University’s Certificate Program in Experiential Jewish Education, I’ve been fortunate to have had many, many opportunities to answer the question, “What exactly is Experiential Jewish Education?”

Celebrating 50 Years of Fiddler

February 26, 2014

This year is the 50th anniversary of "Fiddler on the Roof!" To celebrate, Spertus Institute presents a trio of special programs and a range of resources.