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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.

The Jewish Value of Pi

February 25, 2014

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

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.

Letter from the President

February 18, 2014

This year marks the 90th anniversary of Spertus Institute. A milestone of such significance offers the opportunity to reflect on our history and project into the future.

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.

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.