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Staff Profile: Tal Rosen

November 18, 2014

Spertus is pleased to welcome Tal Rosen as Director of the Institute’s new Center for Jewish Leadership. Rosen comes to Spertus with field-tested insight into what fosters innovation in the Jewish communal sector. 

Leading the Leaders...

November 17, 2014

Great Jewish communities require great leaders. That may be a truism, but underneath it is a profound truth that the leaders of Chicago’s Spertus Institute for Jewish Leadership and Learning are taking to heart. And to class.

Amy Reichert’s Art Reinvents Judaica

November 14, 2014

Calling all Cassandras, those given to gloom and doom about the pliancy of contemporary Jewish life, much less its future. I suggest they make a beeline for Spertus Institute's new exhibition, "Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica." 

Jewish Leadership Training: Insights from a Lay Leader

November 4, 2014

To bolster the skills I acquired from my years of fundraising and administrative work, I needed credibility and certification. I came into the Spertus program expecting to receive just that. I came away with so much more.

An Interview with Author David Laskin

October 30, 2014

David Laskin, award-winning author of the this year's Jewish Book Month selection, talks about embracing the present by exploring the past in a conversation with Brian Zimmerman for Spertus Institute.

Putting the Jewish in Jewish Professional

October 28, 2014

This year, as it marks its 90th anniversary, Spertus Institute launches the Center for Jewish Leadership to provide current and future Jewish leaders new and necessary opportunities to learn best professional practices in a Jewish context, informed by Jewish thought.

The Aesthetic Lives of Jewish Identity

October 28, 2014

This year, as it marks its 90th anniversary, Spertus Institute launches the Center for Jewish Leadership to provide current and future Jewish leaders new and necessary opportunities to learn best professional practices in a Jewish context, informed by Jewish thought.

People of the Books: Uncovering Jewish Family History

October 28, 2014

Books about Jewish family histories — like the Jewish families they portray — come in all shapes and sizes. Some chronicle life in situations and places very much like your own family's experiences, while others share stories of Jewish families in circumstances and corners of the world entirely unlike your own. 

Prioritizing Learning

October 21, 2014

This year, as it marks its 90th anniversary, Spertus Institute launches the Center for Jewish Leadership to provide current and future Jewish leaders new and necessary opportunities to learn best professional practices in a Jewish context, informed by Jewish thought.

Professional Education Can Be a Game-Changer for Your Community

October 14, 2014

This year, as it marks its 90th anniversary, Spertus Institute launches the Center for Jewish Leadership to provide current and future Jewish leaders new and necessary opportunities to learn best professional practices in a Jewish context, informed by Jewish thought.