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Jay Goltz To Teach New Certificate in Entrepreneurial Leadership

February 10, 2015

Beginning March 16, a select group of small business owners and those percolating ideas for new businesses will have the opportunity to spend nine Monday evenings with local entrepreneur Jay Goltz.

Andrew Patner (1959-2015)

February 3, 2015

Veteran Chicago journalist Andrew Patner, a bright light on the local arts and culture scene for decades, died unexpectedly last Tuesday at 55.

Canadian Jewish Professionals Complete Innovative Leadership Program

January 30, 2015

Spertus Institute, in partnership with the Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA, proudly awarded its MA in Jewish Professional Studies degree to the program's second Canadian cohort.

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.

Director of AJC in Berlin to speak on the surge of violent antisemitism in Europe

March 2, 2015

In response to the intensification of antisemitic violence in Europe, Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership will host Deidre Berger, Director of the Berlin office of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), for a talk titled The Upsurge of Antisemitism and The Future of Jewish Life in Europe.

From East Ridge to Vatican City

February 24, 2015

Deborah Levine wrote a book, "Teaching Christian Children about Judaism" many years ago but recently it received an update.

Shout-Out to Recipients of the Certificate in Jewish Leadership

February 23, 2015

The Certificate in Jewish Leadership, jointly sponsored by Spertus Institute in partnership with Northwestern University, is a prestigious program that focuses on preparing leaders to have maximal impact on the organizations and communities they serve. The individuals in the third Chicago cohort have recently completed their work and will be awarded their certificates at the Jewish Community Networking Night on April 21.

Sometimes It’s About The Way We Tie Our Shoelaces

January 26, 2015

Kicking off discussion about Jewish organizational life in 2015, this piece by Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis appeared as the first eJewish Philanthropy post of the new year. 

Four Questions For The New Year About The Way We Do Business

January 5, 2015

Kicking off discussion about Jewish organizational life in 2015, this piece by Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis appeared as the first eJewish Philanthropy post of the new year.