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By Betsy Gomberg for JUF News — A new generation of cartoonists are using graphic novels to tackle tough subjects. One of these artists is 27-year-old Liana Finck, whose first book, "A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York," brings to life the trials and triumphs of Jewish immigrants on New York’s Lower East Side.
Mazel Tov to Spertus Alumni Rachel Cort, the newest addition to the Mishkan Chicago team. Rachel most recently served as the Associate Director of jU Chicago, an innovative start-up organization she co-founded to empower Jewish students at the University of Chicago.
Brooklyn-based cartoonist Liana Finck is a recipient of a Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists. Original sketches from her first book, "A Bintel Brief," are on view at Spertus Institute through July 19 and she'll join us on May 7 to discuss her work.
To mark Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) author and radio personality Martin Goldsmith will discuss his new book, "Alex’s Wake: The Tragic Voyage of the St. Louis to Flee Nazi Germany, and a Grandson's Journey of Love and Remembrance," on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at Spertus Institute at 7 pm.
By Betsy Gomberg for JUF News — Do you, like me, dream of seeing a friend or family member unplug whatever glowing device they are usually staring into long enough to get lost in a good story or be wowed by exploring something longer than a BuzzFeed list?
In response to the intensification of antisemitic violence in Europe, Spertus will host expert Deidre Berger, Director of AJC Berlin, to discuss the options and challenges for Jews in Europe.
Sponsored by Spertus in partnership with Northwestern University, this prestigious program prepares leaders to grow the organizations they serve. We congratulate the recipients on their achievement.
Veteran Chicago journalist Andrew Patner, a bright light on the local arts and culture scene for decades, died unexpectedly last Tuesday at 55.
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.
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.