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Student Profile: Rachel Kesner

December 18, 2013

Like a lot of twenty-somethings fresh out of college, when Rachel Kesner graduated with a degree in English from the University of Indiana in 2009, she didn’t know what to do with her life.  But she did have a hunch.

Understanding the Perks of Power

December 16, 2013

By Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis for eJewish Philanthropy — Jewish sources have long understood a basic truth; positions of leadership bring with them an increased risk of abusing power.

Andy Warhol’s Jewish Geniuses

November 27, 2013

Andy Warhol's "Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century" are view at the Milwaukee Jewish Museum, on loan from Spertus Institute.

Integration and Sustainability in Jewish Arts and Culture

November 17, 2013

From eJewish Philanthropy, Spertus Chief Academic Officer Dr. Dean P. Bell weighs in on why Jewish arts and culture matter.

Spertus Institute Now Powered 100% By Renewable Energy

November 17, 2013

Spertus Institute is now powered by 100% renewable energy, saving 6,200 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere over the next three years.

Learning Leadership at Wimbledon

November 12, 2013

Three strategies for success from Dr. Hal M. Lewis, President and CEO of Spertus Institute, in this recent post from "The Leading Edge," his blog on Jewish leadership.

First Pittsburgh Cohort Receives MAJPS Degrees

October 9, 2013

eJewish Philanthropy — The first Pittsburgh cohort of local Jewish communal professionals has completed the rigorous Spertus program designed to develop their Jewish knowledge and prepare them to lead Jewish organizations. Honorary doctoral degrees were awarded to John S. Ruskay and David S. Shapira.

Leading Diverse Teams: Worth the Struggle

October 8, 2013

Leadership expert Dr. Hal M. Lewis (whose day job is Spertus President and CEO) on Judaism, leaders, and leadership.

People of the Books: 14 Books about Jewish Chicago

September 10, 2013

Jami Attenberg's The Middlesteinsis set in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. With that in mind, here are 14 books where Jewish life in Chicago plays a role

The Humble Leader

September 3, 2013

Leadership expert Dr. Hal M. Lewis (whose day job is President and CEO of Spertus) discusses the roles of humility and reflection in leadership.