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Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Jewish Leadership

Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Jewish Leadership

Center for Jewish Leadership Inaugural Symposium

Sunday, October 26, 2014 10:00 am

Panel Presentation | 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
$25 | $18 for Spertus members, students, and alumni

Networking Lunch | 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
$10 | Kosher lunch will be served.

Full Symposium | 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
$30 | $25 for Spertus members, students, and alumni

Or call 312.322.1773

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership brings together a panel of impressive, innovative leaders from the business world and social sectors to address what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur and what organizations wishing to innovate need to know.

Following the presentation, join participants over lunch for small group discussions based on suggestions from the presenters and questions from attendees. Come away with new contacts and ideas for innovation.

Featured Presenter Jon Medved (above) is a serial entrepreneur and high tech venture capitalist. He is currently the founder/CEO of OurCrowd, a crowdfunding platform for Israeli startups that, according to Forbes, is “one of the largest crowdfunding organizations on the planet.” Mr. Medved has invested in more than 140 startup companies, helping bring twelve of them to values in excess of $100 million. He is a frequent media guest and commentator who has appeared on CNN, CNBC, PBS, Bloomberg, CBN, and BBC.

"[an] engaging, visionary, pioneering venture capitalist”
George Gilder in The Israel Test

“one of Israel’s legendary business ambassadors”
Saul Singer and Dan Senor in Start-Up Nation

The Jerusalem Post

Jon Medved will be joined by an impressive panel of social entrepreneurs and innovators.

Ariel BeeryAriel Beery is co-founder/CEO of MobileOCT, a biophotonics startup enabling mobile phones to detect cancer. Until recently, he served as the Global CEO of the PresenTense Group, a social venture accelerator.

Jay GoltzJay Goltz is founder/CEO of the Goltz Group. With Artists Frame Service and Jayson Home, he pioneered Clybourn Ave's evolution into a premier Chicago retail destination. He is a small business blogger for The New York Times.

Dr. Hal M. LewisDr. Hal M. Lewis is president/CEO of Spertus Institute and an expert on the leadership of Jewish organizations. His books include From Sanctuary to Boardroom: A Jewish Approach to Leadership.

Toby RubinToby Rubin is the founder/CEO of UpStart, a national nonprofit that accelerates projects of Jewish social entrepreneurs and fosters entrepreneurship in established Jewish organizations.

Center for Jewish Leadership

This symposium is the inaugural
event for Spertus Institute's new 
Center for Jewish Leadership.

Designed for professionals and volunteers who work for and with
Jewish organizations, the Center
for Jewish Leadership presents
opportunities to learn new skills,
hone existing talents, and be
equipped to harness the power
of Jewish communities in the
21st century. Offerings include:

  • Graduate and certificate programs
  • Master classes and workshops
  • Jewish Leaders on Leadership series
  • An annual leadership symposium
  • A community mentoring program
  • Micro-grants for innovation and collaboration

Center for Jewish Leadership
Upcoming Programs

Entrepreneaurship, Innovation,
and Jewish Leadership

Inaugural symposium features Israel's tech industry superstar John Medved with an impressive panel of social entrepreneaurs and innovators. MORE>

Master Classes
Writing for Social Media
Business Plans for New Initiatives
Jewish Values
Strategic Planning

Negotiation Skills and Jewish Wisdom

Online Course
A Biblical Approach to Mental Health

Certificate Program
The Certificate in Jewish Leadership
A partnership of Spertus Institute and Northwestern University. MORE>

Graduate Program
Master of Arts in Jewish 
Professional Studies

Chicago cohort begins this fall. Milwaukee, Canada, and Israel 
begin in the spring. MORE>




The Center for Jewish Leadership is supported by generous grants from the Crown Family and an anonymous foundation. We are grateful for their support.