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Spertus Students & Alumni Changing the World

August 28, 2020

It would take more than a global pandemic to keep our resilient Spertus students and alumni from changing the world. These inspiring leaders use their Spertus training to push forward, even in these dark times.

Responding to Coronavirus

August 27, 2020

Dr. Dean P Bell unearths lessons from history for responding to COVID-19. Bell, author of "Plague in the Early Modern World: A Documentary History," has been serving as an expert on pandemic history for media during the current crisis.

Learning in the Time of Coronavirus: A Message from Sherry Knazan

August 26, 2020

We were so touched by this message from Spertus Institute Doctoral student (and MA in Jewish Studies alumna) Sherry Knazan that we had to share it with you.

Letter from the President — Fall 2020

August 10, 2020

In response to the many challenges in the world today, we have the opportunity to form community around positive values and actions, develop strong relationships, take responsibility, and build our resillience. 

An Interview with Board Chairperson Dr. Sharon Silverman

August 4, 2020

Spertus Director of Communications Betsy Gomberg spoke with Dr. Sharon Silverman about her new role, her interests and goals, and how she plans to lead.

Dynamic Duo in New Spertus Roles

June 10, 2020

Spertus staff member Jessica Leving sat down (over Zoom) with Brooke Herszage and Camille Brown (both Spertus alums) to discuss their promotions, new roles, ambitious goals, and how they bonded over both being moms of twins.

Jewish Education is an Essential Service

June 1, 2020

Elana Kahn, Spertus Institute's new Associate Dean for Outreach, explains why she upended her life during a global pandemic to tackle a new challenge. The answer lies in understanding what is essential.

Jewish Community Networking Night Expands Its Reach

August 26, 2020

Jewish professionals and volunteers from organizations across North America are invited to gather virtually for Spertus Institute's annual Jewish Community Networking Night. KOVAL Distillery to receive Innovation Award.

ViewPoints: Climate Responsibility and Judaism

August 12, 2020

Two experts on religion and the environment weigh in on the role of faith in responding to the climate crisis. Spertus Institute presents an online discussion September 10 on "Climate Responsibility and Judaism."

WGN Radio Interview with Dr. Dean P. Bell

August 11, 2020

Hear Spertus President Dr. Dean P. Bell interviewed about how past pandemics can help us contextualize what we are going through today, including where we might find some hope in lessons from the past.