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Interfaith Leadership in the Time of Tribalism

November 15, 2019

Boundary-breaking Interfaith Youth Core leader Eboo Patel asserts the need for building bridges at Spertus Institute’s 2020 Leadership Forum.

For communal professionals across North America

October 17, 2019

Spertus Institute announces that its world-class, career-boosting Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies (MAJPS) is now available to participants from across North America. Courses begin March 22, 2020.

Case study cites Spertus leadership transition as best practice

October 17, 2019

Recent case studies by NY-based Leading Edge highlight CEO transitions at Jewish organizations. The Spertus case study features the transition from Hal Lewis to Dean Bell as an example of best practice.

Interview with Chicago Tribune journalist Howard Reich

October 16, 2019

Award-winning journalist Howard Reich discusses life, hope, and his friendship with Elie Wiesel, the subject of his new book. For Jewish Book Month, Reich will appear at Spertus Institute on December 15.

New Exhibition: From Here to There

July 1, 2019

Opening September 23 in Spertus Institute's Ground Level Arts Lab, visitors will see works by four contemporary Chicago artists—Linda Robinson Gordon, Ellen Holtzblatt, Lilach Schrag, and Michelle Stone—in a new multimedia exhibition.

Letter from the President — Winter/Spring 2019

December 17, 2018

"Spertus is an institution driven by values," says Spertus President and CEO Dr. Dean P. Bell. "We are committed to advancing Jewish communal leadership and making a real difference in people’s lives."

Fundraisers Forum

August 21, 2019

Are you a nonprofit professional or lay leader with a sneaking suspicion that your organization isn’t leveraging its volunteer leadership as much as it could be? This September program is for you. 

In Memoriam – Rabbi Dr. Peter Knobel

August 21, 2019

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership mourns the loss of our long-time friend and faculty member, Rabbi Dr. Peter Knobel.

Letter from the President — Summer/Fall 2019

August 9, 2019

Each year Spertus Institute identifies a catalyzing theme that addresses important issues in our educational offerings. This year’s coalescing theme is community.

Is today's antisemitism something new?

August 6, 2019

What are the distinctive characteristics of antisemitism today? To address this question, Spertus Institute presents two leaders in the field, Indiana University Professors Dr. Mark Roseman and Dr. Günther Jikeli.