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Video Features Dr. Sharon Silverman

December 13, 2021

Since 2017, Silver Screen Studios has been making short videos that spotlight seniors with powerful stories to share. Its current series focuses on Jewish activists, age 60+. Among those profiled is Spertus Board Chair Dr. Sharon Silverman.

A Conversation with Ayelet Tsabari

November 14, 2021

Spertus continues its Jewish Book Month tradition of bringing readers together to meet Jewish writers. On Sunday, December 12, join a live online conversation with award-winning author Ayelet Tsabari.

Letter from the President

October 12, 2021

Every year Spertus identifies a core programmatic theme. COVID-19 challenged assumptions and compelled us to consider new ways of thinking and being. Therefore, this year's theme is reimagining.

Spertus builds ties to Austin, TX

September 14, 2021

Judaism celebrates lifelong learning. But for Jewish professionals— the staff serving the Jewish community—cost is often an obstacle to continuing their education. When funding is available, students seize the opportunity.

The Spertus Chicago Scholarship

August 3, 2021

Funded by an anonymous donor, The Spertus Chicago Scholarship aims to invigorate Chicago’s Jewish community by investing in the education, training, and development of Jewish communal professionals.

Spertus Celebrates Its 2021 Graduates

June 28, 2021

This year’s graduation was unlike any in our 97-year history. Because of COVID-19, the ceremony was virtual, but although the format differed, the pride was just as warm as we marked our graduates’ transformation from students to ambassadors.

Profiles from the Field

February 25, 2021

Recent conversations with Spertus alumni and students confirmed their resourcefulness and resilience. Learn how they have utilized what they learned at Spertus to serve their communities in these challenging times.

Jewish learning for today’s Jewish adults

December 14, 2021

Spertus Director of Jewish Studies David N. Gottlieb crafted this thoughtful opinion piece in Jewish Philanthropy.com. In it, he challenges us to creatively incorporate sources, mediums, and materials that reflect the rich variety of Jewish life and experiences.

Summit on Combating Antisemitism

October 4, 2021

Spertus Institute is honored to announce that we have been selected as one of nine presenters—from a field of 70 applicants—for the Center for Entrepreneurial Jewish Philanthropy’s upcoming Summit on Combating Antisemitism.

Students & Alumni Reimagine Community

August 26, 2021

As we enter a new Jewish year, in a world still grappling with the impact of COVID-19, how will communities transform? We checked in with Spertus students and alumni to get their opinions.