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Student Profiles

Ellie Gettinger

Milwaukee Museum Educator Never Stops Learning

Ellie Gettinger is the Education Director of the Jewish Museum Milwaukee. As a student in Spertus Institute's graduate program for Jewish professionals, she's adding new knowledge to her already considerable expertise. She spoke recently with Betsy Gomberg about her participation in this unique program and the impact it’s making in the Milwaukee community. Read more >


Toni Davison LevenbergLove of Summer Camp Inspires a Career

As a kid, Toni Davison Levenberg lived for summer camp. It was such an important part of her identity that she decided, when she was still a camper, that she would make camping her career. Unlike many childhood career goals, this one stuck. Today Levenberg is Director of Camp Interlaken JCC, where she is proudly preparing for the camp’s 52nd season. She is also a student in Spertus Institute's Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies program, a program she believes answers a critical need for succession planning in Jewish organizations. Read more >


Lillian Brodkey, Class of 1937

Happy 100th Birthday to Spertus Alumna Lillian Brodkey
Class of 1937

Revisit Lillian Brodkey’s memories from her studies in the 1930s and her lifetime as an educator, leader, and lifelong learner. READ MORE >

Video profiles

Josh GibbsJosh Gibbs (MAJPS) was an Engagement Associate at UChicago Hillel when he began the program, working with college students at a pivotal time in their life, just as their adult relationship to Judaism and the Jewish world is taking shape. View a short video in which Josh explains how the program provided him the expertise to take his career to the next level, something he recently accomplished with his new position as a Campaign Executive at the Jewish National Fund. Watch here

Lynnley RothenbergMA in Jewish Professional Studies graduate Lynnley Rothenberg works for the iCenter for Israel Education. View a short video in which Lynnley talks about learning to take strategic risks, work with diverse constituents, and cultivate her own leadership style. Watch here