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Profiles and Achievements

Profiles and Achievements

Marilyn DiamondAlumni Profile: Marilyn Diamond Spertus Alumna  

Marilyn Diamond—MA in Jewish Communal Studies, 1982—is the Honorary Consul General for Morocco in Illinois. We recently sat down with Marilyn to look back at her Spertus experience, discuss her remarkable career, and hear her thoughts for the future. READ MORE >

Brooke HerszageSpertus Welcomes Brooke Herszage as Coordinator of Mentoring and Executive Coaching

Brooke Herszage recently joined the Spertus team in a new position dedicated to a key component of our Center for Jewish Leadership degree and certificate programs. READ MORE >

Dr. Dean Phillip Bell

Congratulations to Spertus President and CEO Dr. Dean Phillip Bell on the publication of The Routledge Companion to Jewish History and Historiography

This important new resource provides an overview of Jewish history from biblical times to the present, placing Jewish history in conversation with methods, issues, and source materials that are key to scholars in the field. LEARN MORE >

Lillian Brodkey, Class of 1937

Lillian Brodkey, Class of 1937

It's our pleasure to revisit Lillian Brodkey’s memories from her studies in the 1930s and her lifetime as an educator, leader, and lifelong learner. READ MORE >

Ellie Gettinger

Milwaukee Museum Educator Never Stops Learning

Ellie Gettinger, MAJPS 2017, is the Education Director of the Jewish Museum Milwaukee. As a student in Spertus Institute's graduate program for Jewish professionals, she added new knowledge to her already considerable expertise. She spoke 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, MAJPS 2017, 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. She believes that Spertus Institute's Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies program answers a critical need for succession planning in Jewish organizations. Read more >