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Jewish Community Networking Night

April 4, 2019

More than 200 guests schmoozed, networked, and noshed at Spertus Institute’s annual Jewish Community Networking Night. The event brought together professionals, trustees, volunteers, and consultants who work with Jewish organizations.

Interview with Author/Cartoonist Ken Krimstein

March 23, 2019

New Yorker cartoonist Ken Krimstein spills on the importance of café culture and what it’s like to have his graphic biography of Hannah Arendt turned into a exhibition, now on view in Spertus Institute's Ground Level Arts Lab.

Introduction to Critical Conversations 2019

March 20, 2019

"Anyone familiar with Jewish tradition knows that robust dialogue and 'critical conversations' are central to the Jewish essence," said Spertus Chancellor Hal M. Lewis in his opening remarks for 2019's Critical Conversations.

Certificate in Jewish Leadership

March 12, 2019

In today’s complex world, the hardworking professionals and dedicated volunteers who lead Jewish organizations need specialized knowledge and expertise to meet challenges and opportunities that are unique to Jewish communities.

Jewish Learning for Adults

March 10, 2019

What is adult Jewish learning and why is it important? How does the adult brain learn? How can we provide Jewish learning opportunities for adults in Chicago and beyond? These questions are just some of those addressed by the Chicago Adult Jewish Learning Initiative.

Staff Profile: Brooke Herszage

December 19, 2018

Spertus Institute welcomes Brooke Herszage in the new position of Coordinator of Mentoring and Executive Coaching. She will be building relationships with mentors, coaches, students in the Center for Jewish Leadership.

Alumni Profile: Marilyn Diamond

December 5, 2018

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.

Israeli Soul Cookbook Release Celebration

November 20, 2018

Chicago food legend Ina Pinkney will interview James Beard-winning Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook, the team behind Philadelphia's acclaimed Zahav, on November 29 when they release their new cookbook, Israeli Soul.

Spertus Institute Welcomes New Trustees

November 14, 2018

Spertus Institute proudly welcomes two new members — Irena Friedgan and Stephen Wolff — to its Board of Trustees.

Spertus and Pittsburgh

October 28, 2018

We are horrified by senseless attacks that took place in Pittsburgh. As an institution of Jewish learning and leadership, we pledge to redouble our efforts to spread knowledge and foster a welcoming, safe environment for constructive conversation and learning.