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Global Center for Jewish Leadership

July 10, 2019

Spertus students and alumni serve Jewish organizations of every size and description, in our hometown of Chicago, and—without exaggeration or hyperbole—around the world.

Spertus Institute Welcomes New Trustees

June 12, 2019

Spertus Institute proudly welcomes two new board members—Barbara Grant Bereskin, Principal and Founder of Lincoln Avenue Partners, and Spertus alumna Marilyn Diamond, Honorary Consul General for Morocco in Illinois.

The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt extended through August 18

April 29, 2019

Spertus Institute's Ground Level Arts Lab exhibition The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt has been extended through August 18, 2019.

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.