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Fundraisers Forum

August 21, 2019

Are you a nonprofit professional or lay leader with a sneaking suspicion that your organization isn’t leveraging its volunteer leadership as much as it could be? This September program is for you. 

In Memoriam – Rabbi Dr. Peter Knobel

August 21, 2019

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership mourns the loss of our long-time friend and faculty member, Rabbi Dr. Peter Knobel.

Is today's antisemitism something new?

August 6, 2019

What are the distinctive characteristics of antisemitism today? To address this question, Spertus Institute presents two leaders in the field, Indiana University Professors Dr. Mark Roseman and Dr. Günther Jikeli.

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.

New Exhibition: From Here to There

July 1, 2019

Opening September 23 in Spertus Institute's Ground Level Arts Lab, visitors will see works by four contemporary Chicago artists—Linda Robinson Gordon, Ellen Holtzblatt, Lilach Schrag, and Michelle Stone—in a new multimedia exhibition.

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.