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Spertus Welcomes New Trustees

July 3, 2022

Spertus Institute is thrilled to welcome two accomplished local community leaders to its Board of Trustees: Blair Klein and Dr. Don Kleinmuntz. Combined, they bring five decades of business acumen and nonprofit management expertise to their roles. 

Drawing Jewish Teens Back to Life

June 1, 2022

Spertus Institute is excited to share the latest project of New Yorker cartoonist Ken Krimstein. Join us live online on June 13, 2022.

Letter from the President

February 21, 2022

In my forthcoming book, Interreligious Resilience, authored with Professor Michael S. Hogue, I had the chance to bring Jewish texts and ideas into conversation with contemporary issues from globalization to religious polarization.

Spertus Welcomes Alyssa Dickman

February 17, 2022

Alyssa Dickman, an educator and professional coach with more than twenty years of experience in talent and leadership development, has joined Spertus Institute’s Academic Team as Faculty Chair of the Center for Jewish Leadership.

Learning Together

February 3, 2022

Several times a year, Spertus students from across our academic and professional programs come together for weeklong seminars that are lively, exciting times of creative and intellectual cross pollination, as well as intensive learning.

Jewish learning for today’s Jewish adults

December 14, 2021

In a recent OpEd, Spertus Director of Jewish Studies Dr. David N. Gottlieb challenges us to creatively incorporate sources, mediums, and materials that reflect the rich variety of Jewish life and experiences.

Video Features Dr. Sharon Silverman

December 13, 2021

Since 2017, Silver Screen Studios has been making short videos that spotlight seniors with powerful stories to share. Its current series focuses on Jewish activists, age 60+. Among those profiled is Spertus Board Chair Dr. Sharon Silverman.

Letter from the President Fall 2021

October 12, 2021

Every year Spertus Institute identifies a core programmatic theme. Dr. Dean P. Bell explains why, in a year that COVID-19 challenged assumptions and compelled us to consider new ways of thinking, this year's theme is reimagining.

Spertus builds ties to Austin, TX

September 14, 2021

Judaism celebrates lifelong learning. But for Jewish professionals— the staff serving the Jewish community—cost is often an obstacle to continuing their education. When funding is available, students seize the opportunity.

Students & Alumni Reimagine Community

August 26, 2021

As we enter a new Jewish year, in a world still grappling with the impact of COVID-19, how will communities transform? We checked in with Spertus students and alumni to get their opinions.