My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, Chicago, IL, USA
Spertus is a gem in our community, one worthy of polishing and in fact in the midst of being recast (to stretch the analogy) by an expert jeweler, the new president, Hal Lewis. As a Master's degree student in Jewish Professional Studies, I've been impressed by the commitment Spertus has made to serious study of the field. Within the walls of Spertus there is no complacency, but rather a sense of both urgency and excitement about the potential for innovative adult educational programming to enliven the future of Chicago's Jewish community. Spertus--and the serious, smart professionals who now run it--deserve all the support they can muster.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Jewish studies courses.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Find a way to lose the overhead handed to new leadership in the form of a beautiful, new building that was completed just in time for our economic meltdown.