Spertus Institute Fall 2015 Calendar of Events

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<ul><li><p>News | Courses | Calendar | September November 2015 | spertus.edu</p><p>A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka This years One Book | One Community selection, by Lev Golinkin is an awesome, intercontinental whirlwind, funny and smart P21</p><p>How Great Leaders Create Great Places to WorkJoin us for a rare Chicago appearance of Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, the lecturer Harvard students lined up to hear P9</p><p>Why is Martin Buber important today?A two-day symposiumheld in partnership with the University of Chicagoexplores the answers P19</p><p>Visions of Maxwell Street P27</p><p>Check Out Our Fall Schedule of Workshops and Online Courses P13</p></li><li><p>Spertus Institute offers dynamic learning opportunities, rooted in Jewish wisdom and culture and open to all. Graduate programs and workshops train future leaders and engage individuals in exploration of Jewish life. Public programs include films, speakers, seminars, concerts, and exhibitsat the Institutes Michigan Avenue facility, in the Chicago suburbs, and online.</p><p>Discount Parking $11 with Spertus validation at:</p><p> at the Essex Inn 8th Street and Michigan (2 blocks south of Spertus). Enter on 8th between Michigan and Wabash.</p><p>We love to hear from you. To reach us, visit spertus.edu, email us at info@spertus.edu, or call our general line at 312.322.1700 to be directed to the information you need. Our box office line is open MondayThursday 9 am5 pm and Friday 9 am12 pm at 312.322.1773.</p><p>Programs and events take place at Spertus Institute, 610 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago, unless otherwise indicated.</p><p>Accessibility Spertus welcomes all visitors and is committed to making its facilities and programs accessible to people with special needs. Elevator access is available to all areas of the building. Please let the box office know of any special needs or requests when you purchase program tickets.</p><p>Spertus Institute is closed to the public on Saturdays and these upcoming holidays:</p><p>To learn about Jewish holidays visit spertus.edu/holidays.</p><p>Labor Day Closed September 7.</p><p>Rosh Hashanah Open until 3 pm on September 13. </p><p>Closed September 14 and 15. </p><p>Yom Kippur Open until 1 pm on September 22. </p><p>Closed September 23.</p><p>Sukkot Open until 3pm on September 27. </p><p>Closed September 28 and 29.</p><p>Shemini Atzert and Simchat Torah Open until 3 pm on October 4. </p><p>Closed October 5 and 6.</p><p>Thanksgiving Closed November 26 and 27.</p><p>Printed on 30% post-consumer recycled paper.</p><p>Cover image: Martin Buber from Andy Warhols Ten Portraits of Jews of the </p><p>Twentieth Century. Print series, Spertus Institute Collection. See page 19.</p><p>A partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community.</p></li><li><p>Exhibits &amp; Collections</p><p>Public P</p><p>rograms</p><p>Professional D</p><p>evelopment</p><p>Deg</p><p>ree Program</p><p>sN</p><p>ews</p><p>news</p><p>Letter from Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis P4</p><p>36 under 36 P6</p><p>Introducing Ellen Hattenbach, Spertus Vice President for External Relations P7</p><p>Mazel Tov to Recipients of Certificates in Adult Jewish Learning and Jewish Arts Education P10</p><p>Global Learning P15</p><p>In Memorium: Rabbi Dr. Byron L. Sherwin P17</p><p>Rosh Hashanah P30</p><p>professional development from the center for jewish leadership</p><p>How Great Leaders Create Great Places to Work P9</p><p>Certificate in Jewish Leadership P11</p><p>Community Mentoring P12</p><p>Workshops and Online Courses P13</p><p> Grantwriting Fundraising A Biblical Approach to Mental Health </p><p>degree programs</p><p>Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies P15</p><p>Graduate Programs in Jewish Studies P16</p><p>public programs and events</p><p>Martin Buber: Philosopher of Dialogue P19</p><p>One Book | One Community 2015 A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka</p><p>Meet Lev Golinkin at Author Events in Highland Park and at Spertus P21 </p><p>Guardians of Remembrance P23</p><p>Birobidzhan: A Forgotten Jewish Homeland in Siberia P24</p><p>ongoing</p><p>Collection Highlights P26</p><p>New Ground Floor Exhibit: From Maxwell Street to Milwaukee Avenue P27</p><p>Asher Library P29</p><p>Spertus Shop P30</p><p>Contents</p><p>Follow Spertus on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to get exclusive updates, invites, and discounts.</p></li><li><p>4letter from the president</p><p>100 Blessings</p><p>In Judaism, we have a tradition known as meah brahot100 Blessings. This refers to the practice of reciting 100 benedictions a day, benedictions that express thankfulness for things ranging from the food we eat to our health. Whether one takes this idea literally or metaphorically, there is something powerful about regularly articulating a sense of gratitude for the manifold blessings we have received. The start of a new year offers a particularly poignant opportunity to do just that.</p><p>As Spertus President, there are many reasons I am grateful at the start of 5776. Our student enrollments are growingevidence of interest in Jewish Studies around the globe and a resounding vote of confidence in the caliber of our faculty. With increasing frequency, Jewish organizations across North America are turning to Spertus Institute for help in the training and development of their volunteer and professional leadership. Our partner in community building, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, continues to support our work and recently asked us to assume responsibility for a major community-wide initiative focused on adult Jewish learning. Individual donors and foundations, both locally and nationally, have come to recognize the unprecedented nature of what we do. Their funding allows us to expand our efforts as we seek to transform North American Jewish life by preparing quality leaders to respond to a rapidly changing Jewish world. </p><p>I am grateful to work with an esteemed group of professional colleagues, who embody the twin beliefs that a learning Jewish community is a vibrant Jewish community and that great Jewish communities need great Jewish leaders. This past year, Spertus lost a teacher and mentor </p></li><li><p>Exhibits &amp; Collections</p><p>Public P</p><p>rograms</p><p>Professional D</p><p>evelopment</p><p>Degree P</p><p>rogram</p><p>sN</p><p>ews</p><p>5</p><p>Dr. Hal M. Lewis is President and CEO of Spertus Institute.</p><p>Read The Leading Edge, Dr. Hal M. Lewis blog about Jewish leadership, at spertus.edu/the-leading-edge.</p><p>who illustrated these beliefs, Rabbi Dr. Byron L. Sherwin, who served Spertus for 45 years. (For more about him, see page 17.) His impact on our institution cannot be overstated. May his memory be for a blessing.</p><p>In addition to our faculty and staff, Spertus is also blessed with a dedicated Board of Trustees. Their talents and passion for our work know no bounds. They care deeply about our students, visitors, and patrons. </p><p>Normally, I would be hesitant to single out any individual from among this devoted groupbecause all are instrumental to our success. But this year I am pleased to make an exception. At our August 30 commencement ceremony, where students from every one of our Masters and Doctoral degree programs will receive diplomas, Spertus will award a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, to Marc Wilkow. Marc is a longtime trustee and past Chairman of the Spertus Board. In recent years, he stepped forward to provide unparalleled leadership as we were forced to address complicated financial issues associated with the recession that began shortly after we moved into our new building. With assistance from the Jewish Federation, Marc led a team of Spertus trustees and staff through an extremely challenging period. He did so with humility and grace, impressive energy, and great wisdom, all while running his own business and remaining active in other communal activities. The bestowing of an honorary doctorate is the highest honor an institution of higher learning can give. Marc Wilkow is a one-of-a-kind leader, and we are enormously grateful to count him as a colleague and trustee. On behalf of his many friends and admirers, I thank him for all that he has done in support of Jewish learning and leadership.</p><p>Finally, I would like to express my gratitude to all those who participate in Spertus programming, visit our exhibits and collections, and make Spertus an important part of their journey. May you and those you love be blessed with a year of good health and happiness. You are the reason we do what we do. </p><p>Lshana tova tikateivu. Best wishes for a sweet new year.</p></li><li><p>Tal RosenScott Frankel Aleeza Lubin</p><p>Lia Lehrer Michael Waitz Anna Gorbikoff</p><p>Mazel Tov!In July, OyChicago.com selected 36 Jewish professionals under age 36 (double chai) who are paving the way for the future. Congratulations to all selected, with special shout-outs to Tal Rosen, Director of the Center for Jewish Leadership at Spertus Institute, as well as Spertus alumni Lia Lehrer, Aleeza Lubin, and Michael Waitz, and Spertus MAJPS students Scott Frankel and Anna Gorbikoff (all pictured below). Kudos also to Spertus faculty members Jacob Cytryn and David Perkel. Read more at oychicago.com/36under36.</p></li><li><p>Exhibits &amp; Collections</p><p>Public P</p><p>rograms</p><p>Professional D</p><p>evelopment</p><p>Degree P</p><p>rogram</p><p>sN</p><p>ews</p><p>7</p><p>Spertus Institute Welcomes Professional Strategy Expert and Community Leader Ellen Hattenbach to its Senior TeamHattenbach joins Spertus Institutes staff as Vice President for External Relations.</p><p>She comes to her new position with corporate, association, and consulting expertise </p><p>paired with extensive nonprofit board experience. Prior positions include Director of Strategic Marketing for Frost, Ruttenberg &amp; Rothblatt; National Director of Marketing at the American Bar Association; and Strategy Director in the Legal Services Group of Pricewaterhouse Coopers, where she received the Chairmans Award for Outstanding Community Service.</p><p>As a fundraiser and community leader, her work has focused on areas important to the Jewish community. She served for 13 years as a Jewish United Fund Trustee, chaired the Jewish United Funds Division for Trades, Industries &amp; Professionsas well other important JUF initiativesand she serves as Vice-Chair for the Jewish Community Relations Council Domestic Affairs Commission. She is a graduate of the Certificate in Jewish Leadership program, which Spertus Institute presents in partnership with Northwestern University, and she recently served on the Spertus Institute Board of Trustees.</p><p>Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis described Hattenbachs appointment in the context of the Spertus story at this point in time. After working with our partners at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, our dedicated Board of Trustees, a fabulous team of staff and faculty, and generous donors to whom we are extremely grateful, Spertus Institute has turned an important corner, he explained.</p><p>In the aftermath of the recession, we faced a precari-ous financial situation, but we sharpened our mission, balanced our budget, and renewed our commitment to building vibrant Jewish communities through Jewish learning and the training of Jewish leaders.</p><p>As proud as we are of what we achieved, he con-tinued, we know that many are still unaware of the </p><p>transformative impact of our work. As a former student, Ellen Hattenbach knows this first-hand. She also knows the Jewish communityand possesses the exper-tise to help strengthen our organization and further advance the work we do.</p><p>About her new role, Hattenbach said, Spertus has had a profound effect on my pro-fessional and spiritual development. I can say with confidence that Spertus Institute is an exceptional organization. I have yet to find another that brings the same passion and skill to the important work of sharing Jewish wisdom and shaping Jewish leaders.</p><p>She knows the Jewish communityand possesses the expertise to help strengthen our organization and further advance the work we do.</p></li><li><p> The Center for Jewish Leadership is supported by generous grants from the Crown Family and an anonymous foundation.</p></li><li><p>Exhibits &amp; Collections</p><p>Public P</p><p>rograms</p><p>Professional D</p><p>evelopment</p><p>Degree P</p><p>rogram</p><p>sN</p><p>ews</p><p>Exhibits &amp; Collections</p><p>Public P</p><p>rograms</p><p>Professional D</p><p>evelopment</p><p>Deg</p><p>ree Program</p><p>sN</p><p>ews</p><p>9</p><p>special eventSunday, November 1 from 1 to 4 pm</p><p>How Great Leaders Create Great Places to WorkJoin us for a rare Chicago appearance of Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, the lecturer Harvard students lined up to hear. </p><p>Dr. Ben-Shahar will share groundbreaking research and trailblazing insights on how employers and employees can significantly improve workplace satisfaction and performance. He will highlight best practices from institutions that have successfully helped staff find purpose in their work and have established lasting patterns of personal and organizational growth. </p><p>Theory to Practice: Making Your Own Workplace GreatAfter an intermission, Dr. Ben-Shahar will transition from the philosophy of positive workplaces to the real-world steps you can take to make your business, organization, start-up, or agency a great place to work.</p><p>Who Should Attend</p><p>Tal Ben-Shahar is a teacher, author, organizational psychologist, and entrepreneur. He taught the most popular course at Harvard, Positive Psychology, as well as the </p><p>hugely successful The Psychology of Leadership. Today, he consults and lectures around the world on topics including leadership, happiness, education, innovation, ethics, and resilience. His passions are improving lives, workplaces, and communities. His booksThe Pursuit of Perfect, Being Happy, Happier, and Choose the Life You Wanthave been translated into more than 25 languages </p><p>and have appeared on bestseller lists around the world. </p><p>Dr. Ben-Shahar has his PhD in Organizational Behavior and BA in Philosophy and Psychology from Harvard University. He lives with his family in Israel.</p><p>$18 | $10 for Spertus Members | $8 for students and Spertus alumni Groups of ten or more get the member price, so bring your colleagues, trustees, partners, and employees. Buy tickets online at spertus.edu or call 312.322.1773.</p><p>This symposium is the inaugural event in Spertus Institutes year-long Great Places to Work Initiative.</p><p> Nonprofit Executives and Professionals Directors and Department Heads Community Leaders and Trustees Corporate Execs HR Professionals Attorneys</p><p> Consultants Clergy Entrepreneurs Emerging Leaders Anyone who cares about </p><p>building better workplaces</p></li><li><p>12</p><p>Recipients of the Certificate in Jewish Arts EducationSamantha Brick, Chicago Park District and Temple Emanuel Educ </p><p>Sara EtsHokin, Solomon Schechter </p><p>Laura Frisch, Congregation Solel </p><p>Judith Joseph, Congregation Hakafa </p><p>Paulette Herbstman, Bayit Afterschool </p><p>Elisheva Klein, Keshet </p><p>Shalom Klein, Rogers Park Community Development and Jewish B2B Networking </p><p>Jaime Lake, Camp Chi </p><p>Ruti Modlin, The Art CenterHighland Park (TAC) and CBS Hebrew School</p><p>Laura Roth, Bayit Afterschool </p><p>Rebecca Rubin, JRC</p><p>Susie Wexler, BJBE Early Childhood Center (Chava Center) </p><p>Alissa Zuchman, Congregation Sukkat Shalom </p><p>Funding in part by a grant from the Charles &amp; M.R. Shapiro Foundation.</p><p>Recipients of the Certificate in Adult Jewish LearningAbby Ashkenazi, Jewish Community Center </p><p>Kayla Avraham, Davar Skokie</p><p>Dr. Dean P. Bell, Spertus Institute</p><p>Leann Blue, Congregation Beth Shalom</p><p>Rolly Cohen, Board of Jewish Education </p><p>Marci Dickman, Beth Emet</p><p>Ali Drumm, North Suburban Synagogue Bet...</p></li></ul>