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Resistance and Resiliance:

The Holocaust and Beyond

Tak for Alt  

Sunday November 6


More info/Register  




to the Global Day of Jewish Learning  

Film and Standup Comedy

Circumcise Me

Sat, Nov 12, 8 pm


 Shusterman Distinguished Scholar Lecture

Is the Supreme Court a Friend of the Jews? The High Court and the Rights of Religious Minorities  

paul finkleman 

Professor Paul Finkelman

November 17, 7:30 pm
CLE credit available


Eclectic Images

Fine Art Photography

Matersky Window 

The work of

Mort Matersky 

Leona P. Kramer Gallery

Gratz College Lobby

through Nov 30

Film Screening and discussion with
Sandra Schulberg
Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today
December 7, 2011
Act 48 and CLE available



The New Choice for

Adult Jewish Learning


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Contact Liz Nover    

215-635-7300  x 143.   



Save the Date!
Gratz College
Chanukah Bazaar
December 8, 2011
9am - 4pm



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Dear Friend,


Gratz College is growing with exciting new program offerings and new faculty. Our classrooms are bustling on campus and online with students of all ages and interests. We are asking how our study of the past will make us more effective teachers, leaders and citizens in the future. How will our study of technology ensure that we will be best able to communicate with and engage future generations? As you read this month's newsletter you'll see how Gratz is responding to these challenges and much more!


We look forward to greeting you at our upcoming events.


Best wishes, 

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Bruce Holberg                                                      Joy W. Goldstein
Chairman, Board of Governors                               President

Dr. Steven Brown Joins Gratz College FacultyDr. Steven Brown
Dr. Steven Brown has been appointed Associate Professor of Education at Gratz College. Dr. Brown, an outstanding teacher educator, previously served as dean of the Davidson School of Jewish Education and director of the Melton Research Center for Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary. A recipient of the Jewish Educators Assembly Lifetime Achievement Award..more

New Academic Certificate in Educational Technology  

Beginning in January 2012, Gratz College will launch an academic Certificate in Educational Technology. Deborah Nagler, MA, MS, has been appointed director of the program, which will focus on the integration of technology in the classroom, in online platforms, and in experiential education. The hallmark of the program is practical as well as theoretical applications as a basis for each course. For information on the certificate program or admissions, contact Deborah

Gratz College to Launch Jewish-Christian Studies Program 

A new Certificate in Jewish-Christian Studies will launch in Spring 2012 for those who wish to gain a deeper knowledge of Judaism and Christianity for teaching, preaching, and interfaith relations, including chaplains, seminarians, clergy, and academics. Developed by Dr. Ruth Sandberg, Leonard and Ethel Landau Professor of Rabbinics, the program will offer students an in-depth comparative approach to Judaism's relationship with Roman Catholicism and Protestant and Orthodox Christianity from ancient times to today.  more

Gratz Holocaust Archive Signs Historic Agreement with Yad Vashem   

The Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive has signed an agreement with Yad Vashem, which will ensure the sound-preservation of its audio-taped collection of over 900 interviews with survivors, rescuers and witnesses to the liberation. more

Hyman Gratz Society at the Art Museum   

Dr. Ruth Sandberg led a special tour and discussion on Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus at the Art Museum of Philadelphia for members of the Hyman Gratz Society.  Exclusive programs for the Hyman Gratz Society are planned throughout the year.  For information or to join the Society, contact Beth Schonberger at 215-635-7300 x 153.

JCHS Faculty Take on Technology

Ruth Schapira
Ruth Schapira

Web 2.0, Twitter, Facebook Friend, Wikis and Ning were all words that formed part of a conversation Jewish Community High School faculty had with Ruth Schapira, director of academic affairs for JCHS, and Gloria Becker, educational technology specialist from Jewish Learning Venture, during their opening faculty meeting. Ruth is a doctoral student at Gratz. more

Focus on Faculty

Gratz College and JCHS luminaries Drs. Rela Geffen, Saul Wachs and Marsha Bryan Edelman contributed entries to the Cambridge Dictionary of Judaism and Jewish Culture, published by Cambridge University Press. Dr.Geffen is also the editor for the section on Jewish Life and Learning.


Yasher Koach to Saul Wachs who was honored by Congregation Kehilath Israel in Brookline Massachusetts, on the occasion of having completed forty consecutive years as Hazzan on the High Holydays.
Student Spotlight - Meet Marc Hershkovitz
Marc Hershkowitz is a 49 year old single dad who is working toward a Masters Degree in Jewish Studies at Gratz College. He is dedicated to excellence and passionate about Jewish education. more

Alumni Spotlight

Iris Snyder

Iris Morrow Snyder, who received her Masters of Jewish Communal Service from Gratz College in 2001, was honored with the Shellie Greenspun Young Leadership Award at the 89th Annual Meeting of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey. Read more.

Meet the Board Of Governors
The Gratz College Board of Governors is comprised of inspired and dedicated members whose leadership propels the College forward. Each month we will spotlight two exceptional members of the Gratz College Board of Governors.

Rabbi Aaron Landes

Rabbi Landes

Rabbi Landes received his Bachelor of Arts Summa Cum Laude from Yeshiva College. He earned Rabbinical and Master's degrees from the Jewish Theological Seminary and received honorary doctorates from JTS, Muhlenberg College and Gratz College. He served 34 years in the Navy Chaplains Corps and 36 years as the senior rabbi of Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania,

where he is Rabbi Emeritus. Rabbi Landes has served as the Chair of the Gratz College Board of Regents and as the Board of Regents representative to the Board of Governors since 2003.


Frederic D. Fox

Fred Fox

Frederic Fox is President and CEO of Planalytics, Inc. and co-founder of Planalytics' predecessor firm. He has developed and expanded the potential of long-range weather forecasting both in terms of technological accuracy and commercial utilization of the tool. Mr. Fox is widely quoted and published in the business media and is a frequent speaker at industry seminars and conferences. He received a B.S. degree in Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Fred has served on the Gratz College Board of Governors since 2003 and is currently chair of the Jewish Community High School Committee.