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Shusterman Distinguished Scholar Lecture

Richard Cravatts 

Dr. Richard L. Cravatts

President of

Scholars for Peace

in the Middle East

The University's War

Against Israel & Jews

Thursday, April 26, 7:30 pm

at Gratz College.

Free and open to the public

See article below

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to the
Class of 2012!
Gratz College Commencement
May 20, 2012

Gratz Jewish Community
High School
June 3, 2012

Polish Museum Officials' US Tour Includes

Gratz College

Polish Museum Officials

The International Visitors Council of Philadelphia arranged a tour for nine Polish museum officials and their translators on Thursday, March 29th - with Gratz College chosen as an important stop. The group visited Jewish museums and educational institutions between New York and Washington, DC. At Gratz, they met with Dr. Michael Steinlauf (center) and Josey Fisher (third from right), who  shared information with the group about the Gratz College Holocaust Oral Archive and the new Master's Program in Holocaust and Genocide Studies.  Dr. Steinlauf also entertained the guests - in Polish, of course!  

Dear Friends,


We invite you to celebrate an important milestone with us: more than 70 years of Gratz programming for high school students. An achievement of this magnitude deserves an equally impressive celebration, and on Thursday, May 3rd at Beth Sholom Congregation, this milestone will be feted at our Gratz College Annual Gala. This year's gala will be different and FUN, with a program headlined by Dan Ahdoot, a hilarious young comedian, who has earned national attention through appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and as a finalist on Last Comic Standing.

No one should miss this entertaining event, especially graduates of Gratz Hebrew High School or JCHS. Now, thanks to the generous gift of an anonymous alumnus, a limited number of graduates and their spouses can attend at a significantly reduced rate. See below for more information about the gala, including links for registration.


We celebrate Gratz high school programs at the gala because of their value in shaping the Jewish identity of our children. The education and leadership skills they receive at JCHS prepare them for their experience in college and beyond. 


We hope you enjoy this issue of the Insider and look forward to seeing you at the gala!

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


If you graduated from Gratz Hebrew High School/JCHS, you belong at the Gratz Gala Night of the special price of $36/person.


A generous gift from an anonymous alumnus allows us to invite a limited number of Gratz Hebrew High School/JCHS alumni and their spouses for only $36 per person (regular price $125/person). Tell your friends and create a table for your year! 


Contact Mindy Cohen, 215-635-7300 x 155, as soon as possible to reserve your seats. Pre-payment is required.


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Student Spotlight on Grazia Miccolis: How a Wrong Turn Became Just the Right Move

Grazia MiccolisAccording to Grazia Miccolis, a student in the Gratz Master's Program in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, "you have to be diverse to experience life" - a philosophy that clearly defines Grazia's own life. Read more of Grazia's story, including the unexpected coincidence that led her to Gratz.

President of Scholars for Peace in the Middle

East to Speak at Gratz College

An anti-Israel bias that has infiltrated some campuses brings with it latent anti-Semitism, creating an uncomfortable climate for some Jewish students. As part of its Shusterman Distinguished Scholars Lecture Series, Gratz has invited Dr. Richard Cravatts to discuss this disturbing trend on Thursday, April 26th at 7:30 pm. Recently elected president of the 50,000 member Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, Dr. Cravatts is professor of Practice and director of the Communications Management Program at Simmons College School of Management. Read more

Gratz Screening of Unmasked Judeophobia

Almost 200 people attended the Philadelphia region's premiere screening of Unmasked Judeophobia at Gratz College on March 29th at an event made possible by the Harry Stern Family Institute for Israel Studies. Featuring interviews with leading experts, the film provides a global and historical context to current attitudes toward Jews and the Jewish State. 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. Therefore, each month we choose to spotlight one of its members.
Alan Fellheimer, Esq.
Allan Fellheimer
Alan Fellheimer is the founding partner of the law firm Fellheimer & Eichen llp.  He concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, appellate advocacy and corporate workouts and restructuring.


After serving in the United States Army Intelligence Corp during the Vietnam War, Mr. Fellheimer received his J.D. degree from Temple University School of Law, where he graduated summa cum laude and first in his class and where he served as editor-in-chief of the Temple Law Quarterly.

Currently, Mr. Fellheimer remains active in his alma mater as a member of the Temple University President's Advisory Board and as a trustee of the Temple University Law Foundation. He has also lectured at the law school and is a speaker for the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. In addition, Mr. Fellheimer is active in many civic, charitable and cultural organizations, including the Gratz College Board of Governors, where he has served since 2008.


Mr. Fellheimer lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Judith, who is also a partner at Fellheimer & Eichen llp.