Gratz College Insider
Summer 2017
In This Issue
Faculty Updates
From presentations to teaching awards and credentials, our faculty members have some exciting news to share. Read more.
Fellowships Available
Fellowships are available for two of our M.A. programs and our M.S. in Nonprofit Management. For information, contact the Office of Admisssions, 215-635-7300, x140.
Gratz Legal
 CLE for Attorneys 
Wed. August 9
8:45am - 12:15pm Domestic Violence:
Who is Protected?

12:45pm - 4:15pm Workman's Comp.: 
A View From Both Sides

Contact:  Mindy Cohen
215-635-7300 x155
Lunch and Learn
Bea Streitfeld
Thurs. August 3
12:15 - 1:45 pm
$15 by July 26
$18 from July 27 
Contact: Mindy Cohen
215-635-7300 x155
Kramer Gallery
Robin Halpren-Ruder: Joyful Paintings and Prints 

On view through 
September 15

Gallery Hours
Mon through Thurs, 9:00 - 5:00 
Fri, 9:00 - 3:00 
Sun: Please call-
Contact Us
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Dear Friends,

Summer Institute is one of my favorite times of the year at Gratz College. Coming up next week, it is a wonderfully immersive, on-campus educational experience. When I was a Summer Institute student myself, I relished the opportunity to meet face to face and interact in real time with fellow students and colleagues with whom I had studied online throughout the year. Today, I thank the Gratz College Board of Governors for hosting a dinner for Summer Institute participants, where board members will meet some of the extraordinary students on whose behalf they work so hard.

For the Insider, summer means providing our readers with our current list of summer reading suggestions, as well as a recipe for a light summer dish. In this issue, we also announce the launch of an exciting new Ph.D. program - the first of its kind - and offer up an original essay by Prof. Ruth Sandberg. Enjoy!

Shabbat shalom,
Rabbi Erin Hirsh
Interim President
Gratz College Introduces Ph.D. in Holocaust and Genocide Studies
This fall, Gratz will launch the first-ever online Ph.D. program in Holocaust and genocide studies, making this important field accessible to serious scholars everywhere. Read more.
How "True" Is the Bible?
Dr. Ruth Sandberg
As the Leonard and Ethel Landau Professor of Rabbinics at Gratz College, Dr. Ruth Sandberg has much to say on the topic of truth in the Bible. And for the benefit of our Insider readers, she has written a very thoughtful essay on the subject. Read more.
Gratz Pioneers Online Hebrew for Teens
A high school student from rural Montana sought to learn Hebrew, as did an aspiring linguistics major from Quakertown, Pennsylvania. Through Gratz's JOLT program - Jewish Online Learning for Teens - these students, and others from across the country, were able to gain access to quality Hebrew language instruction.  Read more.
Brittany Snyder: A Middle School Teacher on a Mission to Foster Genocide Education and Conflict Resolution
Brittany Snyder
Growing up in Indiana, Brittany Snyder never formally learned about the Holocaust in school; she discovered it on her own in a book from the school library. Much has changed for her since then, as she is now poised to begin the new Gratz doctoral program in Holocaust and genocide studies. Read more.
Summer Reading Suggestions
For many people taking summer vacations,or simply slackening their hectic pace, now is the time to delve into a good book. So every summer, we offer book suggestions to our readers from Gratz faculty and staff, as well as an outside list of recommended Jewish fiction. For this year's suggestions, read more.
The Gratz Gourmet
Elizabeth Christy
Garden-fresh, simple and delicious, today's recipe is the perfect complement to a  light summer meal. Provided by an aspiring nutritionist, the recipe also includes nutritional information for each ingredient. And of course, there is a Gratz connection! Read more