Gratz College Insider
April 2016
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Gratz College Gala
Jeffrey B. Plevan Event
May 18,  6:00 PM
David H. Weinstein, Esq.
Special Guest Speaker
Bret Stephens

Adult Jewish Learning

May and June 
courses with
Dr. Ruth Sandberg
The Jewishness of Jesus
Dr. Saul Wachs
The Quest for Meaning


May 15
3:00 PM

June 5
11:00 AM

Kramer Gallery

Bialik's Butterflies
Photography by
Henry Spencer
March 1, 2016
May 27, 2016

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Dear Friends,

I hope that your Pesach seders were warm and joyful and filled with meaningful traditions. Pesach marks the spring season of renewal. At Gratz College, we celebrate spring with brand new classes, and of course, with our commencement ceremonies that represent a new beginning for our College and JCHS students.

We also mark springtime with our Jeffrey B. Plevan Annual Gala. This event brings together supporters of Gratz College for a very special evening. This year's gala will be a particularly festive affair, honoring David Weinstein, chair of the Gratz College Board of Governors, and featuring a very accomplished keynote speaker. I encourage you to attend this special event.

In the meantime, enjoy the remaining days of the holiday.

Chag kasher v'sameach,
Joy's signature

Joy W. Goldstein

Honoring Board Chair and Featuring Pulitzer-Prize-Winning Journalist at Gratz College Gala
David H. Weinstein

The Jeffrey B. Plevan Annual Gala is a big night for Gratz College. Read more
 about the honoree, David H. Weinstein, outgoing chair of the Gratz Board of Governors, and about the featured speaker, Bret Stephens, deputy editorial page editor of The Wall Street Journal.
Rabbi Steve Gutow, Cantor David Tilman and Board Chair David Weinstein to Be Honored at Gratz College Commencement
On Sunday, May 15, Gratz College will hold its 116th commencement. In addition to awarding degrees to the graduating students, we will present honorary doctorates to the former head of JCPA, to a distinguished hazzan (cantor) emeritus and to the chair of the Gratz College Board of Governors. Read more.
Faculty News
Dr. Michael Steinlauf
Dr. Ruth Sandberg
Dr. Saul Wachs
From conference presentations to new classes to student successes, the Gratz faculty has news to share. In this issue of The Insider, read more from Professors Michael Steinlauf, Ruth Sandberg and Saul Wachs.

The Gratz Gourmet
Passover Trifle
Given the dietary restrictions that come with Pesach, preparing meals can be challenging this time of year. So, to expand your holiday cooking repertoire, we polled members of the Gratz College staff and compiled a list of their favorite Passover cookbooks. Read more