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A CONCERT Benefiting Gratz Jewish Community High School TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013 AT HAR ZION TEMPLE

CELEBRATING the Impact of 70+ years of Gratz High School programs Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Har Zion Temple

CO-CHAIRS Michelle Portnoff & Scott Schley

Education Grounded in Jewish Values

OUR PROGRAMS Each year, Gratz College provides high quality Jewish educational programs at the BA, MA, and doctoral levels for degree-seeking students; engaging and innovative academic educational, leadership and service learning programs for 8th–12th grade students through the Jewish Community High School; and engaging adult education programs that promote lifelong Jewish learning, building community by doing so. The institution is committed to providing today’s students, wherever they live, with access to Jewish learning at the highest levels of excellence. About 2,000 people participate in our educational programs each year.

JEWISH COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL • With almost 400 students, in 6 branches and online, JCHS is the largest and most comprehensive program of its kind in the nation. •J  CHS is the only supplementary Hebrew high school with dedicated special needs staff. •J  OLT (Jewish Online Teens) brings JCHS classes to students in 17 states. •T  he large majority of students report being satisfied with their experience at JCHS. •J  CHS partners with BBYO, USY, HaBonim-Dror and leadership of local Jewish overnight camps to reach out to affiliated and unaffiliated teens from across the region. JCHS Branch Sites and Affiliations: • Temple Sinai - Dresher • Mandell Campus - Melrose Park • Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy - Radnor • Beth El - Yardley • Reading Branch - Wyomissing • Kesher Israel - West Chester • J-Site - Pittsburgh

DEGREE & CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS Undergraduate Degree • Bachelor of Arts in Jewish Studies Graduate Degrees • Ed.D in Jewish Education • Master of Arts, Education • Master of Arts, Holocaust and Genocide Studies • Master of Arts in Jewish Studies • Master of Arts in Jewish Education • Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service Undergraduate Certificates • Jewish Education • Jewish Studies • Jewish Early Childhood Education Graduate Certificates • Educational Technology • Holocaust and Genocide Studies • Jewish-Christian Studies • Jewish Communal Service • Jewish Education • Jewish Music • Jewish Non-Profit Leadership • Jewish Studies • Jewish Early Childhood Education

Students from 26 states and 6 countries access classes 24/7 to advance their professional credentials and enrich their lives

GRATZ SCHOLARS PROGRAM Simply Genius. Lifelong learning with Gratz Scholars in Residence •F  eatured scholars each year, including Gratz College Faculty •C  ourses offered on the Mandell Campus and Center City •B  road spectrum of offerings, from traditional courses to popular culture with a Jewish twist • Hebrew instruction at several levels • Yiddish instruction and cultural programs • Opportunities to audit College courses

Community Programs • Feature films and performers •S  husterman Distinguished Scholar Lectures • Stern Israel Institute Lecture •D  eena Grossmann Lecture on Jewish Education •E  sther Tuzman Holocaust Teach-In (Biennial)

Dear Friends:

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Joy W. Goldstein President & CEO

Bruce H. Holberg Chair, Board of Governors

GRATZ COLLEGE MISSION STATEMENT Gratz College provides a pluralistic education rooted in Jewish values and engages students and professional enrichment. Through degree and non-degree offerings and cultural programs, Gratz enables students everywhere to become leaders in their professions and communities.

GRATZ COLLEGE VALUES Respect for knowledge Inspiring study Academic excellence Respect for the individual


Bruce H. Holberg, Chair *

Rabbi Aaron Landes *

Paul Auerbach, Esq.

Leon L. Levy *

Martin Bachman *

Morton S. Mandell, M.D.

Daniel C. Cohen, Esq.

Larry Pitt, Esq.

Lowell H. Dubrow, Esq.

Jack Porter, Ed.D

Alan Fellheimer, Esq. *

Michelle Portnoff, Esq.

Judith Fellheimer, Esq. *

Murray H. Shusterman, Esq.

Lawrence B. Fine, Esq.

Saul Wachs, Ph.D

Frederic D. Fox *

David H. Weinstein, Esq.

Rabbi Albert Gabbai

Joy W. Goldstein, President *

Bennett Goldstein Forrest N. Krutter, Esq.

*Member, Executive Committee

FACULTY & STAFF Jewish Studies at Gratz College FACULTY Uziel Adini, Ed.D.

Josey Fisher, M.A.J.S., M.S.W.

Sean Martin, Ph.D.

Eliyana Adler, Ph.D.

Rabbi Marsha Friedman, Ph.D.

Jeffry Metz

Katherine Aron-Beller, Ph.D.

Rela M. Geffen, Ph.D.

Gloria Becker, Ed.D.

Virginia Glatzer

Deborah Nagler, M.A.J.E., E.M.D.T.M.S.

Joshua Berman, Ph.D.

David Green, D. Min.

Mara Bier, M.A.

Diane King, Ph.D.

Rabbi David Rabeeya, Ph.D.

Rabbi Steven M. Brown, Ed.D.

Rabbi Judd Kruger Levingston, Ph.D.

Asaf Romirowsky, M.A. Ruth Sandberg, Ph.D.

Jerry Kutnick, Ph.D.

Michael Schatz, M.A.J.Ed.

Richard Lederman, Ph.D.

Christine Schmidt, Ph.D.

Caren Levine, M.A.

Ofira Seliktar, Ph.D.

Sandra Lilenthal, M.A.J.S.

Moshe Shner, Ph.D.

Peter Lukash, M.B.A.

Reena Sigman Friedman, Ph.D

Ilana Margolis, M.A.J.S.

Michael Steinlauf, Ph.D.

Rivka Markowitz, M.Ed

Saundra Sterling Epstein, Ed. D.

Jenni Marlowe

Rabbi Lance Sussman, Ph.D.

Joy W. Goldstein

Beth Schonberger

Michael Folensbee

Richard Scaldini, Interim Dean

Eli Wise

Ruth Schapira

Debbie Aron

Dan Greco

Chris Porucznik

Rodney Beard

Joseph Henderson

Luba Pridachin

Mindy Blechman

Rabbi Erin Hirsch

Rita Ratson

Michael Blum

Yaffa Howard

Michael Schatz

Lenore Brian

Dodi Klimoff

Maria Silvester

Troy Cannon

Suzette Martinez-Quiles

Julie Sinyakova

Galit Carmely

Wayne Marquis

Karen West

Mindy Cohen

Hope Matles

Shira Weissbach

Ernest Collins

Joyce Ness

Dee White

Denise Dauber

Andi Oxman

Lovisa Woodson

Tamara E. Cohen, M.Ed. Steven Copeland, Ed.D. Philip A. Cunningham, Ph.D. Joseph Davis, Ph.D. Michael Dickerman, Ph.D. Betsy Dolgin Katz, Ed.D. Marsha Bryan Edelman, Ed.D. Miriam Feinberg,Ph.D.

Lonna Picker, M.A.



FACULTY & STAFF Jewish Community High School (2012–2013)

Ruth Schapira,

Benjamin Laden

Sara Waxman

Director of JCHS

Joshua Landsburg

Shira Weissbach *

Rita Appel

Meara Lebovitz *

Judy Willner

Louis Balcher

Rabbi Barry Dov Lerner *

Rhonda Wittlin

Hillel Bar-Ad

Scott Levson

Moriah Wolmark

Katherine Beller

Debra Lipenta

Eli Yoggev

Rabbi Sandra Berliner

Oded Marck

Benjamin Berliner

Rivka Markovitz

Nadene Bickel

Ann Miller-Sobel

* Branch or Program Director

Amy Blum

Barbara Mollin Lerner

Michael Blum *

Deborah Baer Mozes

Galit Carmely *

Andrea Oxman *

Cherie Chardak

Karmi Oxman

Terian Chertok

Lubov Pridachin

Shoshi Cohen

Selma Roffman

Dr. Marsha Bryan Edelman

Asaf Romirowsky

Robyn Faintich

Michael Ross

Fran Fried

Faith Rubin

Ira Gelman

Yael Sandler

Deborah Goldberg

Michael Schatz *

Lannie Hulnick *

Rochelle Shotel

Barnett Kamen

David Simon

Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

Julie Sinyakova *

Dodi Klimoff

Sara Torjman


Julius Caplan Charity Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

CONDUCTOR Saluting the Excellence of the Administrators, Staff and Students of the Jewish Community High School. Your commitment, dedication and leadership are inspirational.


CONDUCTOR We join Gratz College in celebrating today’s Jewish Community High School and its students, who will be the Jewish leaders of tomorrow.


CONDUCTOR Mary Miller Lansbury Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia


In support of JCHS




May you go from Strength to Strength



In Appreciation of Lowell Dubrow


CONCERT MASTER Supporting Gratz College’s 118-Year Legacy of Jewish Education


CONCERT MASTER Congratulations to Gratz College for another year of educational programs for our Jewish Community


SOLOIST With appreciation to the Gratz College Board of Governors, Michelle Portnoff & Scott Schley Thank you for being today’s leaders!


Gratz High School Class of 1975

SOLOIST Congratulations to the Jewish Community High School. You prepare your students well for future Jewish leadership.







SOLOIST Special Thanks and Appreciation To all our JCHS Educators who work Tirelessly to teach Our youth



In support of JCHS


SOLOIST In Honor of JCHS Administrators, Faculty, and Staff and the exceptional parents and teens who comprise the JCHS community You are what makes Gratz Jewish Community High School so special. Thank you for your incredible dedication to the mission of educating Jewish teens!


SOLOIST Congratulations to Gratz Jewish Community High School on providing Jewish teens leadership skills and a stellar education We’d like to honor two alumni in particular, our beloved children, who earned Community Teaching Certificates and continue to give back to the Jewish community. Allison Schapira Batalion

Zach Schapira

The Academic Coordinator of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, Riverdale, NY

Recently completed service as a Commander in Special Forces in the Israel Defense Forces.

(class of 2000)

(class of 2005)

May you continue to serve Klal Yisrael. We are so proud of you!


Director of Gratz Jewish Community High School




In support of Gratz College


SOLOIST Hillel of Greater Philadelphia is proud to support Gratz College

SOLOIST Rose Feldman Endowment Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.


Honoring the Gratz High School Students


SOLOIST L’dor VaDor… With profound appreciation to Gratz College for its enduring legacy of Jewish education that thrives from generation to generation. We are indebted to the Gratz family for their vision, inspiration and commitment to Jewish Learning.



Blessed be everyone who works for and supports Gratz College.





MUSICIAN Congratulations and Special Thanks to the Special Needs Program at JCHS and Andrea Oxman, Director



In honor of my friends Joy and Brian Goldstein and their support for Gratz and the entire Philadelphia Jewish community Fondly,

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MUSICIAN In support of JCHS

ANONYMOUS B�H To Joy Goldstein, a cousin we love, appreciate and admire. Your tremendous dedication, talent and hard work benefits all. Wishing you continued success and kudos for bringing the Maccabeats to Philly! With love, your cousin club!


MUSICIAN Congratulations to Gratz College on their Benefit Concert for Jewish Community High School

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MUSICIAN Keep up the good work!



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All the Best to JCHS Dr. Richard J. Scaldini and Arlene M. Bergenthal

KLEZMER Mazel Tov to Gratz College

Juliet Spitzer, Phil Wachs and Family

Thank you to Shira Weissbach & Michael Schatz for their tireless devotion & commitment to JCHS

The Rosen Family Jill, Brian, Sam & Josh

Judy and Paul Auerbach extend their appreciative and best wishes for continuing success to the faculty of Gratz College.

Mazel Tov to Jewish Community High School

Marjorie Stein and Lawrence Fine

KLEZMER Yasher Koach to Gratz College JCHS for your dedication to providing wonderful programming that enriches our community

Karen and Bill Kramer

A great Evening for a Great Organization! Gratz College and the Gratz Jewish Community High School

We salute the generations of students and teachers of Jewish Community High School of Gratz College.

Sima and Steve Sussman

Congratulations to Gratz on many achievements! • J  CHS, a national model attracting students from every Jewish stream • S  tudents around the world pursuing Gratz’s degrees online • A  vibrant, new doctoral program with its first graduate this spring

from the Esther Tuzman Holocaust Education Teach In and The Tuzman Family

• K-12 teacher education • S  uperlative faculty and staff, a visionary administration, a dynamic and devoted board May Gratz ever go from strength to strength.

Susan and Jonathan Rosenbaum


The Faculty and Staff of Gratz Jewish Community High School celebrate with you!

Thank you for supporting the education and empowerment of the Jewish leaders of tomorrow.

A special thank you to Mindy Cohen

Beth Schonberger

KLEZMER Compliments of Daniel and Louise Cohen

From a family of Gratz Grads

Thank you, Beth Schonberger and Mindy Cohen! We could not have done this without you!

The Blechmans Steven, Mindy (class of ‘81), Dana (class of ‘07), and Ben (class of 2010)

Joy Goldstein and The Gratz Family


of the concert will benefit Jewish Community High School

Undergraduate and Graduate Studies Continuing Education/Adult Jewish Learning Jewish Community High School

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