Adjunct Professor of Hebrew Literature and Education

Dr. Uzi Adini was born and educated in Israel. He earned a Teacher’s Diploma at Lifschitz Teacher’s College, and a B.A, Secondary Teachers’ Certificate and M.A. degrees at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, majoring in Bible, Hebrew Literature, and Education. He earned an Ed.D. degree at Dropsie College in Philadelphia, PA, where his doctoral dissertation dealt with transmitting Jewish values through the study of Hebrew Literature to high school students.

Following a long career in educational administration, occasionally combined with college teaching, Dr. Adini returned in 2004...

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Adjunct Instructor

Julia Steinberg Agnew is an adjunct instructor and teaches Issues in the Contemporary Classroom. She received her B.A. from Bowdoin College and an M.S.Ed from the University of Pennsylvania. She taught for ten years in the School District of Philadelphia and is certified in Pennsylvania with an ESL specialist certificate.

Most recently, she has been mentoring and supervising undergraduate and graduate student teachers for Arcadia University and the University of Pennsylvania. She enjoys the challenge of collaborating with urban and suburban educators to create...

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Hana Alter was born and raised in Israel where she graduated from the Acvha teacher training seminars. Hana has been living in the United States for the past 25 years. She has been working in various Hebrew schools as a Hebrew teacher for the past 23 years. Hana enjoys teaching her students how to read and speak Hebrew with fluency, accuracy, and confidence. Hana has had experience with students of all ages as well as all levels of Jewish and Hebrew education. 

Adjunct Instructor

email:  bakatz@gratz.edu 

Boaz has been an educator for close to 30 years. He has worked in the Kibbutz school system in Israel and in Jewish Day Schools in South Africa and America as a teacher and administrator. He was also a teacher, B’nai Mitzvah tutor and Director of Youth Education at his local synagogue. Boaz has a teaching diploma for elementary and middle school general education from Oranim College in Israel, holds a BA and MA in Jewish Studies and a graduate certificate in Holocaust and Genocide Studies from Gratz College. He is a doctoral student in the new Holocaust and...

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Gloria Becker, EdD, a graduate of the Masters in Jewish Education program at Gratz College, is an instructor of education, teaching on-campus and online courses to MA and EdD students. She earned her EdD from Argosy University in 2011. Her dissertation topic was "Characteristics of Effective Teachers in Reform-movement Congregational Schools." Gloria’s areas of specialty include instructional design, curriculum design, school management, teacher training, and learning technologies. Gloria is a PQAS certified instructor and works with professionals in Early Childhood settings in the area of...

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Adjunct Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Jeff Benvenuto is a PhD candidate in the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers-Newark, where he is completing a dissertation entitled "A Genealogy of Cultural Genocide: The International Norm Dynamics of Indigenous Rights Discourse." He is a contributing co-editor of Colonial Genocide in Indigenous North America (Duke University Press, 2014) and has published in Journal of Genocide Research and Genocide Studies and Prevention. He specializes in genocide studies, atrocity prevention, human rights, Indigenous studies, settler colonialism, immigration, the history of race and ethnicity in the...

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Adjunct Instructor in Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Alan L. Berger occupies the Raddock Family Eminent Scholar Chair for Holocaust Studies, the first Holocaust chair established in the state of Florida, and is Professor of Judaic Studies at Florida Atlantic University where he also directs the Center for the Study of Values and Violence after Auschwitz. Berger founded and directed the Holocaust and Judaic Studies B.A. Program at FAU (1998-2005).  Prior to this, he was a professor in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University where he founded and directed the Jewish Studies Program.  He also served as Acting Chair of the Religion...

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Adjunct Instructor in Education