Gratz Scholars Program

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The Gratz College Scholars Program is for adults in the community who enjoy learning in an intellectual atmosphere with instructors who are highly regarded experts in their fields. Ongoing courses are offered each semester in a variety of subjects and topics as well as Hebrew and Yiddish language. The Scholars Program also sponsors Distinguished Lecture Series, Yiddish programs, Israeli films and other special events.

For more information about the Gratz College Scholars Program please contact Barbara Rosenau, Director of Adult Jewish Learning at or 215-635-7300 x182.

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All classes held at Gratz College unless otherwise noted


Rabbi Albert Gabbai
Genesis: An Analysis of Text 

May 7 - June 25 - 8 weeks  - $200
10:00am -12:00pm

This Bible course continues the analysis of text in the book of Genesis using classical commentators accompanied with modern linguistic technologies. Archaeological and ancient Near East cultures will be brought in to shed light on some of the apparently obscure text.  Theological implications will be explored as well as relevance in the practical day to day life. Be prepared for an intellectually and emotionally challenging class. JPS Bible required. 


For more information contact Barbara Rosenau, Director of Adult Jewish Learning at or 215-635-7300 x182

Registration/Refund Policy
For all Scholars Program, Hebrew and Yiddish courses, full tuition payment is due upon registration prior to the start of the first class. If a cancellation is received by email at least two days before the course begins, 100% of tuition will be refunded. If cancellation is received before the second session, a 50% refund or credit towards another course will be issued.