Gratz College bears the name of a storied Jewish family, whose rich history is interwoven with that of Philadelphia and, indeed, the entire United States. The significance of the Gratz name extends beyond the college walls, back to the time of the American Revolution. The Gratz family history is one of patriotism, economic success, philanthropy and support for Jewish education.
As we celebrate 125 years since the founding of the College, we encourage you to read about where we’ve been, and more importantly, where we are headed in the next 125 years. We hope you will join us on our journey.