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Daniel and Louise Cohen Adult Jewish Learning Program

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Dr. Ruth Sandberg standing teaching a room full of seated students

The Daniel and Louise Cohen Adult Jewish Learning Program at Gratz College provides stimulating and engaging educational opportunities for adults. Our offerings include life-long learning courses, conversational Hebrew and Yiddish language classes and professional development for attorneys. Monthly "lunch and learns" and webinars offer the community a taste of the Gratz experience. Programs and events are often offered in-person, online, or both. Other programming includes special events, distinguished scholar lecturers, cultural trips and author talks — including the One Book, One Jewish Community program.

Our faculty are highly regarded experts in their fields. Most of our professors currently teach graduate level courses at institutes of higher learning. Several have taught at Gratz for many years, while others have recently brought their talents and unique perspectives to our community.

The typical Gratz continuing education student already has multiple higher education degrees and is looking for an engaging, thoughtful and purposeful experience. Find what you're looking for at Gratz. Get to know us!

Naomi Atkins and Paul Cruz debate in Dr. Ruth Sandberg's continuing education class.

Adult students Naomi Atkins and Paul Cruz are active participants in Dr. Ruth Sandberg's continuing education class.

Rabbi Daniel Levitt torso in the Gratz College library



Meet the Director: Rabbi Daniel Levitt

“I’m interested in hearing about what people’s Jewish journeys have been throughout their lives. At this stage in their lives, if they want to engage in further deeper Jewish learning — and, in my experience, so many people do — what might that look like for them?”

Levitt envisions the future of Gratz’s adult learning to follow the beit midrash model — a study space and community common in Orthodox spaces. His goal is to cultivate a culture of community learning without reinventing Gratz’s structure and curriculum.

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Rabbi Daniel Levitt

Director of the Daniel and Louise Cohen Adult Jewish Learning Program

Hope Matles

Administrative Assistant Office of Academic Affairs