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Adjunct Instructor in Jewish Studies

Rabbi Friedman received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982. She received her MA in 1984 and her PhD in 1987 from Washington University in clinical psychology, and has held various positions as a psychologist, including as the Director of the Student Counseling Center at Widener University. Rabbi Friedman was ordained from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 1987. She has worked in a variety of capacities in the Jewish community, including work in the congregational rabbinate, as a Jewish educator, and in Hillel. She has taught in the Melton Adult Mini-School since...

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Adjunct Instructor in History

Dr. Reena Sigman Friedman is Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. She is also Adjunct Associate Professor of Jewish History at Gratz College.

Dr. Friedman received her PhD in Jewish History from Columbia University. She is the author of These Are Our Children: Jewish Orphanages in the United States, 1880-1925 (Brandeis University Press, 1994), several encyclopedia entries and book chapters, and numerous scholarly articles. Her articles have appeared in American Jewish Archives, Jewish Social Studies, The...

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Rabbi Robyn Frisch has been the Director of InterfaithFamily/Philadelphia since June 2013.  She is also the spiritual leader of Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai, the oldest synagogue in Northeast Philadelphia.  Robyn is a graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and The New York University School of Law. After practicing as a corporate lawyer in a large Philadelphia law firm for several years, Robyn decided to follow her passion and become a rabbi. She was ordained at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 2000. Robyn loves teaching and helping to make...

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Adjunct Instructor in Educational Leadership

Dr. Karen Galardi is an adjunct instructor for Gratz College in the doctoral program in Educational Leadership. She is currently the Associate Vice President for Program Development and Planning at Holy Family University, but Dr. Galardi has held a variety of administrative and managerial roles at Holy Family University since 1990. She is an experienced higher education administrator with over 25 years of progressive managerial experience, with specialization in branch campus administration, adult education, strategic and operational planning and workshop development and facilitation....

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Dr. Rela Mintz Geffen was the president of Baltimore Hebrew University(BHU) from 2000-2007 and is currently Professor Emerita of Sociology. Prior to heading up BHU she was professor of sociology and coordinator of the programs in Jewish communal service at Gratz College, where she also served as dean for academic affairs for five years. She is a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary (BRE) and Columbia University(BS & MA), and her PhD in sociology is from the University of Florida. She has published more than 40 articles and book chapters and authored or edited four books...

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Adjunct Instructor Non-Profit Management

Allan Glazerman has over 25 years executive level not-for-profit experience supporting Jewish community organizations and synagogues ranging in size from 600 to 1500 families. He is currently the Executive Director of Congregation Or Tzion in Scottsdale, Arizona, one of the leading conservative synagogues in the Southwest. 
 
Prior to joining the Or Tzion staff, Allan served congregations in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, San Antonio, Texas, Sydney, Australia, Marietta, Georgia, and Fair Lawn, NJ.  He has overseen and advised numerous committees, including Personnel, Fund-raising, Budget...

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Mindy Gold is the founder and lead consultant at EdtechMMG, an educational technology consulting firm focused on relationship-based professional learning, the creation of communities of learners around reflective practice, and the design and implementation of innovative models for congregational school...

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Adjunct Instructor in Education

Mark Charles Good, M.Ed., is a consultant, teacher, author and the founder of Viewpoint Unlimited, which delivers organizational development strategies through diversity training, diversity management and communication skills training. Mark has designed and teaches for educators covering the broad topics of diversity and communication, including onsite and online graduate courses. For many years, Mark worked as a school counselor in the K-12 public school system. During that time, he worked as an elementary school counselor, a middle school counselor and a high school counselor in rural,...

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Assistant Professor of Jewish Communal Service

Cantor David Green directs the internship program for the communal leadership students at Gratz College. He earned masters degrees in Jewish Studies, History, Jewish Education and Social Work. He also has a certificate in Jewish music. In addition, he also earned a D.Min. in Congregational Studies. He has experience in the fields of worship, life cycle events, pastoral care and education. He has been the Cantor at Congregation Beth Or since July of 1995.

Cantor Green is an adjunct professor in Jewish Communal Service & Pastoral Care at Gratz College. He is married to Lori who is...

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Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs

Dr. Rosalie Guzofsky, of Cheltenham, took over the position of dean and vice president for academic affairs at Gratz College on October 1, 2014. Guzofsky has over 20 years of managerial experience in higher education administration, as well as a business background and a personal and scholarly interest in Jewish studies.

"In fact," she says, "everything I have done both personally and professionally has brought me to Gratz."

Guzofsky's long career in education administration has been shaped largely by her business-oriented approach. She has worked in private enterprise and...

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