Webmaster, Administrative Coordinator of Educational Services

Phone: 215-635-7300 x186

Director of Online and Distance Learning and the Advisor for the Jewish Communal Service and Jewish Non-Profit Management Programs

Phone: 215-635-7300 x115

Deborah Aron is the Director of Online and Distance Learning and the Advisor for the Jewish Communal Service and Jewish Non-Profit Management Programs at Gratz College. Ms. Aron’s career has combined her interests in Jewish communal service and Jewish education. Her undergraduate degree is from Brandeis University in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. She received her Masters in Social Work from Wurzweiler School of Social Work of Yeshiva University with a specialization in group work, and was a Senior Educator Fellow at the Melton Institute of Hebrew University’s School of Education....

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Assistant Director of Admissions

Phone: 215-635-7300 x154


Director of Adult Jewish Learning

Phone: 215-635-7300 x182

Event Coordinator- Office of Institutional Advancement

Phone: 215-635-7300 x 155


Phone: 215-635-7300 x 166


Director of the Holocaust Oral History Archive

Phone: 215-635-7300 x130


Josey G. Fisher, Director of the Holocaust Oral History Archive and Instructor in Holocaust & Genocide Studies at Gratz College, has graduate degrees in both clinical social work and Jewish studies and has focused her interdisciplinary background on Holocaust research and education for over 30 years. She received her BA and MSW from the University of Pittsburgh and her Masters in Jewish Studies with a major in Modern European Jewish History from Gratz College.
 Her course offerings include “Teaching the Holocaust” and “Children of the Nazi Era”. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty...

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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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Director, Innovation and Development
215-635-7300 ext. 126


Naomi G. Housman, Ed.M., has worked for nearly twenty years at the national and local levels to create student-centered education policy and practice. Prior to her current role as the Director of Innovation and Development for Gratz Advance at Gratz College, Naomi cultivated and stewarded funder relationships and strategic partnerships as the Director of Institutional Advancement at Philadelphia Futures, a nonprofit organization that support college access and retention programs for low-income, first-generation-to-college youth in Philadelphia. Naomi also serves as the President and...

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Director of Gratz Advance and NEXT; Interim President Gratz College

Rabbi Erin Hirsh is currently serving as Interim President of Gratz College effective February 1, 2017. [Dina Maiben is serving as Acting Director of Gratz Advance and NEXT during this period.]

Rabbi Hirsh, Assistant Professor of Jewish Education, is the Director of Gratz Advance, which is Gratz College's newest department. Gratz Advance includes NEXT: the Professional Learning Program for Supplementary School Teachers, which Rabbi Hirsh created. It also encompasses other programs related to supplementary Jewish education, such as Havayah, an experiential fifth grade communal...

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