Adjunct Professor of Music and Education

Marsha Bryan Edelman studied at Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where she earned degrees in general music, Jewish music, Jewish studies and education. She spent many years teaching music in a variety of formal and informal settings, to students ranging in age from 2 – 92.  Much of her career was spent at Gratz College, in Melrose Park PA, where she was Professor of Music and Education (as well as Dean for Academic Affairs for nine years); she is currently an Adjunct Professor of Music in the Miller Cantorial School at the Jewish Theological Seminary.  In...

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Assistant Professor of Jewish Non-Profit Management

Dr. Sydney Engelberg grew up in South Africa and attended the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) where he graduated with a double B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy. After moving to Israel in 1969, he completed an M.A. in Clinical Psychology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. His Ph.D. and Post-Doc were obtained at SUNY/Buffalo in Clinical-Community Psychology.

Dr. Engelberg has been Master of a Residential University College in Sydney, Australia; Founding Director of the Program in Community Psychology at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; taught at Clarke...

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Adjunct Professor in Education

Miriam Feinberg has had a long career as a teacher trainer, curriculum writer and parent educator.  She served as director of the Early Childhood Department of the Board of Jewish Education of Greater Washington, instructor in Early Childhood Education in the Washington College of Jewish Studies, adjunct professor of education at the Baltimore Hebrew University School of Education and Gratz College and educational consultant to schools and educators in Thailand, Vietnam and Sri Lanka, under the auspices of Save the Children and UNICEF.  She has published curriculum books for teachers,...

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Adjunct Professor

Dr Mimi Ferraro is an alumna of the Gratz Hebrew High School and received her MA and EdD Jewish Education from Gratz College. Mimi's research was entitled The Development of Special Needs Programs in the Philadelphia Jewish Community 2006- 2011. Prior to coming to Gratz as a professional, Mimi served as Director of Education at Old York Road Temple Beth Am for twenty years. Mimi’s school was among the first cohort of the Nurturing Excellence in Synagogue Schools (NESS) initiative and continues to focus intensively on professional learning for its staff. Mimi is an active member of the...

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Director of the Holocaust Oral History Archive

Phone: 215-635-7300 x130

Email: jfisher@gratz.edu

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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Randall "Randy" S. Floyd is detective with the Telford Borough Police Department, where he has served for the last 20 years. As a detective, Randy has investigated scores of child abuse and sex related cases. In addition to being a zealous investigator, Randy has also been a committed advocate for the victims of crime.

Committed to the welfare of children beyond the borders of Telford Borough, Randy served on the board of directors for the Children's Aid Society, the Citizens Advisory Committee for the Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth, and remains a long time...

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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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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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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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