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Gratz College, 7605 Old York Road, Melrose Park PA

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7605 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA 19027 United States
www.gratz.edu

September 2019

Lunch and Learn: How a Jewish Congressman Shaped American Immigration Policy

September 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Gratz College, 7605 Old York Road, Melrose Park PA, 7605 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA 19027 United States
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$23.00

Join Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D. in a discussion about NY Representative Emanuel Celler, who fought the passage of the Johnson Immigration Act of 1924. The act was passed in order to maintain the ethnic composition of the U.S. by restricting the entry of “undesirable” immigrants. Learn more about this unsung hero in a presentation that Rabbi Sussman first presented on C-SPAN in 2016. Speakers: Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D. is senior Rabbi at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins…

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“Your Name is Renee” 20th Anniversary

September 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gratz College, 7605 Old York Road, Melrose Park PA, 7605 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA 19027 United States
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$15

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the book Your Name is Renee by Stacy Cretzmeyer, which details the experiences of our featured speaker, Ruth Kapp Hartz, a Hidden Child Survivor of Nazi-occupied France during World War II. With scenes from the play, Beyond the Blue Windows, a dramatization of Ruth’s life story by Deanne Scherlis Comer. Starring Diane Steinbrink, Gloria Salmonsohn, Dave Perelman and students from Rooted Tree Productions. Sunday, Sept. 8 from 2–4 p.m. $15, free for ages 17 and under.…

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