Dianne Ashton

Dianne Ashton is Professor of Religion and Director of American Studies at Rowan University. She is the author of Rebecca Gratz: Women and Judaism in Antebellum America, Jewish Life in Pennsylvania, and co-editor of Four Centuries of Jewish Women’s Spirituality. Her essays have appeared in many scholarly collections and encyclopedias. She is currently working on a history of Hanukkah in America.

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Rebecca Gratz

Through the schools, philanthropic societies, and orphanages she established, Rebecca Gratz established a new model of religious education and made it possible for a new generation to identify as both fully Jewish and fully American.

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