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Title: Director of Jewish-Christian Studies

Company: Gratz College

Location: Melrose Park, PA, United States

Melrose Park, PA, United States, August 2, 2016, Ruth Sandberg, Director of Jewish-Christian Studies at Gratz College, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in Jewish-Christian studies.

Skilled in Jewish-Christian studies, Dr. Sandberg is noted for her creation of the program and its curriculum at Gratz College. She is proud to have worked for the college for more than three decades, and contribute to its success fusing history and tradition with the future and innovation. The college is known for many firsts, including the first online master’s program in Holocaust and Genocide studies, and the first institution of advanced Jewish learning to accept women on par with men. Prior to becoming the director of Jewish-Christian studies, she was the director of religious education at the Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel.

Dr. Sandberg first attended Bryn Mawr College to receive a Bachelor of Arts in classical Greek and history of religion. She continued to receive her Rabbinical ordination from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. She attended the University of Pennsylvania to earn a Ph.D. in post-biblical Hebrew literature with a focus in Rabbinics. It was during this time that she was inspired by her professor Judah Golden, who both encouraged and provided support while she worked toward a Ph.D. Dr. Sandberg is also a member of the board of directors of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and is the co-president of the Cheltenham Area Multifaith Council.

In her field, Dr. Sandberg specializes in the relationship between Rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity, Jewish-Christian relations, early Rabbinic Midrash, classical Rabbinic theology and the process of Jewish law. In addition, she is the author of two books, ‘Rabbinic Views of Qohelet,’ and ‘Development and Discontinuity in Jewish Law.’ She has also contributed a chapter to a third book, ‘The Words of the Wise Are Like Goads: Engaging Qoheleth in the 21st Century.’ Looking toward the future, Dr. Sandberg endeavors to continue developing her program and expand into an interfaith program that includes Muslim studies. She is also working on an Interfaith Institution for the future.

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