Touro Vice President to Speak on Jewish Education at JCPA Plenum

Date: April 26, 2012
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New York, N.Y. – Marian Stoltz-Loike Ph.D., Touro’s vice president of online education and the dean of the Lander College for Women-The Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School, will be a featured speaker at a forum on Jewish Education at the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) plenum in Detroit on Saturday, May 5-8.

Dr. Stoltz-Loike will join Dr. Jonathan Sarna, professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University and Ted Kirsch, president of the American Federation of Teachers in Pennsylvania in a session entitled, “The Jewish Stake in Public and Private Education.” She will discuss the opportunities for Jewish students to grow in American schools as new models for both public and private education are constantly being developed.

“I am delighted to have been asked to join in this important conversation concerning the need to strengthen our community’s involvement in both public and private education,” said Dr. Stoltz-Loike.

The JCPA’s annual policy symposium of community, lay and professional leaders, is an opportunity for the Jewish community to hear from national political and thought leaders. It’s billed as “An American Jewish Conversation: Our Responsibility to Our Community, Israel, and the World.” Featured speakers in the past have included Vice President Al Gore, Senators Hillary Clinton and John McCain, Israel Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. This year the keynote speaker will be Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the United States.

The Lander College for Women is an undergraduate division of Touro, a student-centered college located in midtown Manhattan where Jewish women follow a rigorous academic program as they pursue their baccalaureate degrees, while continuing and deepening their Torah education and commitment. The Judaic Studies and general academic curricula aim to enrich the students’ general knowledge, to develop leadership skills and to prepare students to enter their chosen academic discipline.