Opportunity for adult education at the Beth Shalom Temple on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. via Zoom:
“Please join us for a true adult education – a special program presented by Rabbi Lance Sussman, Ph.D., Rabbi of the Congregation for Reform of Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, PA, and Chairman of the Board of Governors of Gratz College.
Rabbi Sussman will speak about “Oy, Oy, Oy and a Bottle of Rum: Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean”.
More about Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D .:
Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D., a native of Baltimore, Maryland, has been Chief Rabbi of the Keneseth Israel Reform Congregation in Elkins Park, PA since 2001. Previously, he was Rabbi of Temple Concord in Binghamton, NY and Associate Professor of Jewish History at Binghamton University, SUNY. Rabbi Sussman has also taught at Princeton, Hunter College, and Rutgers. He is currently the elected Chairman of the Board of Governors at Gratz College in Melrose Park, PA. and an Honorary Trustee of Delaware Valley University. Rabbi Sussman is a specialist in American Jewish history and has written several books and numerous articles on the American Jewish experience. He is currently working with History Making Productions on a television documentary about the history of the Jewish community in Philadelphia. He is also editing a collection of his sermons and essays, “Portrait of an American Rabbi”. Rabbi Sussman and his 42-year-old wife, Liz Zeller Sussman, director of the AI preschool, have five children and two grandchildren. ”