Annual Educator of the Year Program:

Honoring Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D.

Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D.

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

$36 per person recommended donation*

Please join us via Zoom as we honor
Rabbi Lance. J. Sussman, Ph.D.
with our 4th annual
Excellence in Education Award
in recognition of his exceptional leadership, dedication, and outstanding contributions to advocating
for and promoting the fields of Holocaust studies and education, which advance the values and
mission of the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center.

Limited Space available

Keynote Address by Rabbi Lance Sussman, Ph.D.:

From Bamberg to America, 1938-1939: The Sacki Family Story

“The story of my mother’s family’s escape from Nazi Germany has played a significant role in shaping my personality and life’s work.  A combination of planning, resources, courage and luck resulted in the successful migration of the Sacki family of Bamberg, a small city in Bavaria,  to America, 1938-1939. The Sackis quickly rebuilt their own lives in New York and Baltimore but not without Max returning to Europe  to rescue others, unsuccessfully, from Nazi Germany.”

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Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D., a native of Baltimore, Maryland, has served as the Senior Rabbi of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel of Elkins Park, PA since 2001. Previously, he was the Rabbi of Temple Concord of Binghamton, NY and Associate Professor of Jewish History at Binghamton University, SUNY. Rabbi Sussman has also taught at Princeton, Hunter College and Rutgers. Currently, he is Chair-Elect 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 the field of American Jewish history, has written several books and numerous articles on the American Jewish experience. Currently, he is working on a television documentary on the history of the Philadelphia Jewish community with History Making Productions. He is also editing a collection of his sermons and essays, “Portrait of an American Rabbi.” Rabbi Sussman and his wife of 42 years Liz Zeller Sussman, Director of the KI Preschool, have five children and two grandchildren.

* a tax-deductible donation to the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center.