KI's offices and facilities are maintained by a staff of 13 dedicated men and women, some of whom are pictured below. Led by Executive Director Brian Rissinger, they work in the Clergy Office providing support to the rabbi's and cantor, help run the Religious School Office and care for the Elkins Road Campus. Next time you're in the building, stop by to introduce yourself and say hello!
Brian D. Rissinger
Brian joined KI as its Executive Director in July 2006. An active member of the National Association of Temple Administrators, Brian has an extensive background in synagogue administration and operations. For 17 years, Brian served as Executive Director of Main Line Reform Temple in Wynnewood, PA, where he was involved in all aspects of the synagogue's systems, finances, membership, staff recruitment and facility maintenance. Prior to serving at Main Line Reform Temple, Brian was a member of the administrative team at Federation Early Learning Services for eleven years. Brian holds a bachelor of science degree in psychology.
Brian also serves as a member of the board for the Interfaith Coalition on Energy.
Director of JQuest & Quest Noar
Liz Sussman, Preschool Director
Director of Early Childhood Education at the Richard E. Rudolph Preschool
Liz has lead our program for several years. Her wonderful credentials include leading the preschool programs at the Kaiserman JCC and Temple Sholom in Broomall. Both programs experienced significant growth during her tenure.
Membership Engagement Director
Jaimie joined KI as its Membership Engagement Director in July 2016, and has been a member of the synagogue her whole life. Along with her husband Kevin, Jaimie has two sons in JQuest, and one son in Quest Noar. Prior to working at KI, Jaimie was an elementary school teacher. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, and a Master’s Degree in Education.
Our administrative office is staffed by a group of courteous and professional individuals who are here to assist current and future congregants, as well as the general public.
Next time you are in the building stop to introduce yourself and say hi!
Contact the administrative office: 215-887-8700
Our dedicated facilities staff, without whom much would not be possible, include:
Epifanio (Sleen) Rivera,