Portrait of an American Rabbi: In His Own Words by Rabbi Lance J. Sussman

Event details

  • Sunday | September 10, 2023
  • 10:30 am
  • 8339 Old York Road
  • 2158878700

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Portrait of an American Rabbi: In His Own Words by Rabbi Lance J. Sussman

Sunday September 10th, at 10:30 am in the Meyers Library

Schedule: 10am in Library — coffee and snacks, Program: 10:30-11:45

Rabbi Sussman will be happy to sign books that have been previously purchased.

This is also the first day of JQuest and the day for Shofar on the Roof–a busy and exciting day! Everyone encouraged to stay after the program and join Shofar on the Roof.

Quote from the book:

“In short, I believe, a little bit of religion is a good thing whether or not you fully embrace the idea of God. I believe that Judaism should accept this approach and help its adherents translate their deep, inherent religious needs with the symbols and practices of our ancient tradition. Judaism understands that not only does it have to adapt as part of its cultural dance, but it also has to choose and to create in order to complete its mission: to help modern Jews, the children of Spinoza, and the disciples of Einstein, to stay on course, to see the poetry written into the cosmos, and to help one another on the road to contentment with kindness, with concern and with love. Every once in a while, somebody comes to me and says: ‘Rabbi, I’m so glad I’m Jewish.’ ‘Rabbi, I’m lucky. I have what I need. I have what I want.’ And I smile and count my blessings, too.”


The best way to support wonderful authors, such as Rabbi Sussman, is to purchase their books. And a good way to purchase books is to also support local, independent booksellers. One such local independent bookstore is The Open Book Bookstore in Elkins Park.