SUNDAY, APRIL 19 2015 • RABBI LANCE SUSSMAN
Abraham Lincoln was a remarkable friend to the Jews, especially during the Civil War. President Lincoln personally did more to bring Jews and Judaism into the mainstream than any President since Washington. By reversing both the prohibition on Jewish chaplains in the American Army and reversing Grant’s expulsion order, he helped move Jews and Judaism toward the center of the American experience. Rabbi Lance Sussman’s visual presentation will focus on President Lincoln’s extraordinary relationship with American Jews.
Rabbi Sussman, Ph.D. is Senior Rabbi of Keneseth Israel Synagogue in Elkins Park, PA. He teaches Jewish History at Princeton and Temple University and offers classes at the National Museum of American Jewish History. He has written several books in the field of American Jewish history and is featured in several PBS television documentaries on Jewish life in America.
Breakfast will be served. This program is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by April 15 if you would like to join us for the free breakfast. Call the temple office at 717-581-7891 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. In addition, walk-ins are welcome to come for coffee, tea and the presentation.