Speakers: Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D.
with Joan Myerson Shrager, M.Ed.
Wednesday, January 24
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
$18 by January 16; $20 starting January 17
Lunch is included.
This program traces the history of the participation of Jews in American music, from Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America” to Big Band music to Rock ‘n’ Roll and even to Rap. There was a major Jewish presence in all music, whether it was MoTown or Philadelphia’s American Bandstand. Rabbi Sussman’s program was a hit at Keneseth Israel this past year, so he has taken his concert tour on the road to Gratz.
Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D. is the senior Rabbi at Keneseth Israel Congregation in Elkins Park. He teaches Jewish history at Princeton University, Temple University, Gratz College, NMJH and Delaware Valley University. He is a published author of several books and Jewish publications, as well as a Board Member of The Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid.
Joan Myerson Shrager, M.Ed. has partnered creatively with Rabbi Sussman in researching and designing over 100 Powerpoint programs. She is the Co-Director of The Stained Glass Project: Windows That Open Doors, an all volunteer after school program for Philly high schools, which is now in its 12th year.