Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D., is the Senior Rabbi of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, PA, and Adjunct Professor of American Jewish History at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion-New York. He is the author of numerous books and articles including Isaac Leeser and the Making of American Judaism and Sharing Sacred Moments, a collection of his sermons. An editor of Reform Judaism in America: A Biographical Dictionary and Source Book, Rabbi Sussman is a member of the Academic Advisory and Editorial Board of the American Jewish Archives (Cincinnati) and past chair of the Judaic Studies Department at Binghamton University B SUNY. He currently serves as the president of the Delaware Valley Association of Reform Rabbis, as a member of the Executive Council of the Philadelphia Board of Rabbis, and as a Trustee of the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
Adjunct Professor of American Jewish History