Rabbi in the News
By Pearl Minsky for the Staten Island Advance. Jan 1, 2018
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Rabbi and Rebbetzin Sussman are among the most active, giving people on Staten Island. Yet many Islanders are unfamiliar with their contributions to assist others and support significant causes.
Their dedication to helping people, while giving time and effort to support the continuation of the Jewish faith and people, leaves them little time for themselves. Nevertheless, when there is a need, without a question about beliefs, race, religion, gender or ethnicity, the Sussmans are there to lend a hand.
In 2014, Kulanu has chose to honor Rabbanit Bonita and Rabbi Gerald Sussman, a power couple whose work with Kulanu has had a profound impact on Kulanu communities and on the mission of our organization. In the last four years, Boni and Rabbi Gerald have traveled to India, Cameroon, Nicaragua, and New Guinea on behalf of isolated and emerging Jewish communities. This year alone, they have visited Nicaragua a second time and plan to travel to Madagascar this summer. They are true pioneers and, one might say, holy malachim or messengers on behalf of Judaism. Where there are people who seek to learn about our faith, the Sussmans are there. When a community leader has needed access to Jewish education, they have responded; when a community has looked for Jewish books, a Torah, teachers, the Sussmans are on the front line. Together or separately, they continue to make an impact as they crisscross the world on Kulanu business.
August 9, 2013
New roles for Staten Island rabbi and rebbetzin Gerald and Bonita Sussman
The Staten Island Advance
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Rabbi Gerald Sussman and his wife Bonita (Bonnie) of Temple Emanu-El in Port Richmond are taking on some exciting new roles.
The rabbi is the new volunteer executive director of a group that he helped found, the Union for Traditional Judaism (UTJ). Meanwhile, Rebbetzin Sussman has become a vice president with Kulanu, a non-profit organization that supports emerging Jewish communities in Africa, Asia and the Americas.
January 25, 2013
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- As more than a month has passed since the massacre of 26 children and adults in Newtown, Conn., the focus both on Staten Island and nationally is on gun control as a potential means of reducing the risk of another senseless tragedy.
March 8, 2012
November 18, 2010
Project Hospitality Gears Up tp Serve the Community This Holiday Season.
Project Hospitality Gears Up To Serve The Community This Holiday Season
Rabbi Sussman was interviewed on New York 1 News about the Mosque controversy.
See what he has to say here
"Community Leaders Say Interfaith Walk Takes On New Meaning"
India Journal- Life with the Bene Ephraim
August 8, 2010
Video and Article
Religious Leaders, Council Members Discuss Prevention Of More Bias Attacks
Oct. 29, 2018
JCC Star of David Awards to honor four community leaders
Oct. 28, 2018
Pittsburgh shooting victims honored at Port Richmond candlelight vigil
Oct. 28, 2018
Armed guards outside Staten Island synagogue, as officials address mass shooting in Pittsburgh
Oct. 18, 2018
Project Hospitality honors 3 at Harvest Gala.
Oct. 5, 2018
Meet the 2018 honorees
Dec. 29, 2016
American Jews Divided Over Strain in U.S.-Israel Relations
June 6, 2016
The Other Side of the World: My Journey to Jewish Madagascar
June 6, 2016
A New Community Chooses to be Jewish
Cameroon’s Beth Yeshourun Community Welcomes First Jewish Visitors
Developing Judaism in Cote d�Ivoire and Gabon
Bet Din Visits Nicaragua
January 25, 2013
Staten Island Advance
Staten Island's Rabbi Gerald Sussman offers suggestions on gun control
The Jews of Andhra Pradesh: Contesting Caste and Religion in South India by Yulia Egorova, Shahid Perwez - 2013
Discovering Staten Island: A 350th Anniversary Commemorative History By Staten Island 350 Anniversary Committee
By Phillip Papas, Lori R. Weintrob
Canadian Jewish News
Lost tribe Israel found southern Israel
November 4, 2013
Searching for identity in Papua New Guinea and the past
The Jewish Community of Staten Island
Rabbi Sussman wrote the introduction the book "The Jewish Community of Staten Island, New York ."
The book can be purchased at Barnes and Noble