Susan C. Bass WRJ Immediate Past President
Susan C. Bass is the immediate past President of WRJ. An Atlanta native, she currently lives in Houston. Through every phase of her life, Susan has been affiliated with institutions of the Reform Jewish Movement. Beginning with her Temple Youth Group, involvement with The Temple in Atlanta in many capacities, Board service with the Union for Reform Judaism and Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ), she has demonstrated a commitment to the values of progressive Judaism in every arena. Susan served as an officer in almost every organization, including the President of WRJ, encouraging others to recruit and mentor rising leaders, many of whom are in leadership positions today. Passing the torch of leadership to those who will follow has always been her passion. In Houston, Susan is a member of Congregation Beth Israel, where she is active in the congregation, the sisterhood, and sings in the volunteer choir.
This week’s Torah portion revisits the pivotal moment in the exodus from Egypt, when Miriam and Moses led the Israelites through the Sea of Reeds, to safety on the far side before the waters closed in, trapping and drowning the pursuing soldiers of the Pharoah