Dr. Ruth teaches my Senior Seminar

Dr. Ruth Westheimer was the guest lecturer in my Senior Colloquium for Rabbinical and Cantorial students this morning at The Jewish Theological Seminary. (Her daughter, Dr. Miriam Westheimer, is my professor in the Davidson School of Jewish Education at the Seminary for a course in Teacher Supervision.)

As always, she was passionate about the topic (her specialty of course) and full of energy. She began the two-hour discussion by mentioning that after years of attending a Reform congregation in Washington Heights, she now is a member at the Conservative Synagogue of Riverdale, NY.

Welcome to the Conservative Movement Dr. Ruth and I look forward to seeing you at my graduation on May 20!

(c) Rabbi Jason Miller | http://blog.rabbijason.com | Twitter: @RabbiJason | facebook.com/rabbijasonmiller

Chancellor’s 18th Year at Seminary

A Tribute to Ismar

2004 marks Dr. Ismar Schorsch’s eighteenth year as Chancellor of The Jewish Theological Seminary. This landmark anniversary will be recognized at a major, celebratory event, A Tribute to Ismar. Dr. Schorsch is the sixth chancellor of The Jewish Theological Seminary and is the Rabbi Herman Abramovitz Professor of Jewish History. Under Dr. Schorsch’s leadership, JTS continues to inform and elevate the religious lives of Jews far beyond its Manhattan campus.

Please join us for this gala celebration of Dr. Schorsch’s extraordinary leadership. The event will include a video commemorating Dr. Schorsch’s achievements, walking tours of the JTS campus, and a historical photography exhibit.

For information on this event, including details on tickets and the event journal, please call the JTS hotline at (212) 280-6025, or via email at publicity@jtsa.edu.


May 24, 2004 * Academic Convocation 5:00 p.m. * Gala Celebration 6:30 p.m.

The Jewish Theological Seminary * 3080 Broadway at 122nd Street

(c) Rabbi Jason Miller | http://blog.rabbijason.com | Twitter: @RabbiJason | facebook.com/rabbijasonmiller