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!