January events at CSAIR, including a talk with Dr. Ruth


Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale will offer a number of programs and events in January.

On Wednesday, Jan. 9, CSAIR will screen Extraordinary Women: Dr. Ruth Westheimer, at 7:45 p.m. Dr. Ruth, an acclaimed psychologist and sex therapist, will attend the screening to discuss her life and answer questions.

On Mondays, Jan. 14, 28 and Feb. 4, CSAIR will host a three-session course on the short fiction of Philip Roth, at 8 p.m. Wendy Zierler of Hebrew Union College will teach the class, which costs $25. Participants will read the novel The Ghost Writer, the novella Goodbye Columbus and many short stories.

On Thursday, Jan. 24, CSAIR will host It’s NOT a Death Panel, at 7:45 p.m. The program will explore the medical, legal and Jewish perspective of advance care planning. Rabbi Mark Popovsky and Dr. Susan E. Cohen will speak.

For more information, call 718-543-8400 or go to www.csair.org.