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Yiddish Book Center

Regenerating Jewish Culture

Celebrating forty years of book rescue, digitization, translation,
educational programs, oral histories, exhibitions

Decade of Discovery Jewish American Heritage Month

May is Jewish American Heritage Month—a time to celebrate the diverse and vibrant cultural life of American Jews. In honor of this, we’re featuring a compilation of memories of Jewish life in Philadelphia from the Wexler Oral History Project, a podcast about the role of the Jewish deli, and a photographic essay from the 1998 issue of Pakn Treger about Mississippi Jews.


Handpicked Josh Lambert

The director of Yiddish Book Center academic programs and a scholar of Jewish American studies, Josh has spent a lot of time perusing our collections. He shares a few of his recommended finds here.