The Yiddish Book Center's

Wexler Oral History Project

A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.

Should the Jewish Young Fraternalists Chorus Keep its Jewish Name?

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Lyber - z"l, progressive activist, Yiddish translator and son of Moishe Katz - tells the story of his Jewish chorus and their conversation over whether or not to keep their name Jewish or be more inclusive of non-Jewish communities.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Lyber Katz.

This excerpt is in English.

Lyber Katz was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1921. Lyber died in 2014.