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.

"Actually, you are really important to the field."

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Christa Whitney discusses the reactions she encounters when people discover she is a non-Jewish person working in Jewish cultural studies. While at times she has felt unwelcome, Whitney has had many positive experiences since her time working for the Yiddish Book Center.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Christa Whitney.

This excerpt is in English.

Christa Whitney was born in Oakland, California in 1987.