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.

Adrienne Cooper Finds a Mentor

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Adrienne Cooper z"l tells the story of meeting Lazar Weiner after singing his songs at a YIVO dinner. She remembers Weiner greeting her with great enthusiasm, giving her a scholarship to one of his workshops and inviting her over to his home to collaborate.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Adrienne Cooper.

This excerpt is in English.

Adrienne Cooper was born in Oakland, California in 1946. Adrienne died in 2011.