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.

Shabbes Rituals in Winnepeg

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Bracha Weingrod remembers what it was like to spend her childhood as a second-generation Jew in Winnepeg. She reminisces over the warmth and charm of growing up in what was a very strong Jewish community, where everybody knew the place to go for the best chopped liver in town. Weingrod also describes her mother's Shabbes ritual of protecting the kitchen floor with newspaper.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Bracha Weingrod.

This excerpt is in English.

Bracha Weingrod was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1930.