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.

Growing up in the Oakland Jewish Community

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Adrienne Cooper z"l describes growing up in Oakland. California and being part of the Jewish community. She was inspired by her childhood Rabbi, who was a native Yiddish speaker.

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.