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.

The Vertical Shtetl: Boston's Organized Housing For the Jewish Elderly

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Jeff Warschauer talks about his interactions with the elderly Jewish community in Boston in the 1980s. Every Thursday evening he would go to meetings in apartment buildings where many Jews lived and there would play klezmer music and speak Yiddish with the occupants.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Jeff Warschauer.

This excerpt is in English.

Jeff Warschauer was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1959.