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.

Becoming a Jewish Feminist

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Martha Ackelsberg - Professor of Government and the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College - remembers the first time she led high holiday services because the guy who was supposed to do it was sick, and describes her path to Jewish feminism.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Martha Ackelsberg.

This excerpt is in English.

Martha Ackelsberg was born in New York, New York in 1946.