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.

My Yiddish-Jewish Education

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Sheila Horvitz, history teacher and lawyer, explains that as a Jewish woman growing up in an Orthodox community in the 1950s her Jewish education was limited. However, her parents decided to enroll her in the Yiddish schools with the blessing of her socialist grandmother.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Sheila Horvitz.

This excerpt is in English.

Sheila Horvitz was born in New York, New York in 1944.