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.

Memories of the Arbeter Ring (Workmen's Circle) Education

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  • Judy Kunofsky, executive director of KlezCalifornia, shares her memories of the Arbeter Ring (Workmen's Circle) shule she attended for four years. She remembers that many of the students' parents were Holocaust survivors, that very little was taught about Israel, and that God played no role in her Jewish education.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Judy Kunofsky.

This excerpt is in English.

This interview is part of the series.

About the Wexler Oral History Project

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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?