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.

"That's What You Do If You're A Jew": Reflecting On Reconstructionist Judaism

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  • Judy Kunofsky, executive director of KlezCalifornia, explains some aspects of Judaism she finds particularly fascinating, including the ideas of Judaism as a civilization and Reconstructionist Judaism.

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

This excerpt is in English.

Judy Kunofsky was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1947.

This interview is part of the series.

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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.

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