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.

What Is Rosh Hashanah? Discovering Jewish Culture at Age Twenty-Eight in Birobidzhan, Jewish Autonomous Region of the Soviet Union

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Nikolai (Kolya) Borodulin, Yiddish teacher at Workers Circle who grew up in Birobidzhan, remembers when he first learned about Rosh Hashanah and how it inspired him to explore Jewish culture.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Nikolai (Kolya) Borodulin.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Nikolai (Kolya) Borodulin was born in Birobidzhan, Russia in 1961.