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.
Ravenna Kibbutz: A Jewish Intentional Community in Seattle
Sebastian Schulman, Translation Project Coordinator at the Yiddish Book Center, talks about the Ravenna Kibbutz in Seattle, a Jewish intentional community where he and his wife lived for a year.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Sebastian Schulman.
This excerpt is in English.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Ravenna Kibbutz: A Jewish Intentional Community in Seattle1 minute 45 seconds
Yiddish's Return to Mainstream American Jewish Culture2 minutes 14 seconds
Why It's Difficult To Estimate the Size of Moldova's Jewish Community2 minutes 50 seconds
Experiencing Life From a Uniquely Jewish Perspective3 minutes 31 seconds
"A Part of the Family": Transmitting Yiddish Culture to My Children3 minutes 1 second
Transmission and Transformation: Working with the Jewish Community in Moldova5 minutes 34 seconds
"Something's Alive": Jewish Culture in Eastern Europe Today2 minutes 9 seconds
About the Wexler Oral History Project
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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