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.

A Philadephia Workmen's Circle Secular Bar Mitzvah

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Jordan Kutzik, translator and Yiddishist, describes his "secular bar mitzvah" and how it was an opportunity to consider Jews' diverse roles in American history, both negative and positive.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Jordan Kutzik.

This excerpt is in English.

Jordan Kutzik was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1988.