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.

There Are Thousands of Other Yiddish Plays Out There!: A Resurgence of Interest in Yiddish Theater

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Joel Berkowitz, Director of Jewish Studies and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, comments upon the current state of Yiddish theater and remains optimistic that "the message is getting out there" that there's more to Yiddish theater than just "The Dybbuk," "The Golem," and "God of Vengeance."

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Joel Berkowitz.

This excerpt is in English.

Joel Berkowitz was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1965.