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.

“We’re Not Going Here at All - Ever!”: A Secular Child’s Shocked Reaction to a Shul

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Miriam Forman, daughter of Yiddish author and Jewish educator Solomon Simon, tells the story about the first time she tried to attend shul as a child.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Miriam Forman.

This excerpt is in English.

Miriam Forman was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1936.