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
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.
This interview is part of the Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
“He Was The Light Of My Life”: My Relationship With My Father, Writer Solomon Simon
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