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.

Transmitting Secular Jewish Identity Through Yiddish

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Max Kellerman, sportscaster and Yiddish enthusiast, shares his memories of growing up in a secular Jewish home and attending Camp Kinderland. He discusses the challenge of finding a Jewish community while remaining committed to leftist causes and the importance of Yiddish in transmitting secular Jewish values.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Max Kellerman.

This excerpt is in English.

Max Kellerman was born in Bronx, New York in 1973.