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 Proud Father: Taking a Place In Our Family Jewish Band
Jerry Weinstein, former Education professor at University of Massachusetts in Amherst, describes how he learned to play piano in the Klezmer style so that he could play gigs with his musician father, and reflects on how proud this made his father.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Jerry Weinstein.
This excerpt is in English.
Other video highlights from this oral history
A Proud Father: Taking a Place In Our Family Jewish Band0 seconds
"Accounting" For My Love of Literature0 seconds
"A Neighborhood Celebration": Street Games and Passover in West Philadelphia0 seconds
Poking Fun At Anti-Semitism With Philip Roth and Saul Bellow0 seconds
Klezmer: The Voice of Jewish Mourning0 seconds
1950s, Kentucky State College: Encountering Segregation in the South for the First Time0 seconds
Saved By The Flute0 seconds
Becoming Aware of White Privilege in T-Groups0 seconds
Staying With Black Coal Miners in Appalachia0 seconds
"That's the Kind of Counselor I Was": Teaching Mambo at Camp Yeshiva0 seconds
About the Wexler Oral History Project
Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.
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