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.
"My Kind of Kehile (Community)!": Secular Jewish Life in Melbourne
Jack Lewin—Yiddish poet and actor based in Los Angeles—describes his decision to immigrate to Melbourne, Australia, and the small, tight-knit secular Jewish community he found there.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Jack Lewin.
This excerpt is in Yiddish.
Jack Lewin was born in Lodz, Poland in 1928.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Mathematics Was Taught in Yiddish Until Fifth Grade: The Medem School in Lodz
3 min 11 sec
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