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.

"That's the Kind of Counselor I Was": Teaching Mambo at Camp Yeshiva

Watch now:

Jerry Weinstein, former Education professor at University of Massachusetts in Amherst, recounts his time as a music counselor at a camp called Camp Yeshiva and describes how he taught his campers to play Mambo music.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Jerry Weinstein.

This excerpt is in English.

Jerry Weinstein was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1930.