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.
"It Ain't Your Bubbie's Yiddish Anymore": Eleanor Reissa Reflects on the Yiddish Artistic World Today
Eleanor Reissa, singer, expresses her excitement at how young people are finding new ways of connecting to Yiddish culture and devising new strategies for its revival.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Eleanor Reissa.
This excerpt is in English.
Eleanor Reissa was born in Brooklyn, New York.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"Ver Iz Nishtu (Who is Not Here)": Growing Up as a Child of Holocaust Survivors
2 min 21 sec
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"My Ego is in English, but My Heart is in Yiddish": Reflections on a Bilingual Career
2 min 57 sec
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