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.

Avreml: My First Starring (Yiddish) Acting Role at Age Four

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Avi Hoffman, actor, reflects on his first ever performance as "Aleph-Avreml" in a play written by his mother and some of the other teachers at the Sholem Aleichem Folk Shul on Bainbridge Avenue.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Avi Hoffman.

This excerpt is in English.

Avi Hoffman was born in Bronx, New York in 1958.