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.

Why Study Yiddish? Far Vos Nisht! (Why Not?)

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Alana Fichman, Steiner Summer Yiddish Program student, speaks to why studying Yiddish is a worthy and relevant pursuit.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Alana Fichman.

This excerpt is in English.

Alana Fichman was born in Santa Rosa, California in 1991.