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.

"The Shakers and Movers Were Mostly Jewish": American Politics and Growing Jewish Communities

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Annette Epstein Jolles—Washington, DC native and social worker— remembers how a strong Jewish community helped to shape her Jewish identity in adulthood.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Annette Epstein Jolles.

This excerpt is in English.

Annette Epstein Jolles was born in Washington, D.C..

Other video highlights from this oral history