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's Kind of the Glue": Yiddish for Jewish Identity and Community

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Annette Epstein Jolles—Washington, DC native and social worker— explains the role Yiddish plays in her Jewish identity and her connection to other Jews from different parts of the world.

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..

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