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.

Searching for a Non-Religious Jewish Identity: How I Got Back into Yiddish

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Jonathan (Itsik) Sunshine—University Heights (Cleveland) native and head of the greater Washington, D.C. Yiddish club—takes us on his journey back into studying Yiddish.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Jonathan (Itsik) Sunshine.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Jonathan (Itsik) Sunshine was born in New Jersey in 1944.