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.
Yiddish in Washington D.C.
Jonathan (Itsik) Sunshine—University Heights (Cleveland) native and head of the greater Washington, D.C. Yiddish club—talks about the Yiddish and Jewish activities that go on in and around Washington, D.C.
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.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"It Was the Language of My Grandparents": Why Yiddish was and is Important to Me
2 min 2 sec
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Searching for a Non-Religious Jewish Identity: How I Got Back into Yiddish
2 min 21 sec
Slide 2 of 5