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.
Singing "Shlof mayn kind (Sleep my child)," a Lullaby by Sholem Aleichem
Shirley Zaft Benyas, singer and Yiddish theater actress, sings "Shlof mayn kind (Sleep my child)," a lullaby written by Sholem Aleichem.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Shirley Zaft Benyas.
This excerpt is in Yiddish and English.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.