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.

"When the Moon Hits Your Eye Like a Big Pizza Pie, That's a Tsures": Connecting to Judaism at the Yiddish Theatre

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Barbara Buloff, daughter of Yiddish actors Joseph Buloff & Luba Kadison, and granddaughter of Leib Kadison, cofounder of the Vilna Troupe, discusses the way her family's involvement in Yiddish theatre shaped her Jewish identity from a young age. She discusses her difficult relationship with the synagogue and shares stories of dancing and singing on stage after her mother's shows on Second Avenue.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Barbara Buloff.

This excerpt is in English.