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.
Memories of the 2nd Avenue Yiddish Theater
Shirley Cohen Steinberg, writer and director of Yiddish plays, describes her experiences going to the Yiddish theater on 2nd Avenue as a child.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Shirley Cohen Steinberg.
This excerpt is in English.
Shirley Cohen Steinberg was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1926.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.