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

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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.