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.

"It Was Chutzpah!" Directing a Yiddish Play

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Shirley Cohen Steinberg, writer and director of Yiddish plays, discusses her first experience directing Yiddish theater.

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.