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.

My Mother Opened A Yiddish Kindergarten

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Helena (Chayele) Jacobs [Storch], Yiddish actress, talks about her mother's role in the Melbourne Jewish community. Her mother founded and opened a Yiddish kindergarten with Yasha Sher and Yosef Giligich. This kindergarten eventually grew to be a larger Yiddish school.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Helena (Chayele) Jacobs [Storch].

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Helena (Chayele) Jacobs [Storch] was born in Kalisz, Poland in 1931.