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.

From Poland to Yeshiva in America

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Yaakov Wasilewicz, Jewish musician, describes why he wanted to go to a yeshiva for high school after becoming more religiously observant. He also explains how he decided to go to Baltimore, Maryland, for yeshiva.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Yaakov Wasilewicz.

This excerpt is in English.

Yaakov Wasilewicz was born in Czestowa in 1988.