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 Unconventional Jewish Education as the Grandson of Yiddish Writer, Solomon Simon

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Daniel Forman, grandson of Yiddish writer Solomon Simon, explains how his zeyde, Solomon Simon, imparted knowledge of Jewish and Yiddish culture to his grandchildren. He remembers attending the Sholem Aleichem Folk Shul, that his grandfather was deeply involved in, and forgoing the option to have the Yiddish writer's version of a bar mitsve.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Daniel Forman.

This excerpt is in English.

Daniel Forman was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1956.