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.

Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman: Champion of the Yiddish Song

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Pete Rushefsky, executive director of the Center for Traditional Music & Dance, speaks about Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman and her role in the Yiddish and Jewish music communities.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Pete Rushefsky.

This excerpt is in English.

Pete Rushefsky was born in Rochester, NY in 1970.