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.
"The Greater Part of Unorthodox is Orthodox": Elliott Gould's Personal Take on the Bar Mitzvah Tradition with His Own Grandson
Elliott Gould, American actor, describes how he marked his grandson's bar mitzvah transition in a personal way.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Elliott Gould.
This excerpt is in English.
Elliott Gould was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1938.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Elliott Gould on Learning to Walk, John Wooden, and the Theme of Balance in His Life
3 min 20 sec
Slide 1 of 5
"As Far As I'm Concerned, It's Here": Elliott Gould on the Place of Yiddish
1 min 54 sec
Slide 1 of 6