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 Klezmer-Yiddish Family
Pete Rushefsky, executive director for the Center for Traditional Music & Dance, reflects on the connections he's made in the klezmer-Yiddish scene, including with Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman and her descendants.
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.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Making New Yiddish Song Resources Available: Projects of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance
3 min 19 sec
Slide 5 of 7