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.
Joel Berkowitz's Oral History
Joel Berkowitz, Director of Jewish Studies and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, was interviewed by Jessica Parker on December 17, 2012 at the Association for Jewish Studies conference in Chicago, Illinois.
This interview was conducted in English.
Joel Berkowitz was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1965.
Video highlights from this oral history
More information about this oral history
- Family histories
- Jewish Identity
- Yiddish language
- Yiddish teaching
- Yiddish learning
- Coming back to Yiddish
- Immigration and migration
- Career and Professional Life
- Eastern Europe
- Soviet Union
- United States
- Yiddish Book Center
- Cultural transmission
- Jewish community
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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.
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