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.
Jackie Hoffman's Oral History
Jackie Hoffman, stand-up comedian and actor, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 9th, 2019, in New York City.
This interview was conducted in English.
Jackie Hoffman was born in Queens in 1960.
Video highlights from this oral history
A Cherished Memory: Jackie Hoffman's Childhood Visits to Grossinger's Hotel in the Catskills
1 min 54 sec
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Performing Yente in Yiddish: Jackie Hoffman on Learning Lines for and Performing in the Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof
1 min 36 sec
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The Full Range of Jewish Experience: Jackie Hoffman on the Religiosity of Her Family
2 min 32 sec
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