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.

Jesse Kleinman's Oral History

Jesse Kleinman, Yiddishist and former Klezmer musician, was interviewed (remotely) by Marianne Tatom on June 1st, 2021 in Seattle, Washington.

This interview was conducted in English.