Leonard Nimoy's Mame-loshn: A Yiddish Story

A short film from the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Leonard Nimoy's Mameloshn: A Yiddish Story

Leonard (Leyb) Nimoy, z"l, was Star Trek's Spock—but he was also a Yiddish speaker with Jewish roots in Boston's heymish West End neighborhood who early in his career worked with the world-renowned Yiddish theater director Maurice Schwartz.

This short film draws from a longer oral history interview.

The Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project is a growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience. Since 2010, the Project has recorded more than 1,000 video oral history interviews about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.