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0:00 - Introduction 0:37 - Elaine Describes Her Family Background

Keywords: 1930s; Asperger's syndrome; autism; Blue Hill Avenue; Boston, Massachusetts; brothers; Eastern Europe; family background; family history; father; grandfather; grandmother; grandparents; heritage; immigrants; immigration; kashrus; kashrut; kashruth; kosher; locksmith; Mattapan; migration; Minsk Gubernia; Minsk, Belarus; mother; Old Country; parents; roots; siblings; sisters; Vilnius, Lithuania; Yiddishkayt; Yiddishkeit; yidishkayt; yidishkeyt; Zaslaŭje, Belarus; Zaslawye, Belarus; Zaslov; Zasław, Belarus

8:39 - Growing Up on Blue Hill Avenue

Keywords: 1930s; 1940s; adolescence; Blue Hill Avenue; Boston, Massachusetts; childhood; Christmas; Dedham, Massachusetts; delicatessen; elementary schools; grade schools; Jewish holidays; Jewish neighborhood; public schools; Shabbat; Shabbos; shabes; teenage years; Yiddish language; Yiddish speakers; Yiddishkayt; Yiddishkeit; yidishkayt; yidishkeyt

16:22 - Elaine Recalls Spending Shabbos With Her Grandfather

Keywords: challah; childhood; father; grandfather; grandmother; Jewish food; Jewish holidays; Judaism; observant Jews; parents; Shabbat; Shabbos; shabes; shul; synagogue; Yom Kippur

21:16 - Elaine Remembers Spending Time With Her Father in Boston 25:07 - Getting Accepted Into Radcliffe College

Keywords: college education; Dorchester High for Girls; Harvard Square; high school; public schooling; Radcliffe College; school; Simmons College; teachers; university education

29:24 - Elaine's Daily Commute from Mattapan to Harvard Square 33:31 - Elaine on Navigating Her Jewish and American Identities

Keywords: American identity; Chanukah; children; Christians; Christmas; college; dual identities; education; family; Hanukkah; Harvard Square; immigrant culture; Jewish identity; khanike; Mattapan; parenthood; parenting; roots; Saul Perlmutter; teachers; Yiddish culture; Yiddish language

43:04 - Elaine's Path to a Career in Archives

Keywords: 1950s; anti-Semitism; antisemitism; archives; Asperger's syndrome; children; Christian holidays; education; English major; guidance counseling; Harvard Square; husband; librarians; libraries; marriage; Mount Holyoke College; Radcliffe College; Simmons College

51:51 - Elaine on the Importance of Having Her Own Career 55:30 - Elaine's Experience with Being Jewish in a Small Community

Keywords: Amherst College; Civil Rights movement; college archives; gender dynamics; Jewish community; Jewish identity; Judaism; librarians; Mount Holyoke College; Smith College; women's colleges; women's education; women's movement

63:03 - Elaine Describes Feeling Out of Place in Her Community 67:42 - Elaine's Approach to Transmitting Judaism to Her Children

Keywords: Amherst, Massachusetts; children; cultural transmission; intergenerational differences; intermarriage; Jewish identity; Jewish institutions; Jewishness; Judaism; McGill University; religious transmission; UMass Amherst; University of Massachusetts Amherst

71:39 - Elaine's Relationship to the Yiddish Language 78:27 - Elaine Reflects on the Nuance and Warm Affect of Yiddish 80:39 - Elaine's Favorite Yiddish Phrase and Advice for Future Generations
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