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0:07 - Introduction 0:38 - Helena's Family Background and Their Move to the United States

Keywords: America; Association for the Promotion of Skilled Trades; chicken farm; Connecticut; family background; family history; heritage; immigration; migration; Obchestvo Remeslenogo Truda; ORT; roots; singing; song; The Society for Handicraft and Agricultural Work among the Jews of Russia; U.S.; United States; US; USA

2:47 - Helena Remembers Her Early Childhood in Germany 4:28 - Helena Describes Growing Up in a Jewish Home

Keywords: American Jewry; American Jews; childhood; European Jewry; European Jews; Jewish home; Jewish identity; Jewish tradition; Orthodox; Passover; Pesach; peysekh; Polish language; Rosh Hashanah; rosheshone; Yiddish language; Yom Kippur

8:27 - Helena Recalls Her Mother's Cooking 10:21 - Helena Explains the Secrecy Surrounding Stories from the Old Country 12:08 - Helena Describes Her Childhood Home in Southington, Connecticut 15:53 - The Importance of Books and Art in Helena's Family 18:12 - The Political Atmosphere in Helena's Childhood Home 19:18 - Helena Talks About Her Jewish and Non-Jewish Childhood Friends

Keywords: childhood; dance; dancing; friendship; Hebrew; Hebrew school; hora; Jewish culture; Jewish-non-Jewish relations; New Haven, Connecticut; singing; songs; Southington, Connecticut; Zionism

23:49 - The Importance of Jewish Culture to Helena in Her Childhood 26:12 - Helena's Jewish and Non-Jewish Education

Keywords: BA; Bachelor's degree; college; education; Hebrew school; Israel; Maine; Massachusetts; political activism; rabbi; Reconstructionist Rabbinical School; teacher; teaching; undergraduate degree; university; Wheaton College; yeshiva

29:44 - Passover Seders with Helena's Family 31:45 - Helena's Political Activism in the 1960s and Her Shifting Relationship to Judaism 36:39 - Helena's Involvement in the Feminist Movement in the 1960s and 1970s 45:27 - The Influence of the Civil Rights and Gay Rights Movements on Helena 48:16 - Klezmer, Yiddishkayt, and Helena's Jewish Identity 50:42 - Finding a Home in Yiddish and Building a Relationship with Poland

Keywords: art; Holocaust; Poland; Polish Jewish history; Polish Jewry; restoration; Shabbat; Shabbos; shabes; singing; synagogue; Yiddish culture; Yiddish language; Yiddish song

62:04 - Helena's Thoughts on Transmitting Jewish Heritage to Younger Generations 64:20 - Helena's Shifting Relationship with Yiddish Throughout Her Lifetime

Keywords: Adrienne Cooper; Gratz College; heritage; KlezKamp; klezmer; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; San Francisco, California; Shabbat; Shabbos; shabes; Yiddish culture; Yiddish learning; Yiddish teacher; YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

70:13 - Helena on Transmitting Jewish Heritage to Her Nephew 73:19 - Helena Discusses Art, History, and Yiddish Poetry 75:09 - Helena on Celebrating Shabbos Today 77:36 - Helena Discusses Jewish-Polish Relationships Today 78:51 - The Role of Language in Transmitting Culture, and Helena's Relationship with Yiddish Today 82:16 - Helena's Thoughts on the Future of Yiddish 82:51 - Helena Sings "Shnirele Perele" 84:50 - Helena's Advice for Future Generations
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