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0:00 - Introduction 1:05 - Rita Describes Her Family Background on Her Father's Side

Keywords: 1900s; 1910s; America; ancestry; aunts; Bronx; family background; family history; father; furrier; heritage; immigrants; immigration; Kalush, Ukraine; Kalusz; labor union; Lower East Side; migration; New York City; parents; roots; U.S.; uncles; United States; US; waiter

8:15 - Rita's Family Background on Her Mother's Side

Keywords: family background; family history; father; furrier; Galicia; Kalush, Ukraine; Kalusz; labor union; mother; Olesk'o, Ukraine; Olesko, Ukraine; parents; Poland; workers' strikes

12:55 - Rita Describes Her Family's Life After Coming to the United States

Keywords: 1930s; aunt; childhood; Down syndrome; Down's syndrome; marriage; names; parents; pregnancy

17:36 - Rita Remembers Her Childhood Home in the Bronx

Keywords: 1930s; Bathgate Avenue; Bronx; childhood; childhood home; Great Depression; New York City; school; Washington Avenue

22:34 - Rita Recounts a Traumatic Childhood Illness 25:35 - Rita's Education and the Languages Spoken in Her Home

Keywords: 1930s; 1940s; adolescence; American Jewry; assimilation; childhood; education; English language; junior high school; middle school; poetry; teenage years; Yiddish language

32:03 - Rita Discusses the Significance of Her Hebrew School Education

Keywords: 1930s; adolescence; American citizenship; childhood; death; education; Evander Childs High School; father; feminism; Hebrew language; Hebrew school; Jewish holidays; Judaism; kashres; kashrus; kashrut; kashruth; kosher; loss; mother; parents; rebbetzin; Shabbat; Shabbos; shabes; teenage years; uncle; Yiddish newspapers

39:12 - Rita Recalls Discovering Relatives on JewishGen

Keywords: ancestry; family history; father; genealogy; heritage; JewishGen; Judaism; mother; roots; uncle

44:58 - Speaking to Strangers in Yiddish While Traveling

Keywords: Italy; Jewish identity; Jewishness; Judaism; Paris, France; Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish culture; Yiddish language

48:52 - Rita Tells the Story of Founding the Commack Jewish Center

Keywords: child-rearing; children; college; Commack Jewish Center; Commack, New York; daughter; education; engagement; houses; husband; marriage; parenthood; parenting; pregnancy; school; spouse

58:28 - Rita Discusses Raising Her Daughters in a Jewish Household

Keywords: children; Commack Jewish Center; Conservative Judaism; daughters; death; Jewish household; Judaism; kashres; kashrus; kashrut; kashruth; kosher; loss; parenting; parents; pregnancy; seders; Shabbat; Shabbos; shabes; Yiddishkayt; Yiddishkeit; yidishkayt; yidishkeyt

62:13 - Rita Recounts Her Vacation in Tahiti and Having Her Son, Daniel 66:31 - Rita on the Intersection of Her Judaism and Her Feminism

Keywords: college; Conservative Judaism; daughters; feminism; feminist; girls' education; Hadassah; Hebrew school; Israel; National Organization for Women; NOW; psychology; social work; women's education; women's movements; women's rights; Young Judea

76:10 - Rita Describes the Jewish Identities of Her Grandchildren

Keywords: Birthright; children; Conservative Judaism; cultural transmission; grandchildren; grandmother; grandparents; intergenerational transmission of culture; Israel; Jewish culture; Jewish identity; Jewishness; Judaism; Orthodox Judaism; son; Yiddishkayt; Yiddishkeit; yidishkayt; yidishkeyt; Young Judea

84:55 - Rita's Closing Thoughts and Her Hopes for Future Generations

Keywords: cultural transmission; grandchildren; Hebrew language; intergenerational transmission of culture; Jewish identity; Judaism; Yiddish expressions; Yiddish speakers; Yiddish words

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