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0:17 - Introduction 0:35 - Leonard's Family Background in Izyaslav, Ukraine

Keywords: anti-Semitism; family background; family history; heritage; immigration; Izyaslav, Ukraine; migration; roots; Russia; World War 1; World War I; WW1; WWI

6:04 - Leonard's Memories of His Childhood Home in Boston, Massachusetts

Keywords: bilingualism; bobe (grandmother); Boston, Massachusetts; bubbie; challah; childhood; English language; grandmother; grandson; Jewish food; kosher; Yiddish language; Yiddish speaker

9:31 - Growing Up in the West End of Boston

Keywords: "The Urban Villagers"; barber; barbershop; Boston, Massachusetts; Charles River; childhood; Jewish shops; Spring Street; tenements; West End, Boston; Yiddish language

16:58 - Growing Up in a Multigenerational Home

Keywords: 1920s; 1930s; childhood home; grandparents; grandson; Great Depression; immigration; migration; multigenerational home; poverty

20:53 - Religious Observance in Leonard's Childhood

Keywords: bar mitzvah; bar-mitsve; childhood; ethical religion; Judaism; religious observance; schul; shul; synagogue

23:27 - Music, Politics, and Anti-Semitism in Leonard's Childhood

Keywords: anti-Semitism; antisemitism; childhood; Jewish music; politics; radio; religion

27:13 - Leonard's Experience as a First-Generation American in Boston

Keywords: Aleph Zadik Aleph; AZA; B'nai B'rith Youth Organization; BBYO; Boston, Massachusetts; Jewish youth organizations; war bonds

29:19 - Leonard Recalls His Decision to Make a Career of Acting

Keywords: 1940s; acting; actor; Boston College; California; Elizabeth Peabody House; settlement houses; theater; theatre; West End House

33:29 - Leonard's Childhood Jobs and His Work in California

Keywords: 1940s; acting; actor; Boston Common; Boston, Massachusetts; California; childhood; college; family; greeting card shop; jobs; newspapers; Pearl Harbour Day; tabloids; vacuum cleaners; work

37:39 - Leonard's Early Experiences with Yiddish Theater

Keywords: acting; actor; Awake and Sing!; Boris Sagal; Maurice Schwartz; Yiddish theater; Yiddish theatre

47:23 - Leonard's Renewed Interest in Yiddish and Yiddish Theater

Keywords: "Afn veg shteyt a boym"; "Oyfn veg shteyt a boym (On the road stands a tree)"; Chaim Tauber; psychiatrist; Yiddish language; Yiddish Shakespeare; Yiddish theater; Yiddish theatre

52:21 - Leonard Recalls His Grandfather's Support for His Aspirations in Acting

Keywords: acting; actor; father; grandfather; grandson; son; zaidie; zayde; zaydie; zeyde (grandfather); zeydie

54:39 - Leonard Recalls His Childhood Shuls

Keywords: cantor; childhood; frum; Orthodox Judaism; religious observance; schul; shul; synagogue

59:24 - Using the Shin Symbol as Spock's "Live Long and Prosper" Greeting

Keywords: Jewish symbol; Judaism; schul; shin; shul; Spock; Star Trek; synagogue

66:02 - The Parallels Between Spock as an Alien and the Jewish Experience in the Diaspora

Keywords: alien; Diaspora; Jews; Judaism; marginalization; minority; Spock; Star Trek

67:16 - Leonard Describes Growing Up with Jewish Values 68:35 - Leonard Discusses the Difficulty of Finding a Jewish Community in California

Keywords: 1940s; 1950s; California; High Holidays; Jewish community; Maurice Schwartz; Yiddish language; Yiddish speaker

71:16 - Leonard's Experience Returning to Yiddish Later in Life

Keywords: Janet Hadda; Jewish identity; psychiatrist; Yiddish language; Yiddish speaker

73:51 - The Impact of Leonard's Jewish Upbringing on His Values as an Adult

Keywords: acting; actor; army; family; father; Jewish values; jobs; Judaism; marriage; Maurice Schwartz; parenthood; responsibility; taxi driver; work ethic

77:05 - Leonard on How the West End Has Changed, and His Identity as a West Ender

Keywords: Boston, Massachusetts; Catholic Church; childhood; immigrant neighborhood; nostalgia; West End; West End of Boston; West Ender

81:19 - Leonard Recalls Returning to Boston to Play Tevye

Keywords: acting; actor; Boston, Massachusetts; Fiddler on the Roof; musical theater; Vincent; Yiddish theater; Yiddish theatre

85:02 - Exploring Roots in Russia During the Production of "Star Trek: The Voyage Home"

Keywords: "Star Trek: The Voyage Home"; 1980s; 1986; cemetery; directing; director; family; film; gravestone; graveyard; heritage; Izyaslav, Ukraine; movie; Nimoy family; roots; Russia; Start Trek; Zaslav

98:53 - Leonard's Family Photographs

Keywords: family; grandfather; mother; photographs; pictures; Russia; uncles

101:35 - Leonard Talks About Passing on Values and Traditions as a Parent

Keywords: child-rearing; children; ethics; family; fatherhood; Jewish values; parenthood; parenting; son; tradition; work ethic

103:24 - The Place of Yiddish in Leonard's Life Today

Keywords: Yiddish language; Yiddish literature; Yiddish short stories; Yiddish speaker

107:41 - The Yiddish of Leonard's Childhood, and His Thoughts on the Future of Yiddish

Keywords: childhood; future of Yiddish; Yiddish language; Yiddish sayings; Yiddish speaker

109:45 - Leonard's Advice to Future Generations

Keywords: acting; actor; advice; ancestry; Boston, Massachusetts; Golda Meir; heritage; Holocaust; Jewish culture; Jewish history; legacy; roots; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII

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