About this Collection
The Feinstein Center's oral history project consists of 48 interviews which were conducted by staff and volunteers between 1996 and 1999. They sought to capture and record the experiences of Jews who played a significant role in business, political, cultural, educational, philanthropic, and other aspects of the community.
About this Interview
Betsy Cohen, Chairman and CEO of Jefferson Bank in Philadelphia, talks about her family history and childhood in Philadelphia. Her decisions that led to entering law school, her career at Rutgers Law School, the formation of a law firm with her husband, and the launching of several businesses, including Jefferson. She then tals of her experiences with religion, service in various community organizations, and being a passenger on a hijacked plane.
Biographical / Historical Note
"Preserving the Voices of History: The Feinstein Center Jewish Philadelphia Oral History Project" gathered an oral history collection containing the memory of Jews who were central to the growth and development of the Philadelphia Jewish community. The project focused on interviewing Jews who contributed to the integration of Jews in the larger Philadelphia community and on women and how they have integrated being a woman and being Jewish in the twentieth century.
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