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
Jane Doe, public official, talks about her childhood, family history, education, and involvement in music. She sung in university choir and in churches, was involved in music as a child and vocal training, as well as had professional singing work. She further discusses her involvement in the local community, local politics, her election to city council, and service on numerous corporate boards. Doe ends her interview by discussing racial and gender-motivated decisions in politics, her children and grandchildren, and the issues faced by Jewish professionals within the community.
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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