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

Nancy Ferst discusses her religious education and youth group involvement importance of Jewish camp, interactions with non-Jews particularly during holidays and her work with Federation and Jewish campus groups. As a Jewish woman, she elaborates upon opportunities closed to women and the difference in gender roles and responsibility within family.

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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.

Record Details

Title:
Nancy Ferst Oral History, November 24, 1997
Subject:
Jewish women, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Narrator:
Ferst, Nancy
Date:
1997-11-24
Language:
English
Personal Names:
Schneirov, Mimi
Geographic Subject:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Organization / Building:
Beth Emeth Congregation (Philadelphia, Pa.), NFTY, Project PRIDE (Philadelphia, Pa.), Federation of Jewish Agencies of Greater Philadelphia
Repository Collection:
Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History Oral Histories
Type:
Oral Histories
Contact:
Contact SCRC for the audio recording corresponding to this transcript.
Transcript Identifier:
TOHFCJZ2016020017

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Transcript Note

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About This Collection

Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History Oral Histories

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The Feinstein Center for American Jewish History promotes the study of the of the Philadelphia Jewish community.
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