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
Ellen Frankel discusses her political involvement and activity during the 1960s, her work at Jewish Publication Society, and their mission to publish books for all denominations within Judaism. She stresses the importance of folk stories and traditions in perpetuating Jewish culture and openly speaks to Jewish groups about women's roles and contributions.
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.
- Ellen Frankel Oral History, August 5, 1998
- Jewish women, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Frankel, Ellen
- Personal Names:
- Szold, Henrietta, 1860-1945, Potok, Chaim, Eisay, Jane
- Geographic Subject:
- Philadelphia (Pa.), Lancaster (Pa.)
- Organization / Building:
- Jewish Publication Society, Princeton University, American Jewish Committee
- Repository Collection:
- Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History Oral Histories
- Oral Histories
- Contact SCRC for the audio recording corresponding to this transcript.
- Transcript Identifier:
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