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
Carole Karsch discusses her process of getting involved in the local Jewish community, her work and school experiences at Penn, and her efforts to make Penn aware of Jewish concerns. She elaborates on changes that were made to the Federation fundraising model and the challenges of "professionalizing" Federation operations. In addition, she focuses upon her connection to Har Zion.
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.
- Carole Karsch Oral History, January 25, 1999
- Jewish women, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Karsch, Carole
- Personal Names:
- Rose, Ryda, Williams, Jane, Aiken, Mike, Hackney, Sheldon, 1933-2013
- Geographic Subject:
- Philadelphia (Pa.)
- Organization / Building:
- Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Pa.), Har Zion Temple (Philadelphia, Pa.), University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pa.), Benjamin Franklin Society (Philadelphia, Pa.), Gratz College (Philadelphia, Pa.)
- 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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