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

Debra Kodish discusses her experience of anti-Semitism in Cleveland suburbs, tension with her parents over political and cultural views, and her discovery of Jewish communities. She elaborates on the start of the Philadelphia Folklore Project, her plans for life after the Project and her sense of Jewish identity and tradition.

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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:
Debra Kodish Oral History, April 20, 1998
Subject:
Jewish women, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Narrator:
Kodish, Debra
Date:
1998-04-20
Language:
English
Geographic Subject:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Organization / Building:
Philadelphia Folklore Project (Philadelphia, Pa.), University of Texas, American Folklore Society
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:
TOHFCJZ2016020022

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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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