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 Zolot discusses her role as a Jewish community leader through her work with Hadassah, particularly in terms of her presidency of the Philadelphia chapter. In addition, she stresses the importance of her studies with Elsie Chomsky and her sponsorship of research on Jewish women.
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.
- Jane Zolot Oral History, June 2, 1998
- Jewish women, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Zolot, Jane
- Personal Names:
- Heicklen, Jacob, Heicklen, Elka, Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959, Edelstein, Lou, Chomsky, Elsie, 1903-1972, Berman, Evelyn, Zolot, Mickey
- Geographic Subject:
- Philadelphia (Pa.)
- Organization / Building:
- Beth Sholom Congregation (Philadelphia, Pa.), Federation of Jewish Charities (Philadelphia, Pa.), Hadassah Greater Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Pa.), University of Pennsylvania (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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