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
Jack Farber recalls his childhood, family life, and experience of anti-Semitic attitudes while growing up in north Philadelphia. He describes his entrepreneurial beginnings of starting a delivery business while in college, his time working as an accountant, and his work at Butcher and Sherrerd brokerage firm. Furthermore, he provides accounts of the effects of City Stores bankruptcy and liquidation and the reorganization of Philadelphia Industries and CSS. He discusses his work with the American Jewish Committee and his service on the Board of Trustees at Jefferson University.
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.
- Jack Farber Oral History, February 8, 1996
- Jewish merchants, Jewish families, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Farber, Jack
- Personal Names:
- Greenfield, Albert M.
- Geographic Subject:
- Philadelphia (Pa.)
- Organization / Building:
- Brith Israel (Philadelphia, Pa.), University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pa.), Price Waterhouse (Firm), Butcher and Sherrerd (Philadelphia, Pa.), Philadelphia Industries, CSS, City Stores, Rapidforms (Philadelphia, Pa.), American Jewish Committee, Thomas Jefferson University
- 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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