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

Susan Jaffe discusses her family's history specifically her father's departure from Germany in the 1930s. She recalls her early careers in education, receiving a degree speech pathology from Temple, and her work with the American Jewish Committee and the Committee on Status of Women. Her efforts to integrate Philadelphia organizations and events, work with women's groups of other faiths and her work with other women to raise political profile are described. Susan explains her work with Women's Way and United Way, her attempts to repair the rifts between the two organizations and the roles that she played on boards to help improve life and other matters in Philadelphia.

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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.

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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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