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

Marciene S. Mattleman, former executive director of Philadelphia Reads and Philadelphia Futures, discusses her early life, remembering the creation of Israel, career, and education at Temple University. She talks of her teaching jobs at schools in Cheltenham Township and Lynnewood before marriage and having children and her family's current lives, including her grandchildren and their Jewish traditions. Mattleman then discusses her involvement and appointment to Mayor Wilson Goode's Commission on Literacy which lead to working on Philadelphia Futures and other programs which include Elementary Program for Inner City Teaching at Temple and the national America Reads challenge under President Bill Clinton.

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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

Marciene S. Mattleman Oral History, April 13, 1998
Jewish women, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Mattleman, Marciene S.
Personal Names:
Mattleman, Marciene S., Mattleman, Herman, Goode, Wilson, Rizzo, Frank, Lang, Eugene, Clinton, Bill, 1946-
Geographic Subject:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Organization / Building:
Temple University (Philadelphia, Pa.), Har Zion Temple (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Repository Collection:
Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History Oral Histories
Oral Histories
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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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