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
Miriam A. Schneirov discusses her family history involving religion, her mother's involvement in civic organizations, her non-traditional "Jewish" looks, her own education and involvement in Jewish organizations and political activism, all leading to her work as a community leader. She further discusses her work on fundraising and planning committees, work with Federation Allied Jewish Appeal, United Way, and time bringing American Jews to Israel. Schneirov finishes the interview by talking of the difficulties women in leadership positions face, her family responsibilities and role models found in Jewish organizations.
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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