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
Judy Bitman Wortman discusses her life, from her birth in Brooklyn as a fraternal twin in 1947 to her position as executive vice-president of the Jewish Federation of Delaware. Stressing her long commitment to Judaism, social work and the Jewish community, she details her family life, personal growth, and role as a social services leader and a Jewish woman in the Twentieth century.
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.
- Judy Bitman Wortman Oral History, August 8, 1998
- Jewish women, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Bitman Wortman, Judy
- Personal Names:
- Wortman, Judy Bitman, Block, Minni Levin, Block, Harry, Bitman,Ida Goldman, Bitman, John, Wortman,David, Becker, Harold, Slavin, Sy, Wasserman, Howard, Charish, Howard, Kahn, Ernie, Strauss, Helaine, Ukeles, Jack, Bernhardt, Ellen, Kravitz, Clara, Wasserman, Ari, Wasserman, Mira, Wortman, Noah, Wortman, Shoshana
- Geographic Subject:
- Philadelphia (Pa.), Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.), Cherry Hill (N.J.), Wilmington (Del.), Pottstown (Pa.)
- Organization / Building:
- Jewish Federation of Delaware, Congregation Beth Sholom (Elkins Park, Pa.), Girls' High School (Philadelphia, Pa.), YMHA, Jewish Community Centers Association, Jewish Welfare Board, Hillel Foundation, Ukeles Associates, Columbia University, Temple 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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