Simone Nied and Diana Carlson

[Recorded: Friday, July 21, 2023] This One Small Step conversation was recorded in Charlottesville, Virginia as part of the Sorensen Institute’s summer High School Leaders Program in 2023. Simone Nied (16) is from Virginia Beach and Diana Carlson (16) is...

Asking my Dad about his childhood and life now

we talked about some of his proudest moments of how he’s grown in many ways, his childhood and political memories. We also talked about our ancestry

Jerry Freimark: father, grandfather, great-grandfather, Holocaust survivor

We discussed life in Germany before WWII, coming to America as a Jewish immigrant, and experiences as a Jew in Germany and America.

54 Years of Crazy

Being in love can be difficult, hower if two people love each other so much they make it seem almost as if it’s easy. Just ask Anabelle and Richard Sher. Throughout their journey of being in love, Annabelle and Richard...

Equitable Dinners Stories! Jill Savitt

Jill Savitt is the CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, a partner of Equitable Dinners. She believes that bringing people together, across differences, is the key to understanding and progress. Her background professionally is in contemporary...

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Gail Sinai and Arden Donohue

Arden Donohue (31) and Gail Sinai (62) talk about their friendship, their connections to Judaism, and Central's Mishkan program.

History Project

I talked about my grandfather’s family history. We also talked about what it meant to be Jewish when he was younger.

Learning about grandma

We talked about my grandma's childhood. Also about her life.

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Robbie Callahan and William Franklin

One Small Step partners Robbie Callahan (68) and William "Bill" Franklin (72) discuss becoming aware of the civil rights movement, how they became interested in politics, and having a "minority mindset."

Shabbos smiles

Mushka and Anna are neighbors and they have talk about Shabbos, Covid and children.

Craig Robitaille life

Craig grew up in Chicago, learning from life from a dad who served in the Korean War and he lived in a generation through the Vitenam war. We aslso discussed the adoption process of his children and the stereotyping of...

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Anna Isler and Susan Kurzman

One Small Step partners Anna Isler (23) and Susan "Sue" Kurzman (68) discuss living in Richmond, volunteering at animal shelters, and how they define patriotism.

Sidney Fiarman

We talked about my father’s experience as the child of Jewish immigrants who escaped World War II. He described growing up in an all-immigrant neighborhood in the Bronx in the 1930s.