Jeske

I interviewed my mom, Iva Jeske. The interview was about our Jewish ancestors, and other family traditions.

Escaping from the Nazis

“My grandmother didn’t want to leave, and my mother, very bravely at age 24 went back to Prague and got her mother and her younger sister Mimi out of Prague with great difficulty… on the last train before Hitler marched...

Us during Stonewall and after…

The photo featured here is from 1992, our first year together. When Stonewall happened, neither of us knew. We became a couple in Chicago 23 years later. The chorus of CeCe Peniston’s “Finally,” a tune that was popular during our...

Growing up in a multicultural household and experiencing culture shock and bullying

A 15 year old and 13 year old talk about what it’s like going from being the majority to being the minority. They explain what it was like to grow up with multiple cultures and being different from everyone around...

From the Soviet Union to America – a story of hard work and a good amount of luck

In this interview, I discuss with my father his immigration experience from the Soviet Union to the United States. As a jew living in the Soviet Union, he saw limited opportunities and knew he needed to get out. He describes...

The great thanksgiving listen

In this, I interviewed my grandma Darlene Liss. We discussed her childhood and important things in her life.

A Conversion with an Iranian- American LGBTQ Couple: Danny and Ardalan

An insight into the life of an Iranian-American LGBTQ couple. Life in Germany versus the US as Iranian LGBTQ’s. Danny and Ardalan’s historical family business and their work running one of the first Iranian LGBTQ nonprofit organizations.

Interview About My Jewish Heritage

Through an interview with my Grandpa, I learn about where my family came from. My grandpa talks about moving from Hoboken, NJ to a chicken farm in Central New Jersey and how he was a first generation college student.

Honors College interview of Rabbi Victor

Rabbi Victor discusses the intersection and intertwining of gay and Jewish identities in his life.

Dylan Caine (16) Asks His Mother, Shelly Pesick-Caine (56), About Her Detroit Youth, Jewish Ancestry, and Worldview

In this interview, conducted on Thanksgiving, 2015 in a suburb of Cleveland, Dylan Caine (16) asks his mother, Shelly Pesick-Caine (56), about her quintessentially American upbringing in the suburbs of Detroit. Born into a caring and hardworking family of six,...

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.

Family member interview

I, Benny Greenspan, interviewed my grandfather about our family’s Jewish history

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...

Thanksgiving Conversation with Grandpa

In this interview, my 85 year old grandfather Yale Rosenstein talks about his childhood, his parents, his Judaism, and the life that he has built in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh.

Surrounded by death

Interviewing my Bonus-Dad who was born in Belgium and is Jewish, he grew up right after the holocost, and during the Cold War. Learning more about his childhood.

Learning about grandma

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

“The ultimate meaning:” A Classics Publisher

It’s a go-to book series, an encyclopedia of Jewish, Catholic, Protestant and Islamic thinkers: Paulist Press’ “Classics of Western Spirituality.” And it was started under the leadership of Paulist Fr. Kevin Lynch. In this interview, Fr. Kevin, age 93, talks...