Jewish roots

This is an interview about my dad and his relationship to his father. He speaks of my grandpa’s escape from the Nazis during World War 2 and about our Jewish roots.

War Can’t Destruct Love

“My childhood was actually great!” In November of 2018, ninth grade student, Olivia Foxman interviewed her grandmother, Shelly Foxman. Olivia learns about Shelly’s admirable  childhood post World War ll. Shelly’s story starts in 1951 in Chicago, but her family’s story originates...

Zev and Saba

In this interview, I talk with my grandfather about his childhood in a work camp in Ukraine. His parents were killed as victims of the Holocaust and moved in with adoptive parents in Romania at age 5. We also discuss...

An interview with a co-worker

My co-worker agreed to talk with me about being Jewish. She gave insights about her own experiences along with her family’s customs/heritage.

Religion and God

We talked about religion and particularly Judaism, its beliefs and God. Moreover, we talked about how they relate to each other.

Lydia interviews Nanny

Lydia interviews her grandmother about her family and childhood.

StoryCorp history project: Mannon Kaplan

I interview my grandfather about his Jewish identity and his parents and grandparents

Immigrating to the United States from the Soviet Union

An interview of life in the Soviet Union and immigration to the United States. The interview was conducted with a grandparent who lived in the Soviet Union.

Papa and Maya

Maya Bloss, 11 years old, interviews her grandfather, Bruce Frankel, 74 years old, on Thanksgiving, 2019 #greatlisten2019

Interview with my Jewish friend

Just a test but it’s cool anyway my dude

Daniel Wolf and his grandma Sheila Goldfarb discuss Sheila’s interesting and eventful life

This interview took place on November 24, 2017 in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. The interviewer is Daniel Wolf, who is interviewing his grandma, Sheila Goldfarb. The interview talks about Sheila’s childhood, teen years, adult life, having children, and her eventual...

Celebrating 40+ Years

After 40 year’s of being the Executive Director of Hillel at San Diego State University, Jackie Tolley is retiring. Listening to her stories about her work, family, and wisdom and passion is commerable and special. It was something that needed...

Jack Noble interviews his grandfather Alan Mensch on his life and his accomplishments

Jack Noble interviews Alan Mensh on November 22nd in Arnold Maryland starting with his childhood and school experiences as Jew. Then they discuss his jobs as a teenager until he joined the army as a medic during the war. Finally...

Interviewing Barbara Levine, my amazing grandmother!

I asked my grandmother about her childhood and how she wants to affect the world. I generated an understanding of how our major family tradition is to to good in the world.

Life story interview for English

My friend yonatan explained what his ancestors lives were like and how his parents came to this country. He also talked about the Jewish religion and what his family does

Ralph talks about his identity and family of origins, not wanting to be in a box, and his desire for community.

Ralph grew up in Philadelphia. He describes his family’s values of kindness, growing up with a mother who was bi-polar, and his constant desire for community. He speaks on his identity, age, and speaking one’s mind. He moved to San...

APUSH Great Listen

I am speaking with my mom, Maria Kivel, about her experience in the U.S.

Lynn Brenner Part III

I interviewed Lynn about her childhood home in Paterson, NJ and other homes and significant experiences.