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Oral History

The JHSMW actively seeks to record the history of the Jewish community of MetroWest as told by its residents.

Oral History Committee Chairman: Roger Manshel

The following is a partial list of oral histories recorded by the society:

Interviewee

Interviewer

Date Recorded

Transcribed

Restrictions

Morton Siegler

Paul Newman

8/8/2005

Yes

No

Hon. Leo Yanoff

Roger Manshel

8/26/2005

Yes

No

Bill Furman

Lynn Manshel

9/15/2005

No

No

Irving Cohen

Oscar Lax

9/30/2005

No

No

  Arthur Schechner

      Paul Newman

          9/30/2005

         Yes

             Yes

  Hon. Julius Feinberg

       Oscar Lax

         10/4/2005

          No

              No

Pauline Lewis

Lynn Manshel

11/2/2005

No

No

Emmanuel Blumberg

Oscar Lax

11/11/2005

No

No

Jacqueline Levine

Oscar Lax

11/30/2005

No

No

David Steiner

Oscar Lax

12/15/2005

No

No

Nancy Herman

Oscar Lax

2/1/2005

No

No

Etta Fleishman

Oscar Lax

2/9/2005

Yes

No

    Lester Bornstein

        Oscar Lax

       6/01/2006

             No

                   No 

  Sue Stern Spierman

     Paul Newman

       6/13/2006

             Yes

                   No 

    Warren Grover

       Oscar Lax

       6/27/2006

             No

                   No

  Alice Perkins Gould

       Oscar Lax

        7/07/2006

             Yes

                   No

     Bertha Rudd

        Oscar Lax

        7/17/2006

        Partially

                   No

     Harvey Samo

        Oscar Lax

         7/18/2006

        Partially

                   No

 Max Kleinman  Roger Manshel  7/10/2012  Yes  No

Video Oral Histories

Interviewee

Interviewer

Date Recorded

Transcribed

Restrictions

Irving, Ben and Sam Halper

Paul Newman

2009

No

No

Gail Klebanoff

Paul Newman

2010

No

No

Abner Benisch

Paul Newman

2010

No

No

Frances Goroll   2012 No No

For more information about the program or to volunteer as a recorder or an interviewee, please contact JHSMW Archivist Jill Hershorin jhershorin@jhsmw.org and JHSHMW Executive Director, Linda Forgosh lforgosh@jhsmw.org or by phone at 973-929-2995.