format: Oral History

  • Elizabeth Radinsky, former Associate Executive Director of Jewish Child Care Association of New York, speaks on the merger of the Brooklyn Hebrew Orphan Asylum and Jewish Child Care Association and the increased efficiency and effectiveness after the merger.


  • Lawrence B. Buttenwieser, Board member of Montefiore Medical Center and key figure in UJA-Federation, speaks on the Jewishness of Montefiore.


  • Alfred P. Miller, former CEO of F•E•G•S Health and Human Services System, speaks on giving as a child and giving as paramount to Jews.


  • David Sacks, Attorney and former Board member of the Stephen Wise free synagogue, speaks on his early religious education as a reform, German – American Jew, and attending the Stephen Wise free synagogue on Sundays in Carnegie Hall.


  • Ansie Sokoloff, civic leader and singer, speaks on Israel.


  • Helen Drook, Former Assistant Director of Immigrant Services at the UJA Federation of New York currently Senior Staff Attorney with the Immigrant Protection Unit New York Legal Assistance Group, speaks on her experiences as a Jewish child in the Soviet Union.


  • Richard Schwartz, garment industry business executive, speaks on the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, its political connections and the impact on the Garment industry.



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