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HISTORY

2015  First interview (Rabbi Arnie Sleutelberg)
Discussion with Lorelei (administrator) about feasibility of web site: Jewish
Journeys

Discussions with Sarah Chisholm and Herschel Poger about instruction to CST high school students

2016   Training for CST high school students: 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/29, 3/7, 3/21
Interview with William Hoffman (student Adena Collins)
2 interviews on site
Website development
Preparation for opening of site

2017
October 8, 2017 Opening of site & presentation: Advantages/Disadvantages of Oral History/Overview of JJ project
Interviewer training:
Participants: Larry Brooker, Cary Levy, Stacy Ziegenfelder, Brian Yamstein, Mary Chezick, Cary Levy, Carolyn Comai
5 interviews collected (end of training of interviewers)
December: 9 interviews collected

2018

Meetings with Interviewers: Larry Brooker, Cary Levy, Stacy Ziegenfelder
Development of themes
Classification of interviews by eight themes:
Anti-Semitism, Conversion, Doctrine, Holocaust, Immigration, Jewish Gentile Relations, Observance, Upbringing

November: 18 interviews on site
 

2019
January: 25 interviews collected (interviewers: Larry Brooker, Cary Levy, Dena Scher, Stacy Ziegenfelder)
February 1, 2019: JJ Shabbat—Reb Aura, Cary Levy & Dena Scher

Discussion of transcripts & attempts to raise donations for transcripts
Use of online service (Fiverr) for some transcripts
Continued work on getting index or transcript for each interview

May: 26 interviews collected
June: 28 interviews collected

August: 30 interviews collected
Accounting started

Transition to new website

Work with Lorelei on making a web page for each inteviewee
Continued transcriptions or index for each interviewee

Addition of individual pages with transcript or index for each interviewee

Discussion of ideas for presentations
November: 30 interviews collected; 25 on JJ web site

 

We are proud to have Rabbi Arnie Sleutelberg as our first interviewee. Here is a snippet of his family’s incredible history.

If you would like to hear the complete interview, please click here.

Tue, January 21 2020 24 Tevet 5780