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

Discussions with Sarah Chislom and Herschel Pogerabout instruction to CST high school students



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



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



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



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.

Fri, November 15 2019 17 Cheshvan 5780