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Israel @ 60

Save the date for these upcoming programs celebrating Israel's 60th Anniversary!

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Do you have question about events or exhibits? If so, please contact:

Cultural Arts Coordinator

A special THanks

Programs and exhibitions in the Cultural Arts department are made possible by generous grants from the Walter and Elise Haas Fund and the Koret Foundation.

StoryCorps Comes to the PJCC




StoryCorps came to the PJCC in April 2008 as part of their national archive project to record the life stories of people throughout the country. Six pairs were chosen to come to the PJCC and record their own personal stories.

These stories will be preserved in the Library of Congress and some may be aired on the StoryCorps broadcasts on public radio. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind.

Below you can enjoy clips from some of the interviews.

Joan Cahen & Claire (Sunny) Grotsky

Sunny discusses the change in the perception of women from 1928 to today and how her feminism began at an early age..

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Fred Cohn & Renee Hawk

At age 7, while living in Shanghai, both parents die leaving Fred Cohn to look after his 1-year-old sister alone.

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Max Frank & Dorith Barzilay

Listen as Max recounts marrying his new bride and and leaving for America at the urging of his father as the war loomed.

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Ruth Eisenman & daughter Shelley Eisenman

In 1969 Ruth Eisenman and her husband embarked on a
trip across Europe in a VW van with their two children. For the children and parents alike, it was a lasting educational experience.

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Nat Starr & daughter Kathy Levi

Explore the rich history of this Canadian born chocolate
lover and discover what may have contibuted to this passion.

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Judy Edelson & Todd Braman

Judy Edelson, former Executive Director of the PJCC, is interviewed by friend and co-worker Todd Braman. Judy
talks about her family and how those experiences prepared her for, and led her to, the choices she has made with her career.

Listen to a clip of this interview...

Learn more about StoryCorps.

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