Oral History Collection

The Nicki Newman Tanner

Oral History Collection

As part of JWA’s mission to expand the narrative of Jewish history, we have collected and recorded hundreds of interviews with leaders, activists, and community members across the United States, documenting their encounters with major events and movements of the 20th and 21st centuries and the many ways that gender, class, place, and religious and ethnic identities have shaped women’s lives. With generous support from Nicki Newman Tanner,  Mass Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, we are proud to make these interviews and transcripts available to the public. All entries include transcripts; audio or video recordings are also available where narrator permissions allow. 

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Martha Bergadine

Project
Katrina's Jewish Voices

Rosalind Hinton interviewed Martha Bergadine on November 3, 2006, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as a part of the Katrina's Jewish Voices Oral History Project. Rabbi Bergadine discusses her journey to Judaism, her work with the Jewish Federation, the impact of Hurricane Katrina on Baton Rouge, and the sense of community that emerged from the disaster.

Barbara Jacobs

Project
Katrina's Jewish Voices

Rosalind Hinton interviewed Barbara Jacobs on November 5, 2006, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as part of the Katrina's Jewish Voices Oral History Project. Jacobs recounts her Reform upbringing in Indiana, her experiences in New Orleans, including Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, her love for music, the loss of her home and piano, and her strong connection to New Orleans, Judaism, and her family.

Erich Sternberg

Project
Katrina's Jewish Voices

Rosalind Hinton interviewed Erich Sternberg on November 5, 2006, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as part of the Katrina's Jewish Voices Oral History Project. Sternberg talks about his experiences of discrimination, his role as President of the Jewish Federation, the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Baton Rouge Jewish community, and his reflections on the response to the storm.

Donna Sternberg

Project
Katrina's Jewish Voices

Rosalind Hinton interviewed Donna Sternberg on November 28, 2006, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as part of the Katrina's Jewish Voices Oral History Project. Sternberg discusses her upbringing, pro-Israel activism, and involvement in organizing disaster relief for Hurricane Katrina, reflecting on the impact on the Jewish community and government response.

Steven Winkler

Project
Katrina's Jewish Voices

Rosalind Hinton interviewed Steven Winkler on November 28, 2006, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as part of the Katrina's Jewish Voices Oral History Project. Winkler details his Jewish upbringing in Georgia, his career as a hospital administrator, and his involvement in the recovery efforts after Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, emphasizing his dedication to healthcare and community service.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Oral History Collection." (Viewed on February 23, 2024) <http://jwa.org/oralhistories>.