Respondent
Butler, Chantze
Interview Date
February 20, 1995
Abstract
Respondent Educator, affiliated with Jewish Education Institute (JEI)
[T1S1] Respondent mentions courtship, marriage to Donald; her orthodox beliefs; childhood; compares living in Boston to Pittsburgh; her children; family connection to Israel. Respondent describes involvement with Hillel Academy; children's college education. Respondent details involvement with Friends of Jewish Patients, a support network for organ transplant patients in Pittsburgh, how it started. Respondent mentions orthodox community in Pittsburgh. Respondent talks about working for JEI. Respondent discusses Community Day School; Jewish education; financing Jewish schools; new Jewish community building; growth in community. Respondent lists her accomplishments. Respondent talks about JEI's support of Sunday schools. Respondent mentions Russian immigrants in Pittsburgh.
[T1S2] Respondent talks about differences between first, second wave of Russian Jewish immigrants. Respondent explains how her parents' families settled in Palestine; why parents emigrated to U.S. Respondent describes father's life in U.S.; life as Orthodox Zionists; her education. Respondent talks about family in Israel; her trips to Israel; her grandchildren; passing on religious tradition. Respondent discusses problems facing Jewish education; lack of Jewish home life today; importance of Sabbath during her childhood. Respondent continues talking about demise of family in today's society.
Subjects
Boston (Mass.); Education; Friends of Jewish Patients (Pittsburgh, Pa.); Hillel Academy (Pittsburgh, Pa.); Emigration and immigration; Israel; Jewish Education Institute (Pittsburgh, Pa.); Zionism
City
Boston, MA
Work
Jewish Education Institute
Residence
Squirell Hill
Length (hours)
1
Interviewer1
Adelson, Ruth
Interviewer2
Apple, Natalie
Indexer
Frisque
Collateral Materials
Box 100 FF 39
Identifier
ais196440.063
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh