Chotiner, Henrietta
Interview Date
January 13, 1976
Chotiner, Henrietta, instructor of Hebrew at the Hebrew Institute in Pittsburgh; date of birth, July 7, 1906;
[T1S1] family history; Romanian ancestry on maternal side; genealogy of mother's family; immigrants from Austria/Hungary on father's side; genealogy of father's family; list of her siblings; early life in West Elizabeth; father's death and subsequent family move to Oakland section of Pittsburgh; education, Bellefield Public School, Madison School, Schenley High School, and University of Pittsburgh; degree in languages; teacher and student at Hebrew Institute (HI) while still in high school; practice teaching at Schenley High School; job offer at HI; mother's remarriage and move to Hartford, CN; Orthodox family; early recollections of Jewish holidays and trips to Pittsburgh for kosher meats; music lessons;
[T1S2] importance of education in family; childhood illnesses; high school memories; member, Delta Phi Epsilon at University of Pittsburgh; teacher at Rodef Shalom and Young Men and Women's Hebrew Association; use of Ivrit B'Ivrit (Hebrew in Hebrew) method; discussion of teaching methods; Hebrew teacher, Columbus Hebrew School, Columbus, OH; bookkeeper for HI, beginning 1932; retirement from teaching in 1971; friction with education director at HI; HI's move to Squirrel Hill location in 1944; Israel Abrams, Principal, Solomon Abrams, director of Religious Activities at that time
[T2S3] No abstract for this side.
[T2S4] Blank.
Education; Hebrew Institute; West Elizabeth (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Birth Date
Length (hours)
Berkman, Selma
Kruman, Estelle
Collateral Materials
Box 100 FF 46
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