Respondent
Hailperin, Celia Moss
Interview Date
1975
Abstract
Celia Moss Hailperin, a wife, mother, and social worker who served as director, Eastern Division Scholarship Program for the American Red Cross, director of Social Services at Montefiore Hospital; and president of Beaver County National Council of Jewish Women;
[T1S1] her recent trip to Hawaii to visit her daughter; daughter's career in psychiatric social work; a list of her siblings; maternal grandfather, originator of Hebrew Free Loan Association (HFLA); discussion about HFLA; family gatherings during holidays; history of both sets of grandparents; father's profession, Pittsburgh city detective; more family history; family affiliation with Tree of Life Synagogue;
[T1S2] education, Schenley High School, Pittsburgh Teachers Training School; teaching at Columbus School on the North Side; volunteer work at Irene Kaufmann Settlement, after school girls program, and Emma Kaufmann Camp; marriage to Nathan Moss after one year of teaching; completion of Bachelors degree in education after marriage; move to Beaver, PA; volunteer language teacher of immigrants at University of Pittsburgh; becomes member, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) of Beaver; teaching reading and writing to adults for NCJW; becomes president of the Beaver chapter; establishes Council House of Beaver County; employment by the county commissioners office; begins social work studies in 1941 at the University of Pittsburgh; field work during education with Children's Agency and Montefiore Hospital; employment with Deshone Veterans Hospital in Butler, PA; leaves Deshone to work as director of Social Work Scholarships, Eastern Division, American Red Cross; becomes director of Social Services, Montefiore Hospital after two years; moves to Pittsburgh;
[T2S3] daughter's education, career, and family;
[T2S4] Blank
[T3S5] second marriage to Rabbi Herman Hailperin; their children from previous marriages; Rabbi Hailperin, a Rashi Scholar; travels together; Rabbi Hailperin's retirement from Tree of Life Synagogue; trip to Israel, Hawaii, and Manila; husband's education and background; description of Rabbi Hailperin; more travels; his death in 1972; donation of his library to Duquesne University; the Herman Hailperin Collection Room at Duquesne;
[T4S6] Blank
[T4S7] contains information, but because of poor audio, is unclear.
Subjects
Education; Hailperin, Herman; Rabbis; Social service; Synagogues; Tree of Life Congregation (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Length (hours)
3
Interviewer1
Meth, Jean
Interviewer2
Simon
Indexer
Levine
Collateral Materials
Box 102 FF 16
Identifier
ais196440.182
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh