Respondent
Sklar, Morris
Interview Date
1990
Abstract
Morris Sklar is a rabbi who served in Valdosta, GA, Oil City, PA, and taught Bar Mitzvahs at Beth Shalom Temple;
[T1S1] parents' emigration from Europe; his birth and early life in Brooklyn, NY; religious education, Yeshiva School, Rabbinical Seminary of America, and City College of New York; his siblings and their place of residence; marriage to Minnie Muskowitz of Elizabeth, PA; his sisters' educations; married life in New York; first position as a rabbi, Valdosta, GA; moves to Pittsburgh to accept a position there; leaves to take a rabbinical position in Oil City, PA, for eleven years; discussion of his three daughters; their education, careers and families; changes in Pittsburgh;
[T1S2] recollections of childhood; his role in founding a synagogue; teaching Bar Mitzvahs at Beth Shalom Temple; his views about children of today; changes in the Bar Mitzvah; his retirement and travels; the Jewish community in Valdosta, GA.
Subjects
Education; Oil City (Pa.); City and town life; Jews--Social life and customs; Synagogues; Beth Shalom Congregation (Pittsburgh, Pa.); Valdosta (Ga.)
Length (hours)
1
Interviewer1
Pollack
Interviewer2
Stolzer, Shirley
Indexer
Zetler, Adrienne
Collateral Materials
Box 106 FF 28
Identifier
ais196440.435
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh