Respondent
Winograd, Bess
Interview Date
March 19, 1974
Abstract
Bess Winograd was instrumental in founding a synagogue in Rochester, PA, the Beaver Falls Chapter of Hadassah, a Sunday School in Beaver Falls and served as the chairman of the community's Jewish National Fund for thirty years; birth year 1899;
[T1S1] her immigration at age four to the United States; first residence in Pittsburgh; education, Rose Street School and Raleigh High School; employment at Grant's Bake Shop; early medical care; father's illness; parent's death; participation in socialist groups; courtship and marriage; residence in the Hill District of the city after marriage; moves to Rochester, PA to build and operate a theater; building a synagogue in Rochester; her son who became a rabbi; experiences with anti-Semitism in Rochester; social life there; vacations; her activities with the National Council of Jewish Women, Hadassah Hospital, and chairmanship of the Jewish National Fund of Beaver Falls for thirty years; recollections of Ku Klux Klan activities in Rochester; effects of the depression; changes in attitudes toward raising children; her homelife in Rochester; views about her accomplishments; changes in social attitudes;
[T1S2] the importance of Anathan House in the Jewish community in Pittsburgh; her role in founding the Beaver Falls Chapter of Hadassah and a Sunday School; Jewish social organizations for her children; relationships with non-Jews.
Subjects
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America; Jewish National Fund; Rochester (Pa. : Township); City and town life; Jews--Social life and customs
City
Shadrin?
Country
Lithuania
Emigration Date
1903
Occupation (father)
Carpenter
Length (hours)
1
Interviewer1
Bloom, Evelyn
Indexer
Samuels
Collateral Materials
Box 107 FF 23
Identifier
ais196440.497
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh