97 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Ethnicity or Nationality is exactly "Jewish American"
Interview with ketubah maker Uriel Goldsmith

Interview with ketubah maker Uriel Goldsmith

Date
1989-03-24
Description
Two audio cassettes. Interview with Goldsmith speaking about Ketubah making in his studio. He also talks about growing up in New York, Jewish caligraphy, history Jewish marriage contracts, Jewish art and symbolism, meaning of colors, and materials used in his art. Jewish marriage contract art is known as Ketubah (Katubut/Katabbah/Katubah). Jewish law requires men to give women a marriage contract on their wedding day. A katubah, usually written in Yiddish, guarantees her financial rights upon his death. The contracts are designed with art and motifs of the local Jewish community. For images of Goldsmith and his ketubah, see S 1680, box 1, folder 2.
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Interview with rabbi Rami Shapiro

Interview with rabbi Rami Shapiro

Date
1985-09-06
Description
Two reel to reel tapes. (Copied onto C86-139). Interview with rabbi Rami Shapiro, recorded at Temple Beth-Or. He discusses growing up in Massachusetts; his family history; training to be a rabbi; folk tales ("wonder tales") from his family; examples of these tales; and examples of other Jewish stories and folklore. The interview was interrupted several times by telephone calls. The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.
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Interview with Rabbi Yitzclok Adler

Interview with Rabbi Yitzclok Adler

Date
1984-08-16
Description
One audio cassette. Born in New York City to German parents, Adler spent most of his life in the US South. He discusses Judaism in the South including his training to be a rabbi; the art of Torah scroll writing; repairing Torah scrolls; Torah origins and interpretations; activities associated with the Sabbath; laws of Kosher; the Jewish community in Jacksonville; Jewish holidays; rites of passage: naming, circumcision, redemption of first born, bar mitzvah; significance of the synagogue; and anti-Semitism. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
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Interview with traditional Jewish musician Jaime Bronsztein

Interview with traditional Jewish musician Jaime Bronsztein

Date
1985-09-11
Description
Two reel to reel tapes. (Copied onto C86-137/138.) Interview with the traditional Jewish musician, recorded at a local shopping mall. Bronsztein discusses learning music; playing in Latin America and Israel; various Jewish musical bands; playing the clarinet; klezmer music; Jewish songs; playing for Jewish ceremonies; and life in Miami. The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.
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Interview with vaudevillian Milt Ross

Interview with vaudevillian Milt Ross

Date
1985-08-02
Description
Two reel to reel tapes (Copied onto C86-58 and C86-59). Interview with vaudeville performer (singer/comedian/mimic) Milt Ross. He discusses his education in Jewish schools; his family background; being discovered in Miami at 15 by Al Jolson; travelling with Jolson; Yiddish theater; sources of material for his act; Miami night clubs; Martha Raye; cantorial work; George Jessel; and types of shows. The term vaudeville was an American word coined in the 1840s, and refers to a variety show comprised of a series of unconnected acts (singing, comedy, dancing, etc.). The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.
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Interview with weaver Florette Semigran

Interview with weaver Florette Semigran

Date
1985-08-15
Description
Two reel to reels (plus copied onto audio cassettes: C86-62/63). Interview with Semigram about weaving Jewish prayer shawls. She discusses her family; learning to weave; moving to Miami in 1974; Tallitots; Jewish law; and other weavings she creates. The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.
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Irish fiddler James Kelly and Klezmer musician Jaime Bronsztein at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Crossroads Stage - Festival History)

Irish fiddler James Kelly and Klezmer musician Jaime Bronsztein at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Crossroads Stage - Festival History)

Date
1992-05-23
Description
Two audio cassette recordings. Jaime Bronsztein and James Kelly discuss their respective musical traditions (klezmer and Irish); how they are played; specific tunes such as the Hava Nagila (Yiddish) and O'Carolan's Concerto (Irish). They also discuss their family backgrounds, careers and George Phillips. They attempt to play an Irish-Israeli version of the Hava Nagila. Because this was the 40th festival, the Crossroads area was partly devoted to performers who contributed to the festival's past and development.
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Israeli Dance Workshop at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Florida Folklife Area)

Israeli Dance Workshop at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Florida Folklife Area)

Date
1990-05-25
Description
One reel to reel recording. Brenner led a dance workshop, using taped music. Members of audience participated. Each year at the Florida Folk Festival, the Florida Folklife Program emphasized a particular culture, tradtions, or geographic area. In 1990, they emphasized celebrations of various Florida groups. including Haitians, Trinidadians, Greeks, and Jewish peoples.
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Israeli Dance Workshop at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Florida Folklife Area)

Israeli Dance Workshop at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Florida Folklife Area)

Date
1990-05-27
Description
One reel to reel recording. Speaker did not use a mike, so is hard to hear. Each year at the Florida Folk Festival, the Florida Folklife Program emphasized a particular culture, tradtions, or geographic area. In 1990, they emphasized celebrations of various Florida groups. including Haitians, Trinidadians, Greeks, and Jewish peoples.
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Israeli Folk Dancers perform at the 1960 Florida Folk Festival

Israeli Folk Dancers perform at the 1960 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1960
Description
Four black and white prints.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1680_02_tape06Interview with ketubah maker Uriel GoldsmithSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Judaism
Religious rites
Religious art
Marriage contracts
Arts, Jewish
Jewish Americans
Jewish art and symbolism
Decorative arts
Ketubah
Life histories
Oral histories
Oral communication
Sound recordings
Artists
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a_s1576_t86-099Interview with rabbi Rami ShapiroSoundFieldwork
Interviewing
Interviews
Life histories
Oral histories
Jews
Folklore
Jewish Americans
Education
Tales
Religion
Family history
Storytelling
Rabbis
Storytellers
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a_s1576_23_c86-195Interview with Rabbi Yitzclok AdlerSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Jewish Americans
Religion
Religious rites
Naming practices
Rites of passage
Holidays
Judaism
Churches
Synagogues
Antisemitism
Jews
Torah
Bar mitzvah
Confirmation (Jewish rite)
Scrolls
Rabbis
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a_s1576_t86-097Interview with traditional Jewish musician Jaime BronszteinSoundMusicians
Fieldwork
Interviewing
Interviews
Life histories
Oral histories
Jews
Arts, Jewish
Jewish Americans
Education
Klezmer music
Music business
Rites and ceremonies
Wind instruments
Clarinet
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a_s1576_t86-015Interview with vaudevillian Milt RossSoundFieldwork
Interviewing
Entertainment
Vaudeville
Oral narratives
Jewish Americans
Acting
Jokes
Theater
Singers
Family history
Yiddish language
Theater, Yiddish
Drama
Performers
Comedians
Entertainers
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a_s1576_t86-019Interview with weaver Florette SemigranSoundFieldwork
Interviewing
Interviews
Sound recordings
Life histories
Oral histories
Jews
Religious art
Family history
Judaism
Religion
Decorative arts
Weavers
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a_s1576_29_c92-005Irish fiddler James Kelly and Klezmer musician Jaime Bronsztein at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Crossroads Stage - Festival History) SoundMusicians
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Fiddle music
Fiddling
Arts, Irish
Irish Americans
Arts, Jewish
Jewish Americans
Clarinet music
Klezmer music
Fiddlers
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a_s1576_t90-066Israeli Dance Workshop at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Florida Folklife Area)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Workshops (Adult education)
Demonstrations
Dance
Dance music
Arts, Jewish
Jewish Americans
Dancers
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a_s1576_t90-086Israeli Dance Workshop at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Florida Folklife Area)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Workshops (Adult education)
Demonstrations
Jews United States
Dance music
Arts, Jewish
Jewish Americans
Dancers
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Israeli Folk Dancers perform at the 1960 Florida Folk FestivalIsraeli Folk Dancers perform at the 1960 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageFolk dance
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Body movement
Performing arts
Demonstrations
Dancers
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