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Video Histories of Arizona Jewish Residents
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    • Linda Aarons Interview

    • Linda Aarons Interview
    • Aarons, Linda
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; anti-semitism; community involvement; Beth-Israel Temple Youth
    • Linda Aarons talks about growing up Jewish in Phoenix, and some of the antisemitism she experienced in school. She discusses Jewish youth groups and camps, and Beth Israel Temple Youth.
    • Bill Adler Interview

    • Bill Adler Interview
    • Adler, Bill
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; West Virginia; Merchants, Architecture; Social Life; Community Center
    • Bill Adler talks about moving from West Virginia to Phoenix in the 1950s. He talks about the early community centers, and also talks about going to Arizona State University when it was Arizona State College. He talks about the old Community Center...
    • Janet Arnold Interview

    • Janet Arnold Interview
    • Arnold, Janet
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; Arizona Jewish Theater; Herberger Theater;
    • Janet Arnold talks about how she became the producing director of the Arizona Jewish Theater. She discusses the positive interaction between the Jewish and non-Jewish actors, directors, and technicians in the Phoenix theater scene.
    • Sherry Bell Interview

    • Sherry Bell Interview
    • Bell, Sherry
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; Antisemitism; Defense Attorney; Family
    • Sherry Bell discusses growing up in West Phoenix. She talks about her experiences with antisemitism. She also talks about her experience as a defense attorney. She talks about the importance of values such as family and compassion.
    • Jay Bycer Interview

    • Jay Bycer Interview
    • Bycer, Jay
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; Charities; Educational institutions; Community Involvement
    • Jay Bycer discusses his involvement in Jewish charities and educational organizations and institutions. He discusses the various fundraising efforts and his motivation to serve in the Jewish community of Phoenix.
    • Vicki Cabot Interview

    • Vicki Cabot Interview
    • Cabot, Vicki
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community
    • Vicki Cabot discusses coming to Phoenix from New York and New Jersey. She discusses working for the Jewish News in the 1980s. She talks about the Jewish Federation. She talks about the growth of the Phoenix Jewish community.
    • Joy Carter Interview

    • Joy Carter Interview
    • Carter, Joy
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; Community Service, Phoenix City Council; Vice-mayor; Community Boards
    • Joy Carter talks about her involvement in various community groups, including: Foundation for Senior Living, Salvation Army, Council for Jews with Special Needs, Phoenix City Council. She also discusses her experiences serving as Vice-Mayor three...
    • Chernins Interview

    • Chernins Interview
    • Chernin, Homer and Edith
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; Nogales; Tucson; Louisiana;
    • Homer and Edith Chernin discuss how they met. She came to University of Arizona from Chicago. He was raised in Nogales, AZ. They talk about the various community groups and involvement they have had in the Jewish community in Arizona and Louisiana....
    • Larry Cohen Interview

    • Larry Cohen Interview
    • Cohen, Larry
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; Federation; Community Involvement; Demographics
    • Larry Cohen talks about his time leading the Jewish Federation. He discusses the demographic and leadership shifts in the Jewish community since he moved to Phoenix in the 1980s.
    • Larry Cutler Interview

    • Larry Cutler Interview
    • Cutler, Larry
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; Agriculture; Development; Cutler-Plotkin Center; Preservation
    • Larry Cutler talks about early life growing up Jewish in Phoenix. He talks about his grandparent's citrus farm, Cutler Orchards. He talks about his father's career as a general contractor. Cutler talks about his involvement in the Jewish Community...
    • Harvey Dietrich Interview

    • Harvey Dietrich Interview
    • Dietrich, Harvey
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; Anti-semitism; Cattle Industry
    • Harvey Dietrich talks about his rise in the meat industry, moving from Los Angeles to Phoenix. Dietrich talks about the anti-semitism he has experienced, from his youth through his professional career.
    • Len Gordon  Interview

    • Len Gordon Interview
    • Gordon, Len
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; Education; Hillel; Arizona State University
    • Len Gordon discusses his time spent as a professor and head of the Sociology department at Arizona State University. He talks about the growth of the Jewish presence at Arizona State, including his participation in the growth of Hillel at Arizona...
    • Mayor Phil Gordon Interview

    • Mayor Phil Gordon Interview
    • Gordon, Phil
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; Politics; Israel; Historical Preservation
    • Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon talks about his family moving to Phoenix and his years growing up. He discusses his education and background in politics. He talks about travelling to Israel as part of a delegation selected by George W. Bush.
    • Anita Gutkin and  Marilyn Tomback Interview

    • Anita Gutkin and Marilyn Tomback Interview
    • Gutkin, Anita and Tomback, Marilyn
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; Identity; Heritage; Prejudice
    • Anita Gutkin and Marilyn Tomback are sisters of Jewish heritage who grew up in the Phoenix community. In this interview, they discuss their memories of prejudice at school, as well as their social life growing up as Jewish youth. They discuss their...
    • Helen Handler Interview

    • Helen Handler Interview
    • Handler, Helen
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; Holocaust; World War II; Auschwitz
    • Helen Handler talks about her experiences growing up Jewish in World War II Europe and being sent to Auschwitz as a teenager. Sharing her stories as a Holocaust survivor, Handler also talks about coming to America, living in Detroit, moving to...
    • Elaine Hirsch Interview

    • Elaine Hirsch Interview
    • Hirsch, Elaine
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; Education; Resource Centers; Jewish Heritage and Identity.
    • Elaine Hirsch talks about growing up in a predominantly Jewish community in Cincinatti. She moved to Arizona in the late 1970s, and has been involved in Jewish education and resource libraries. Hirsch discusses the desire of those in the Jewish...
    • Tom Horne Interview

    • Tom Horne Interview
    • Horne, Tom
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; Education; Legislature; Antisemitism
    • Tom Horne talks about his parents fleeing from Poland in 1939. He talks about arriving in Phoenix in 1971 as a lawyer. He discusses the process of selecting a new rabbi for a temple. He talks about his role on the school board, Education Committe...
    • Carol Kern Interview

    • Carol Kern Interview
    • Kern, Carol
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; New York; Brandeis; Book Publishing; Education
    • Carol Kern talks about moving from Brooklyn to Phoenix. Discusses the development of a Brandeis chapter in Phoenix, of which she became President. Discusses the Book and Author Luncheon fundraiser held annually. Talks about the international...
    • Kirschner Interview

    • Kirschner Interview
    • Kirschner, Rudy and Elaine
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community;
    • Elaine Kirschner describes what the smaller Jewish community was like when her family moved to Phoenix in the 1940s. Rudy Kirschner talks about his childhood in Prague and being part of the Kinder Transport in Europe during World War II. He talks...
    • Norman Kogen Interview

    • Norman Kogen Interview
    • Kogen, Norman
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; Arizona Manor Resort; Israel; Volunteers for Israel; Business; Service; Anti-semitism
    • Norman Kogen describes his early life in Phoenix, and how his father built the Arizona Manor Resort. He talks about his father's hotel, which hosted Eleanor Roosevelt, Jerry Lewis, Sammy Davis Jr., and Jeff Chandler. He talks about his involvement...

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