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Video Histories of Arizona Jewish Residents
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    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Ed Korrick Interview

    • Ed Korrick Interview
    • Korrick, Ed
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; Anti-semitism; Banking Industry;
    • A businessman and stockbroker, Korrick was elected to the Phoenix City Council in 1970 as the first non-Charter Government candidate to win. In addition, he was an important community leader and philanthropist.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • George Weisz Interview

    • George Weisz Interview
    • Weisz, George
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; Anti-semitism; Don Bowles murder; Law Enforcement; Anti-Defamation League
    • George Weisz describes his career as a special agent for the Attorney General's office as well as serving for Mayor Phil Gordon and Janet Napolitano. Mr. Weisz also talks about the Don Bowles murder and his own participation in the Anti-Defamation...
    • 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.
    • Barry Stern Interview

    • Barry Stern Interview
    • Stern, Barry
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; Architecture; Community Center
    • Interview with Barry Stern whose grandfather moved to Phoenix. In this interview, Mr. Stern talks about the early days of the Jewish community in Phoenix and about the early Jewish Community Centers in Phoenix and its different locations.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Beth Ames Swartz Interview

    • Beth Ames Swartz Interview
    • Swartz, Beth Ames
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; Art; Desert; Religion; Philosophy; Kabbalah; Museum
    • Beth Ames Swartz discusses moving to Arizona, her development as an artist and love for the earth. She discusses her art, and how she tries to reflect the ideas of compassion, love, life cycles, and connection to the earth and each other that all...
    • 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.
    • Rita Segal Interview

    • Rita Segal Interview
    • Segal, Rita
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; childhood; Arizona State University; Mormons; Temple Beth-Israel
    • Rita Segal talks about being born in Safford, Arizona in the 1930s. She discusses her experiences growing up in the small Jewish community within the predominantly Mormon Safford community. She discusses antisemitism. She discusses her involvement...
    • 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...
    • Ninfa Lowe Interview

    • Ninfa Lowe Interview
    • Lowe, Ninfa
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; Conversion; Crypto Jews; Family History
    • Ninfa Lowe discusses her conversion from Catholicism to Judaism. She talks about Rabbi Plotkin's role in her conversion. She talks about crypto Jews in the southwest and Mexico.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.

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