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    • Arnold Smith Interview

    • Smith, Arnold
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; World War II; Industry; Economy; Political and Religious leaders
    • Interview with Arnold Smith. He shares stories about growing up in Phoenix after moving there from New York as a youth. He also talks about working for his father's steel company, going to Arizona State University, and serving in World War II....
    • Deborah Sussman-Susser Interview

    • Sussman-Susser, Deborah
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; World War II; Concentration Camps; Holocaust Survivor Stories; Reform Judaism
    • Deborah Sussman-Susser talks about her father's family who lived in Europe during World War II. They lived in Berlin, Prague, and Amsterdam. Her father attended school with Ann Frank and his parents were friends with Frank's parents. She talks...
    • Elana Storch and Debbie Harris Interview

    • Storch, Elana and Harris, Debbie
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; Wexner Foundation; Jess Schwartz Jewish Community High School; Education; Jewish Institutions
    • Elana Storch and Debbie Harris discuss their experience in the Wexner Foundation, as well as their key roles in founding the Jess Schwartz Jewish Community High School.
    • 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...
    • Stu Siefer Interview

    • Siefer, Stu
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; Tempe; Mill Avenue; A Mountain; Architecture; Historic Preservation
    • Stu Siefer discusses his interest in the preservation of historic buildings. He talks about his efforts to preserve numerous structures on Mill Avenue in Tempe. He also discusses the preservation of the original Temple Beth-Israel structure. He...
    • Lucia Schnitzer Interview

    • Schnitzer, Lucia
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; Religious Conversion; Jewish Identity; Poetry; Inter-faith Marriage
    • Lucia Schnitzer describes her conversion to Judaism after being raised the daughter of a Christian pastor. She describes the Jewish community as a large, extended family, and shares a poem she wrote to describe the Jewish community. She talks about...
    • Bruce Mallin Interview

    • Mallin, Bruce
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; Prescott; United States Navy; American Medical Society; Medicine
    • Bruce Mallin talks about his childhood in Prescott and the small Jewish community there during World War II. He talks about moving to Phoenix and becoming a doctor. He served as a board member of the American Medical Society. He was in the United...
    • 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.
    • Marty Schultz Interview

    • Schultz, Marty
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; Pinnacle West; Mayors of Phoenix; Politics; Arizona Jewish Historical Society
    • Marty Schultz describes his professional career starting as a teacher then working with Arizona Legislature for education, and then serving as Chief of Staff to three Phoenix mayors. He then joined Pinnacle West. He talks about his efforts to...
    • 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....
    • 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...
    • Michael Orlikoff Interview

    • Orlikoff, Michael
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; Music; Senior Citizens
    • Michael Orlikoff talks about being the conductor of the Phoenix Metro Pops Orchestra. He also discusses Jewish appreciation for music and the arts. He talks about teaching music to children in the community, and performing for senior citizens.
    • Jerry Lewkowitz Interview

    • Lewkowitz, Jerry
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; law practice; Attorney General; Phoenix Thunderbirds; Antisemitism
    • Jerry Lewkowitz talks about his experiences growing up Phoenix in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. He discusses his experiences going through law school and working for the Attorney General. He discusses his community involvement including his...
    • Edie Stoneman Interview

    • Stoneman, Edie
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; Kivel; Fundraising
    • Edie Stoneman talks about her community involvement in the Phoenix Jewish Community. Specifically, she discusses her involvement with Kivel and New Directions, helping these groups expand and grow through fundraising.
    • Leni Reiss Interview

    • Reiss, Leni
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; journalism; George Bush; Israeli Prime Ministers; Jewish News
    • Leni Reiss describes her growth within the Jewish community and becoming editor of the Jewish News. She was invited to go with journalists to Lebanon right after the war. She met President George H.W. Bush at the White House. She talks about her...
    • Irwin Scheinbein Interview

    • Scheinbein, Irwin
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; Jewish Refuseniks; Russia; Poland; Israel
    • Irwin Scheinbein talks about growing up Jewish in Phoenix. He also discusses his various travels, his visit to the Jewish Refuseniks in Russia, his trip to Poland to visit Auschwitz and his trip to Israel.
    • Ziskin Interview

    • Ziskin, Sarah and Hadassah
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; Jewish Education;
    • Sarah and Hadassah Ziskin talk about moving to Phoenix from Chicago. They discuss the Jewish education provided in the 1960s by Temple Beth-El. The talk about living in a modern world while still being an observant Jew.
    • Miryam Salter Interview

    • Salter, Miryam
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; Israel; Education; Hebrew School; Culture
    • Miryam Salter discusses her arrival to Phoenix after serving in the Israeli Military and growing up in Israel. She talks about adjusting culturally to American culture. She talks about becoming a teacher at the Hebrew School, and the growth of the...
    • Bob Kravetz Interview

    • Kravetz, Bob
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; Israel; Community Involvement; Genealogy; History
    • Bob Kravetz talks about his commitment to the State of Israel and the Jewish Community. He discusses meeting several prominent Israelis. He discusses the importance of Jewish geneology and the importance of discovering one's roots. He talks about...
    • 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...

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