The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects

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  • https://filsonhistoricalimages.files.wordpress.com/2022/09/020pc15_f6_013.jpg

    The Abramson Family gathered for a Sabbath celebration the Friday night before Jerry Abramson's swearing in for his first term as mayor of Louisville.
  • MssBD_B661_Vol1_lowres.pdf

    An indexed membership register for the Louisville, Kentucky, B’nai B’rith Mendelssohn Lodge, a Jewish fraternal organization. The register documents members from 1860 to at least 1921. Recorded member information includes their name, place of residence, occupation, marital status, number of children, and date they were inducted.

    The Har-Moriah Lodge No. 14 (“Mt. Moriah”) opened in Louisville in October 1852 and a second B’nai B’rith lodge, the Mendelssohn Lodge No. 40, opened in Louisville in May 1860. Many of the early lodge members were recent Jewish immigrants from parts of now modern Germany who had strong bonds through neighborhood proximity, marriage, and business ventures. The Har Moriah and Mendelssohn lodges officially merged in February 1904 and became Louisville Lodge No. 14.

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    For the full collection finding aid, see https://filsonhistorical.org/research-doc/bnai-brith-louisville-lodge-no-14-louisville-ky-records-1860-1921/
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    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Betty Younger (1924-) on November 15, 2001. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.
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    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Martha Yoffe (1923-) on August 19, 2001. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.
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    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Simon Wolf (1930-) on July 22, 2012. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • 024x6_witzerh_ocr.pdf

    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Henny Witzer (1919-) on July 17, 2001. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.
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    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Jacob Wishnia (1937-) on December 16, 2014. The summary is accompanied by photographs of Jake and Carol Wishnia. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.
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    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Sidney Winer (1929-2018) on July 31, 2001. The summary is accompanied by an obituary for Sidney Winer. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.
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    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Aliene Winer (1929-2015) on July 31, 2001. The summary is accompanied by an obituary for Aliene Winer. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Ailene Winer moved to Louisville after being enrolled at Indiana University. She grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and later moved to Los Angeles after her parents divorced. While there she found Jewish friends and observed all holy days, including being confirmed. Ailene assisted at Adath Jeshurun in her youth. Her spiritual experiences include Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture and reaching out to the Lord in difficult times. She enjoys spending time with grandchildren, art, and engaging in activities future generations will remember her fondly as “fun” for.
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    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Frances Winchel (1933-) in 2011. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Frances Winchel grew up in Pennsylvania in a small Jewish town speaking English and Yiddish in the household. She moved to Louisville with her husband when he took a job at the Jewish Hospital. She and her extended family celebrated all holidays and greatly relished each other’s company, and she received no confirmation or Bat Mitzvah. Her father was very passionate about the state of Israel during World War II, and she celebrated Victory over Japan Day with her family at a nearby lake. Frances likes reading, dancing, and hopes to leave behind a strong dedication to Judaism.
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    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Leonard Wexler (1931-) on April 15, 2002. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Leonard Wexler was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, to a family that attended synagogue occasionally but not regularly. His community was mostly Jewish and the celebration of Pesach was especially important to his family. He was Bar Mitzvah’d. After marrying his wife Frances, he came to Louisville as an employee of Glenmore Distilleries. He remained active in the Jewish community at Temple and the Jewish Federation. He loves cycling, golfing, and reminding his children to be true to who they are.
  • 024x6_werschulzl_ocr.pdf

    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Lee Werschulz (1925-) on November 20, 2001. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • 024x6_weisbergf_ocr.pdf

    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Frank Weisberg (1942-) on January 29, 2002. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • 024x6_weisbergc_ocr.pdf

    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Charles Weisberg (1919-) on January 24, 2002. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • 024x6_weinbergl_ocr.pdf

    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Larry Weinberg (1938-) on April 3, 2018. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.
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    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Shelton Weber (1930-) on August 3, 2007. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • 024x6_webera_ocr.pdf

    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Anita Weber (1931-) on August 3, 2007. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • 024x6_wassermanj_ocr.pdf

    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Jeanie Wasserman (1931-) on January 23, 2002. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • 024x6_wallr_ocr.pdf

    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Rebecca Wall (1921-2018) on May 13, 2011. The summary is accompanied by an obituary for Rebecca Wall. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • 024x6_waldmank_ocr.pdf

    Summary of an oral history interview conducted with Karen Waldman (1948-) on July 30, 2007. The interview was part of the Louisville Jewish Family and Career Services's project to document the lives of Jewish seniors in Louisville, Kentucky.
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