In the Neighborhood
I was very conscious of being Jewish because at Christmastime I would be the only one who would do the Hanukkah display. There was one other Jewish girl in my class, a very good friend. When she moved away, I was the lone Jew in my grade in grammar school, so I was very conscious of it. I also remember missing school for the High Holy Days and getting razzed about that: “How come you don’t have to go to school the first two days of school?” It was nothing anti-Semitic, just that I was different from other people. *Comments taken from Oral History, recorded on March 15, 2004.