Oral history interview with Frieda Handin Kaye, 1992  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Kaye, Frieda Handin
Oral history interview with Frieda Handin Kaye
1992 (inclusive)
1 sound cassette; transcript: 35 pages
Collection Number
4399 (Accession No. 4399-001)
Tape recorded interview with a Seattle Jewish community member
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Tape recorded interview conducted on May 21, 1992.

Frieda tells of her parents' move to Seattle for the Jewish awareness of their children. She describes her time at the Bikur Cholim Sunday School as well as Rabbi Winograd and Al Hoffman, the composer who taught music there. She also describes her neighborhood, the people, the synagogues and the Temple De Hirsch. Frieda talks about meetings of the Jewish Junior League, founded by Rabbi Wohlgelernter, as well as meetings at the Buttnicks' home. She tells of the time Al Hoffman and Al Goodhart entertained. She describes her time with the Players Club, which was created by Sophie Rosenstein of the University of Washington Drama Department. She describes her performances at the Women's Century Club and the time when Dave Hoffman, Al's brother who was an actor, also performed. Frieda recalls her father Joseph, who learned cabinetmaking in Russia, and who built the Holy Ark at the Machzikay Hadath synagogue. She also describes her family and home.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Personal Names :
  • Hoffman, Al
  • Kaye, Frieda Handin--Archives
  • Rosenstein, Sophie, 1907-1952
  • Winograd, Simon
  • Corporate Names :
  • Congregation Bikur Cholim (Seattle, Wash.). Religious School
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle
  • University of Washington. School of Drama
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Buttnick, Meta Bloom, 1913- (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington) (creator)
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)