Oral history interview with Raida Singer, 1986  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Singer, Raida
Oral history interview with Raida Singer
1986 (inclusive)
2 sound cassettes; transcript: 63 pages
Collection Number
3819 (Accession No. 3819-001)
Tape recorded interview of the wife of Rabbi Jacob Singer who recollects her life, describing her upbringing, schooling and her husband.
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Wife of Rabbi Jacob Singer.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Tape-recorded interview conducted by Leatrice Kraft on 9/16/86 and 10/9/86.

Raida Singer shares recollections of her life, describing her religious upbringing, schooling, and courtship with her husband. Mrs. Singer discusses her husband's background, his schooling, and his decision to become a Rabbi. After their marriage and posting to other pulpits, they came to Temple de Hirsch where they remained for thirteen years. The major thrust of the interview is the formation and establishment of Temple B'nai Torah as a viable congregation in this area.

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Alternative Forms Available

Listen to the audio recording and view the transcript of this interview on the Libraries Digital Collections site.

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Rabbis' spouses--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Rabbis' spouses--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Personal Names :
  • Singer, Jacob, 1922-1982
  • Singer, Raida--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Temple B'nai Torah (Bellevue, Wash.)
  • Temple de Hirsch (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Kraft, Leatrice (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Jewish Archives (University of Washington) (creator)

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)