Skibell, Norma Glassman 1982-02-09

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Norma Glassman Skibell, a member of Lubbock’s Jewish community, relates memories of Lubbock during the 1930s and 1940s. The main emphasis is on the Jewish community and the Glassman and Skibell families.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Norma Glassman Skibell

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: February 09, 1982

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Lee Inselberg

Length: 2 hours 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Background, Born in Greenville, Texas, To Lubbock (1931), Jewish families in area, Held services in Lubbock Hotel, Family-owned businesses, Lubbock Hubbers baseball team, Jewish congregation, Isadore Garsek, first Rabbi (1938), Temples [synagogues], Lubbock as "Mecca", Traveling salesmen, Socials held in Lubbock Hotel, Most populated Jewish area, Good business community, Cotton industry, East Broadway Street, Lubbock, Stores and businesses, City limits, Education, Lubbock Junior High School (Carroll Thompson), Lubbock High School, Religious, Family, David Glassman, brother, Alfort I. And Frances Greenstein Glassman, parents, Civic and church activities, Jewish religion, Change from Orthodox.

Tape 1, Side 2: Jewish religion and customs, Jewish community in Lubbock, Hospitality to servicemen, Glassman and Skibell families, Courtship and wedding (January 12, 1941), Anna Cohen, father’s second wife, Frances Greenstein Glassman, mother, Personality, Social activities, Dating, Mackenzie State Park, Lubbock, Buffalo Springs Lake, Lubbock, Recreational activities, Work experience, Levine’s department store, Lubbock, Russian Samovar owned by aunt, Texas Tech University Museum, Jewish families in area (again), Origins.

Tape 2, Side 1: Jewish families in area (continued), Early Lubbock, Childhood activities, Dust storms, Hadassah organization, Education (again), University of Texas, Austin, Courtship (again), Interest in art, Children, Jerry, Bobby, Sammy and Charles, Grandchildren, To Sulphur Springs, Texas, Albert Skibell, husband, Drafted into U. S. Army, Skibell family, Archie and Bertha Skibell, Sidney and Regina Skibell, Jake and Sarah Skibell, Jewish families in area (again), Rabbi Isadore Garsek, Rabbi Julius Kerman, Rabbi Adolph and Gertrude Phillipsboerne, Rabbi Stanley and Myra Yedwab, Rabbi Kaplan [Friedman].

Tape 2, Side 2: Rabbi Alexander and Eleanor Kline, Rabbi Stephen Weisberg, Temple’s Ladies Auxiliary, Association with Ministerial Alliance, Affiliation with the sisterhood, Origin of "Food-a-Rama", Jewish organizations in Lubbock, B’nai B’rith, Community involvement, Social activities center around Temple, Lack of leadership, Civic activities, YWCA Board, League of Women Voters, Children (again), Activities, Sherril Kirschner Skibell, daughter-in-law, Joan Labovitz Skibell, daughter-in-law, Jewish populations, Texas Tech University, University of Texas, Albert Skibell, husband (again), Family, Immigration to United States, Archie Skibell, brother-in-law, Irvin Skibell, son, Jake Skibell, brother-in-law, Sarah Skibell, wife, Sam Skibell, brother-in-law, Father remarried (1948).

Range Dates: 1931-1982

Bulk Dates: 1931-1948

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