Epstein, Anne 2012-06-22

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This interview features Anne Epstein, who discusses being Jewish in Lubbock. Epstein explains what it was like growing up Jewish in Austin, moving to and being Jewish in Lubbock, raising a Jewish child in Lubbock, and the challenges she’s had to face as a result.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Anne Epstein

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: June 22, 2012

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Robert Weaver

Length: 01:38:57


Life, Born in NYC, Parents lived in Queens, Moved to TX in 1958 at age 2, Dad is archeologist and got his first job at UT, Drove from NY to Texas, She has a younger sister, Raised in Austin, went to college in Austin, Did med school and residency in Houston, Moved to Lubbock in 1985

Birth, moving to Austin, Texas; what it was like growing up; Traditional observance practices; heritage of Judaism; Having a daughter, joining the Lubbock Synagogue; her daughter’s Jewish faith; Ignorance about Jewish people, Philosemitism; Messianic Jews; Converting to Judaism; Noahides; Split in the Lubbock Jewish Congregation; Her involvement with the Sunday school, learning; Hebrew; leading sermons; The Inner Faith Community of Lubbock; Problems that come with living in an Evangelical Community; Raising a Jewish child in Lubbock, challenges with teachers and the school board

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital

Recording Format Notes: access copy available in reading room

Transcript: Transcript available on dspace <https://hdl.handle.net/10605/362898>

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