Interview with Judith S. Saxe, December 1, 2015

Project: Jewish Kentucky Oral History Project

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Judy Saxe discusses her family history. She discusses her and her family's relationship to Judaism. Both her father and her grandfather were rabbis. Judy Saxe examines her family customs of keeping kosher and Shabbat practices.

Judy Saxe discusses the role of Judaism in her life in college at Brandeis University. She participated in the Student Zionist Organization and eventually took a year off school to do a work-study program in Israel. Judy Saxe discusses the series of events that led to her and her family living in Lexington, Kentucky. Saxe discusses how her family observed the high holidays in Lexington, Kentucky. She discusses her children's experiences growing up Jewish in Lexington.

Judy Saxe discusses the formation of the Lexington Havurah and how it has transformed today. Saxe discusses her involvement with Hadassah both locally and nationally. She discusses why there have been so many women in leadership positions at Hadassah from Lexington since 1969 to now. Saxe discusses her involvement in the Jewish Federation.

Judy Saxe discusses her views on Israel and its politics. Judy Saxe discusses the changes she has witnessed in Lexington's Jewish community over time. She discusses how she would change her relationship to Judaism. She expresses her desire to become a rabbi and calls attention to the way Jewish gender roles have changed throughout her entire life.

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2015oh471_jk012

Interviewee Name

Judith S. Saxe

Interviewer Name

Janice Crane

Interview Date

2015-12-01

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Saxe, Judith S. Interview by Janice Crane. 01 Dec. 2015. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Saxe, J.S. (2015, December 01). Interview by J. Crane. Jewish Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Saxe, Judith S., interview by Janice Crane. December 01, 2015, Jewish Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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