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Judy (Schneider) Flieder Remembers the Old West End

Former West Ender Judy (Schneider) Flieder describing her ties to the old neighborhood, what The West End Museum means to her family and her hope to reconnect with old friends.

Boston West End – Hotel Madison 1981-83

New Photo Exhibit on Passing of Old West End

Starting January 21, the West End Museum presents a photo exhibit showing the transition from the old to the new neighborhood (1961-1980). Interview for BNN News with the museum’s executive director and curator of the exhibit, Duane Lucia. Aired January 13, 2014.

Leonard Nimoy’s Mameloshn: A Yiddish Story

Published on Feb 6, 2014

Yes, Leonard Nimoy speaks Yiddish. Learn more about Leonard (Leyb) Nimoy from his Jewish roots in Boston’s heymish West End neighborhood to his brief stint working with famous Yiddish theatre maven Maurice Schwartz in these video highlights from the Wexler Oral History Project’s interview with the man made famous by his role as Spock on Star Trek.

Archival photographs courtesy of the West End Museum, the Jules Aarons Estate, and Leonard Nimoy’s personal collection.

Tabatchnik: Leonard Nimoy Remembers A Local Legend From His Childhood in the West End

Published on Feb 6, 2014

Leonard Nimoy – Jewish actor most well-known for his role as Spock on in the Star Trek science fiction series – describes Al Tabatchnik, a colorful ” local legend” of the tight-knit West End community where he grew up in Boston, Massachusetts.

Leonard Nimoy Remembers Boston’s West End Neighborhood

Published on Feb 6, 2014

Leonard Nimoy – Jewish actor most well-known for his role as Spock on in the Star Trek science fiction series – reflects on the Boston neighborhood where he grew up. Known as the West End, this neighborhood was radically changed through urban renewal initiatives and is nothing like the heymish “village” he once knew.

Live Long and Prosper: The Jewish Story Behind Spock, Leonard Nimoy’s Star Trek Character

Published on Feb 6, 2014

Leonard Nimoy explains the Jewish story behind the hand-gesture he made famous through his role as Spock on in the Star Trek science fiction series.

To watch the full interview, visit: http://bit.ly/1lCZphz

To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit:http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story

Radio Boston Interviews Leonard Nimoy

Published on May 21, 2012

Radio Boston’s Adam Ragusea talks to Leonard Nimoy about his memories of the old West End in Boston before it fell victim to the “urban renewal” craze of the 1950s.

Leonard Nimoy: Commencement Wisdom And West End Memories