Irving Lipetz was born in 1930. His parents, Morris and Jenny Lipetz, came to the United States from Grodna, Russia in 1904. They landed in New York and moved to Louisville in 1916. He discusses his siblings. One of his grandfathers was doctor, one was scribe, wrote Torahs. Describes the Preston Street "ghetto," where everyone was poor but they didn't know it. He describes the neighborhood including Synder the Butcher; Kommors's Dry Cleaning Plant; and Gershune's, which peddled Wiener-Wurst. African Americans and Italians shared the same street. He discusses Talmud Torah, prices back in the day, the River Road football team, and the Young Men's Hebrew Association. He met his first wife, Blance Ginsburg, at Center - YMHA Camp. He talks about community work - after University of Louisville, was social case worker, Social Security Administration 1941-1980.
Jews--Kentucky--Louisville, Young Men's Hebrew Association (Louisville, Ky.), Jewish religious schools--Kentucky--Louisville