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Naddis, Daniel, 2007 April 26

 Part of Collection
Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001

Scope and Contents

Daniel Naddis moved to Connecticut for work in 1982 and chose to live in New Haven because of its Jewish community resources, including a synagogue, Jewish school, and the availability of Kosher provisions. Most of his interview talks about the changing availability of Kosher food and its effects on the community. Naddis emphasizes that patronizing local businesses, such as bakers and butchers, is a way to nurture community and communal institutions. Yet cost, convenience, quality, and increasing strictness of Kosher standards have made it difficult for small businesses to compete with larger supermarkets, especially Stop and Shop. Naddis is involved with the Kosher Advocacy Group, which urges unity among the Jewish community by trying to reach consensus on Kosher regulations. In addition to Kosher food, Naddis talks about day schools and other educational opportunities for New Haven Jews. He also compares New Haven's Jewish community with London, England, where he used to live.

Interviewer: Fitts, Alexis


  • 2007 April 26


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From the Collection: English

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