Issues 16:01 Generation to Generation

From Generation to Generation: A Jewish Family Finds Their Way Home

My name is Steven Peter Wertheim. I was born August 3, 1951 in the Bronx, New York—but our family actually lived in the upper west side of Manhattan, where it seemed like everyone was either Jewish or Catholic. Regular fights broke out between us neighborhood kids. As things heated up, invariably one of them” would…

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Janie-sue’s Story

My name is Janie-sue (Arotsky) Wertheim. I was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1955. Both of my parents are Jewish. My dad managed the auto parts departments of various dealerships in New Haven and Ansonia. Growing up, I knew more about cars than a lot of boys my age. My mother worked in a…

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Auf Wiedersehn Waldorf
Author: Ben Wertheim

In 2004, Steve, Janie-sue, Ben and Bekah Wertheim visited Germany together as a family to see where their family had come from… A sleepy town in the middle of farm country, boy tending His sheep in the hills nearby—sees the storm Approaching, running back to the village, leaving his sheep. My father was a bread…

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