Interviews by Topic: Religion

Marjorie Whitcomb Sallie, class of 1927

Marjorie Sallie recounts her experience as a student commuting from Foxboro, Massachusetts.  She describes  about her rigorous co-ed science courses,  her desire to become a doctor, and the guidance of Dean Morriss.

Zelda Fisher Gourse, class of 1936

Zelda Fisher Gourse starts by describing her decision to enter Pembroke,  Dean Margaret Shove Morriss, and her favorite professors.  She and the interviewer discuss travel in Israel and Ms. Gourse’s daughter, author Leslie Gourse; annual student events like Sophomore Masque and Junior Prom; her older sister’s decision to return to college; being elected SGA President (“why not a Jewish girl?”); and other campus activities.  Gourse then describes her marriage and her career as a librarian at Bristol Community College.

Margaret Moers Wenig, class of 1978

Margaret Moers Wenig begins this interview by describing her family background and her reasons for choosing Brown. In Part 1, she discusses how she became interested in Judaic studies, her mother’s strong feminist influence, and her choice to study at the Hebrew Union College. In Part 2, she describes the first congregation where she served as Rabbi, her professional life, and her family.