Help Us Celebrate Our 125th Birthday!

Deadline Extended! Apply By June 23 For An Interview Slot On July 16, 17, Or 18

To celebrate our Campaign 1252, Syracuse Jewish Family Service is bringing StoryCorps to Syracuse July 16-18, in partnership with WRVO Public Media.

StoryCorps is about stories of love, legacy and loss; the wisdom, courage and poetry in the words of communities of Latino, LGBTQ and Jew; of veterans, survivors and the ordinary people you might not notice walking down the street; stories of people like YOU.

“Sharing stories is how we weave the fabric of relationships that builds – and restores – individual, family and community wellbeing,” says SJFS Director Judith Huober. “Everyone’s story matters. We hope that people from all corners of our community will join us and WRVO in this exceptional opportunity to bring this value to life.”

Bill Drake, WRVO Station Manager, added, “We share a strong affinity with both StoryCorps and SJFS to tell the stories of the human experience. We're looking forward to helping bring this experience to Central New York residents.”

StoryCorps’s mobile recording team will conduct 15 primary interviews, on July 16, 17, and 18, at WRVO’s studio at the SUNY Oswego MetroCenter in Syracuse. SJFS will facilitate interviews and WRVO will record interviews with 15 alternates during the following weeks. If selected, you and your partner (a friend, family member, or colleague) will have 40 minutes to talk to each other about a story or topic of your choice. WRVO will edit the sessions down to 3- to 4-minute stories which they will broadcast locally and place on the WRVO website. The 15 primary interviews will also be archived with the StoryCorps recordings at the Library of Congress.

To learn more about StoryCorps, visit the StoryCorps website or listen to WRVO on Friday mornings at 6:25am and 8:25am.

We are no longer accepting applications for StoryCorps. If you submitted an application you will be hearing from us very soon. Thank you, everyone, for all the wonderful submissions!

Please call Deborah Ellis at SJFS with questions: 315-446-9111 x.234.

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