Sally's Story


I grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the traditional melting pot for immigrants in New York City.  My background includes the diversity of a multi-ethnic, multi-racial neighborhood. My parents were organizers and visionaries for a better world.

What a rich legacy has been passed down to me!


My father told me stories about living in a Jewish shtetl in Russia, coming to the U.S. at the age of six, one of eleven children.


My maternal grandfather, a self-educated immigrant from Russia, told me stories of working as a mechanic for the New York subway system.


In June of 2004 I had the privilege of publishing a tribute to my mother who was 80 years old.    It was a very special birthday present, and I am so glad I was able to do it while she is still here to appreciate it.






As a mom, I am particularly aware of the importance of passing down our life experiences for future generations.







Sally Goldin, Personal Historian
(415) 337-1629

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