Lyn Hill was born and raised in New York City. Both of her parents were German Jewish refugees, who emigrated to the United States in the 1930s. She attended college in New York City, receiving a B.A. in communication arts and sciences from Queens College and a Ph.D. from the City University of New York Graduate Center. She worked as a costume designer, theatre educator and historian, and hospital administrator.
"We kind of went for the high holidays and for the other holidays as well, for Sukkoth and Simchat Torah and Hanukkah and then my parents very often went on Friday nights and I did go through a period when I was maybe 13, 14, 15 years where I actually went every Saturday morning by myself...And then I went less often until -- maybe mostly just for high holidays until I got married at which time nobody from Habonim would marry us because I was marrying a non-Jew and for many, many years that was the end of my relationship with Congregation Habonim. I was very angry, very angry."
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Date: August 22, 2013
Citation: Oral history interview with Lyn Hill, 2013, 2011.019.057; Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations Oral History Collection, 2011.019; Brooklyn Historical Society.
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