1920s and Earlier

Leo Meyerovitz

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Leo Meyerovitz z”l was born in 1915 in South Africa to an Orthodox family active in Jewish life and community.  Leo was educated, served in the military and raised his family in South Africa, only moving to Dallas at age 91 at the urging of his family.  Although Leo found Dallas very different culturally from his life in South Africa, he found a place for himself and spent much of his time enjoying the Jewish Community Center and the Tycher Library. Click on the image to watch the video, or click here.

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Rosalee Cohen

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Rosalee Cohen, the oldest of two girls, was born in 1920 to her father who came from Poland and her mother from Russia. When Rosalee was 11 years old, her family moved back to Dallas, where she attended Colonial Hill Elementary, followed by Forest Avenue High School and eventually Southern Methodist University, from which she graduated. She began as an education major but switched to sociology and became a social worker, working for Dallas County Welfare. Rosalee married in Dallas in 1942. She was the secretary at Congregation Shearith Israel, where she also taught, in addition to serving as the president of the Sisterhood at Temple Emanu-El. Rosalee comes from a family that has always valued giving back to the Jewish community. Click on the image to watch the video, or click here.

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