Roots to Boots

Lynn Fine

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Lynn Fine, originally from Johannesburg, is descended from Lithuanian emigres to South Africa. Soon after Lynn and her husband, Stanley, married, they left South Africa, intrigued by the American Dream. They first moved to Los Angeles, then later to Dallas, where they have been for over 20 years. Lynn received her Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Theory and Psychology and worked for a public relations company in South Africa. When she first came to Dallas, she bought an African art company and sold African art and was very in touch with the European fashion market. She has been the Creative Director of KidKraft, the company for which she works. Click on the image to watch the video, or click here.

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Dr. Alan Menter

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Dr. Alan Menter and his wife, Pam, were one of the earliest Jewish families from South Africa to arrive in Dallas, thanks to a fellowship opportunity at UT Southwestern Medical Center in 1973.  Since their arrival, the Menter family has been actively involved in Jewish communal life, including Temple Shalom and AJC. Dr. Menter, born in England in 1941 and a former member of the South African National Rugby team, is a renowned dermatologist and authority on psoriasis as a serious immune-mediated disease.  Click on the image to watch the video or click here.

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