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Brian Marcus

By | 1950s, oral history | No Comments

Brian Marcus, born in 1953, grew up in South Africa. He moved to America with his wife, Susan, in 1977, and has been an active member in the Dallas Jewish community among many synagogues and organizations. Click on the image to watch the video, or click here.

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Mitch Lurie

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Mitch Lurie was born and raised in South Africa. After coming to America to visit his sister who lived in Dallas, Mitch received a job offer in Boston in 1986, where he began his new life in America. He lived in Boston for 2 years before he moved to Dallas. Click on the image to watch the video, or click here.

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Rik Katz

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Born in South Africa, Rik Katz and his family moved to Dallas in 1986. He was a former treasurer of Akiba Academy and an involved Jewish community member before he and his family moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1998. Click on the image to watch the video, or click here.

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Ethel Holiner

By | 1930s, oral history | No Comments

Ethel Holiner was born in Dallas in 1934 and has been a very active member and volunteer in the Jewish community in many respects – with the Jewish Community Center, Jewish War Veterans Ladies Auxiliary, and Hadassah, among others. Click on the image to watch the video, or click here.

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Jennifer Hepker

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Jennifer Hepker was born in England and grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. She and her husband, Errol, eventually moved to Dallas where she has been able to influence the community, both Jewish and not. Click on the image to watch the video, or click here.

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Stanley Fine

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Stanley Fine grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he attended primary school, high school, and university to study law. Stanley married his wife, Lynn, in 1982, and together they moved to Los Angeles for seven years before settling in Dallas on July 4th, 1992. Stanley discusses the differences between South Africa and America, specifically with regard to business and social conditions. Stanley has been involved with the U.S. Holocaust Museum and assisted in one of its programs, an education seminar given to Texas teachers from public and private high schools and universities. Stanley and Lynn have two children and continue to express their gratitude to the giving Dallas Jewish community. Click on the image to watch the video, or click here.

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Rosalee Cohen

By | 1920s and Earlier, oral history | No Comments

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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