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1920s and Earlieroral history

Leo Meyerovitz

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.
DJHS Admin
July 14, 2015
oral history

Jeneane Pearlman

Jeneane Pearlman was born in Wichita, Kansas, and has lived in Texas since the age of 7. Jeneane's father was in the jewelry business and the family moved various times to follow his work. Jeneane has been a very active and important member in the Dallas Jewish community since 1957.  Her involvement within the Dallas Jewish community has included the Jewish Federation, Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood, and Vogel Alcove, in addition to serving on the boards of several other Jewish organizations. Click on the image to watch the video, or click here.
DJHS Admin
July 14, 2015
1950soral history

Gerry Medow

Gerry Medow was born in 1953 in Johannesburg, South Africa, and moved to America in 1995. As a passionate man and a lover of Judaism, Gerry has made Dallas and its Jewish community his home. This video may only be seen with the permission of the interviewee at the DJHS office.
DJHS Admin
July 14, 2015
1950soral history

Brian Marcus

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.
DJHS Admin
July 13, 2015
oral history

Mitch Lurie

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.
DJHS Admin
July 13, 2015
oral history

Rik Katz

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.
DJHS Admin
July 13, 2015
1920s and Earlieroral history

Edith “Edie” Kuhne

Edie Kuhne was born in Brooklyn in 1924 and moved to Dallas in 1946 with her husband. She has been a very active member of the Dallas Jewish community and has been a part of ensuring its growth and well-being. Click on the image to watch the video, or click here.
DJHS Admin
July 13, 2015
1930soral history

Ethel Holiner

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.
DJHS Admin
July 13, 2015
oral history

Jennifer Hepker

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.
DJHS Admin
July 13, 2015
oral history

Errol Hepker

Errol Hepker was born in South Africa and eventually settled with his family in Dallas where he has had a strong influence on the Jewish community. Click on the image to watch the video, or click here.
DJHS Admin
July 7, 2015