Rhea Wolfram

Rhea Wolfram was born in 1919 in Newport News, VA. Rhea and her late husband, Dr. Julius, a cardiologist, eventually moved to Dallas, where Rhea became an important leader in the Jewish community. She has been a member of the National Council of Jewish Women, Hadassah, and the American Jewish Committee. Additionally, Rhea has also served the greater Dallas community in many respects through her work in the auxiliary to the Dallas County Medical Society, as president of Friends of the Dallas Public Library, as a participant in the White House Conference on Children and Youth, as a member of the Dallas City Council Flood Control and Drug Committees, and also as co-founder of the Texas Association for College Admission Counseling. Rhea and her late husband have been blessed with three sons.

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Tina Wasserman

Tina Wasserman was born in 1948 in Hempstead, Long Island. Having grown up in a family that was heavily involved in the Jewish community, she continued this way of life in her adult years. Tina met her husband, Richard, at a USY convention and after many moves throughout the years, they ultimately settled in Dallas in 1982 when her husband was offered a job at Southwestern University. Through Tina’s hard work and passion for teaching and cooking, she became the food columnist for Reform Judaism Magazine, a frequent lecturer, and has authored two cook books.

She was originally interviewed by Scott Farber on March 10, 2014 and subsequently by Rose Hurwitz on August 11, 2022.

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Mickey Warsaw

Mickey Warsaw was born in 1934 in Chicago, IL. Mickey was married in 1953, eventually moving with her husband to Dallas in order to pursue work. After her husband passed away, she joined the Jewish Community Center in Dallas in order to find a “Jewish home,” as she states, enjoying the welcoming environment of Jewish culture and activities. As a dedicated member of the Jewish community, Mickey has worked for Jewish Family Service and has been involved with the Jewish War Veterans organization, which supports the Veterans’ Hospital as well as several other children’s organizations. Mickey is known as the “Bear Lady” due to her involvement with the delivery of stuffed animals to children in the children’s hospitals.

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Maxine Waldman

Maxine Waldman was born in Chicago, IL, in 1922 and moved to Houston with her family when she was five years old. Then, at the age of 12, the family moved to Dallas. Maxine started her college education at the University of Oklahoma and finished her degree at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Maxine and her husband, Erwin, got married at the old Shearith Israel when they were still in college at SMU. After years of working in various industries, Erwin and his brothers created Waldman Bros, an insurance agency. As a member of the Dallas Jewish community, Maxine has spent many dedicated years working with Shearith Israel, the National Council of Jewish Women, Jewish Family Service, the Jewish Community Center, and as a BBYO Advisor.

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Peter Vogel

Peter Vogel was born in 1947 in Yonkers, New York. His family moved to Dallas in 1948 after World War II when he was just ten months old. His father was a quartermaster in World War II and ultimately served in Europe. Peter’s maternal grandparents were from Latvia and immigrated around 1911 to New York, while his father’s family was from Austria and also ended up in the United States. Peter’s father was president of the JCC from 1962-1964, and in 1984 his mother, Thelma, co-founded the Dallas Jewish Coalition for the Homeless, which created a shelter for children of homeless families. Both Peter and his wife are very active supporters of the shelter, called Vogel Alcove. Peter is a renowned lawyer who has served the greater Dallas legal community and has been an adjunct professor at SMU law school for over 28 years.

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