Nita Mae Tannebaum was born in 1933 in St. Louis, MO, but grew up mainly in Oklahoma. Nita studied education, while her husband studied accounting. Marrying in 1995, a week after their graduation from the University of Oklahoma, Nita and her husband moved to Dallas, where Nita got a job teaching in the Dallas Independent School District. Nita and family have been dedicated members of Temple Emanu-El since 1957, and Nita has been a part of its Sisterhood. Nita sat on the board of the Jewish Community Center, and additionally taught in the JCC preschool. She has been involved in many other Jewish organizations, including the National Council of Jewish Women and the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas.
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