The first on his mother’s side to come to America was Calman Harris who came in 1849. Bob was born in New York. He fought in WWII and had trouble finding a job when he came back, eventually finding work in Dallas. He later met his wife Gerry and they were married at a reform shul.
Bob Beer was a co-founder of DJHS and was widely involved in the Dallas Jewish Community for many decades. He was interviewed by Ginger Jacobs on January 26 & February 2, 1998.
Listen to hist interview below.