Marilyn Pailet

Marilyn Pailet, born in 1941 in Dallas, has from a very young age exhibited interest in reaching out to the Jewish community, with her involvements beginning in high school. Marilyn attended Tulane University, where she met her husband, Harrell. Together Marilyn and Harrell have four sons in addition to loving grandchildren. Marilyn has been a very important member and leader in the Dallas Jewish community, with involvements in organizations, including Jewish Family Service, Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, and Congregation Shearith Israel, among many others.

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Jack Bell


Jack BellThe son of two Holocaust survivors, Jack Bell was born in Poland in 1944 in a little town on the German Polish border. After the war, he and his family lived in a suburb of Munich, Germany, but in June of 1949, Jack’s family moved to Dallas and experienced a completely new lifestyle. After attending Hillcrest High School, Jack graduated from the University ofNorth Texas and married his wife, Louise, the following day at Temple Emanu-El. Jack has been a financial advisor and stock broker for over twenty two years. He has deep ties to his roots and his family’s past and has served as president at the Dallas Holocaust Center. There he feels he was able to merge the Holocaust Center with the second generation of Holocaust survivors. He has also served many other Jewish organizations in Dallas, including Jewish Family Service and its adoption committee.

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Harrell Pailet

Harrell Pailet was born in 1941 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended Tulane University for his undergraduate years and also for law school. He and his wife, Marilyn, married towards the end of Harrell’s law school career. After completing law school, Harrell began his army service in 1964. Since his arrival in Dallas, he has served and supported the greater Dallas Jewish community as well.  Inspired by the actions of his grandparents, parents, and in-laws, Harrell, a practicing attorney, has become a prominent supporter of many charities in Dallas and its Jewish community.

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