Phyllis Somer

Phyllis Somer was born in 1936 in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Dallas. She has held many important leadership positions in the Dallas Jewish community and has made a profound influence through her involvement in various organizations.

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Judy Cohn

Judy Cohn was born in 1935 in Brooklyn, New York. As a child, she studied piano and dance for many years at Carnegie Hall, at Ballet Arts, and also at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. She attended Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn and then went to NYU for a year before she transferred to Brooklyn College, where she studied Secretarial Studies. Judy married her husband, Norman, in 1956, and they settled in North Dallas. At the Jewish Community Center, Judy worked in the kindergarten, became the music specialist for the preschool, and also served as Cultural Programs Director. Judy has also served as the Executive Director of the Richardson Symphony and went back to school to receive a degree in Arts Administration. Judy has been a giving member and leader of Dallas’s Jewish community.

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