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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Bill Gutow

Gutow, BILLBill Gutow was born in 1941 in Dallas, Texas, to Texas transplants — his father was born in New Jersey and his mother in Toronto. Bill attended Hillcrest High School and then the University of Texas followed by Southern Methodist University Law School, and graduated law school in 1965. He met his wife, Barbara, while she was working as a teacher. Bill was on the board of the Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, and has served Dallas’s Jewish community alongside his wife as a strong advocate of education.

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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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Ethel Silvergold Zale

Ethel Silvergold Zale’s father immigrated from Europe to Dallas, shortly thereafter entering the bakery business. Ethel is the youngest of three sisters, all of whom live in Dallas where they raised their respective families. Ethel graduated high school as valedictorian, and was the first female president of the student body. She obtained a degree in interior design and was later involved in the designing and architecture of Golden Acres, Jewish Family Service’s first building, and the first restoration of Congregation Shearith Israel. Ethel has concerned herself with the betterment of the community and has demonstrated this ideal through her work. In recent years, her creation of the Jewish Family Service’s “Woman to Woman” biennial event has provided much needed resources to the agency.

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Corinne Tycher

Corinne Tycher was born in Chicago and moved to Dallas in 1935. She and her family have been incredibly generous and involved within the Dallas Jewish community, and due to their efforts, community members are able to enjoy the Tycher Library located at the Jewish Community Center in Dallas.

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