Sharan Goldstein was born in 1937 in New York City. Her family moved to Dallas during the middle of her sophomore year in high school in 1951, at which time she entered Highland Park High School. After spending one year at the University of Texas, Sharan transferred to Mills College in Oakland, California. Sharan initially met her husband in Dallas when he was graduating from Texas A&M, and they have been blessed with four children together, all of whom were born in Dallas. Sharan has been involved in the Dallas Jewish Community since her return one year after college. Her first involvement was with the Sisterhood of Temple Emanu-El, specifically with the Peace and World Relations Study Group. She also has been very involved in the National Council of Jewish Women, having started the docent program for the opening of the Downtown Library in 1983 and then being asked to do the same for the opening of the Meyerson Symphony Center. Sharan concerns herself with issues like hunger, poverty, health, and fitness and has been involved with many programs that address such issues.
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