Norma Apt

Norma Apt
Born in Greenville, Texas in 1929, Norma grew up in Fort Worth. Her father, Meyer Abramson, was a Lithuanian immigrant who opened his own store and later founded Southland Beauty Supply, exclusively supplying Helene Curtis products to Neiman Marcus and other major retailers. Norma became a speech pathologist, having graduated from Emerson College in 1953 and also having studied at Harvard. Norma spent more than 20 years as a docent with the Dallas Holocaust Museum, and became interested in studying World War II due to her brother’s service in the military.
Published on January 19, 2014.

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Carol Alkek

Carol Alkek
Born in 1941 in Dallas, Texas, to her parents who came to the United States in 1938. Carol graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1963. She taught for many years and has worked in corporate training for 30 years. She has been a big part of Dallas’s Jewish Community through her participation in organizations such as Temple Emanu-El, the National Council of Jewish Women, and the American Jewish Committee, among others.
Published on June 7, 2016.

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Suzie Ablon

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Suzie was born in 1935 in Dallas, Texas. A natural saleswoman, she was a pivotal employee in the catering business for 35 years. She has a big passion for rhythm and dancing, has been an important contributor to the Dallas Jewish community, and led the Federation drive in 1962.
Published on Jun.7, 2016.

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Rhea Wolfram

Rhea Wolfram was born in 1919 in Newport News, VA. Rhea and her late husband, Dr. Julius, a cardiologist, eventually moved to Dallas, where Rhea became an important leader in the Jewish community. She has been a member of the National Council of Jewish Women, Hadassah, and the American Jewish Committee. Additionally, Rhea has also served the greater Dallas community in many respects through her work in the auxiliary to the Dallas County Medical Society, as president of Friends of the Dallas Public Library, as a participant in the White House Conference on Children and Youth, as a member of the Dallas City Council Flood Control and Drug Committees, and also as co-founder of the Texas Association for College Admission Counseling. Rhea and her late husband have been blessed with three sons.

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Tina Wasserman

Tina Wasserman was born in 1948 in Hempstead, Long Island. Having grown up in a family that was heavily involved in the Jewish community, she continued this way of life in her adult years. Tina met her husband, Richard, at a USY convention and after many moves throughout the years, they ultimately settled in Dallas in 1982 when her husband was offered a job at Southwestern University. Through Tina’s hard work and passion for teaching and cooking, she became the food columnist for Reform Judaism Magazine, a frequent lecturer, and has authored two cook books.

She was originally interviewed by Scott Farber on March 10, 2014 and subsequently by Rose Hurwitz on August 11, 2022.

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