Marilyn Tonkon

Marilyn Tonkon was born in 1931 in Dallas, TX. Her father moved from Chicago to Dallas with his mother, who opened a delicatessen on Commerce Street called Chicago Deli. Marilyn worked at Neiman Marcus while her husband, at the time her fiancé, was stationed in Korea. Marilyn attributes her development of self to her having had the time to build up her business. As a dedicated member of the Jewish community and a loving mother, Marilyn has given a lot to Dallas’s Jewish community.

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Jeneane Pearlman

Jeneane Pearlman was born in Wichita, Kansas, and has lived in Texas since the age of 7. Jeneane’s father was in the jewelry business and the family moved various times to follow his work. Jeneane has been a very active and important member in the Dallas Jewish community since 1957.  Her involvement within the Dallas Jewish community has included the Jewish Federation, Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood, and Vogel Alcove, in addition to serving on the boards of several other Jewish organizations.

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