Barnett M. Goodstein

Barnett Goodstein was born in 1921 in Dallas, Texas. At the age of four and a half, he moved with his family to New York for a few years as a result of his father’s work with the Sun Star Manufacturing Company. Barnett graduated from high school in 1938 and attended Rice University as a pre-law student. However, he became enamored with economics and decided to transfer from Rice to the University of Texas at Austin for its economics program, finishing with his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in 1942. That same year he enlisted in the Air Force and later began teaching economics at both SMU and the University of Dallas.  Barnett and his wife, Mira, were married by Rabbi Lefkowitz at Temple Emanu-El in 1947. In 1949, he started studying at the University of Wisconsin to obtain his Ph.D. in economics while simultaneously teaching. Barnett finished law school in 1957 and became a practicing lawyer shortly thereafter.

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Al Golman

Al Golman was born in 1932 in Dallas, TX. His father was in the wholesale baking business in Dallas and his mother was a homemaker. Al went to Woodrow Wilson High School and has since chaired the 60th anniversary reunion of his high school class. He attended college at Texas A&M where he served in the Air Force ROTC. That choice allowed him to receive his commission and five months later, Al entered the Air Force for two years, serving stateside in base communications as a cryptosecurity officer. Al then worked at his family’s bakery for 14 years. Bob has known his wife, Marilyn, since he was 12, and after marrying, they settled together in Dallas, where Bob got into the food brokers business. Al and Marilyn have two children.

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Jerry Benjamin

Jerry BenjaminJerry Benjamin was born in 1934 in Memel, Lithuania. His family left Lithuania in 1937 before the war and arrived in New York City, where his grandparents had moved a year earlier. He first lived in Brooklyn then in Manhattan, where he lived until he finished Brooklyn College and went into the U.S. Air Force. In 1963, he moved with his family to Dallas in search of a place suitable for raising kids. After the unfortunate passing of his first wife, Jerry married Diane and joined their families as one. He has been an extremely active member in the Dallas Jewish community, leading and voluntering with many different organizations and institutions including Tiferet Israel, Jewish War Veterans, and Akiba Academy, among others.

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