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1920s and Earlier

1920s and Earlieroral history

Muriel Pinkus

Muriel Pinkus was born in New York in 1920 and came to Dallas in 1950 after having lived temporarily in South America with her husband and children. She has been an important and active member in the Dallas Jewish community. Click on the image to watch the video, or click here.
DJHS Admin
July 14, 2015
1920s and Earlieroral history

Leo Meyerovitz

Leo Meyerovitz z"l was born in 1915 in South Africa to an Orthodox family active in Jewish life and community.  Leo was educated, served in the military and raised his family in South Africa, only moving to Dallas at age 91 at the urging of his family.  Although Leo found Dallas very different culturally from his life in South Africa, he found a place for himself and spent much of his time enjoying the Jewish Community Center and the Tycher Library. Click on the image to watch the video, or click here.
DJHS Admin
July 14, 2015
1920s and Earlieroral history

Edith “Edie” Kuhne

Edie Kuhne was born in Brooklyn in 1924 and moved to Dallas in 1946 with her husband. She has been a very active member of the Dallas Jewish community and has been a part of ensuring its growth and well-being. Click on the image to watch the video, or click here.
DJHS Admin
July 13, 2015
1920s and Earlieroral history

Rosalee Cohen

Rosalee Cohen, the oldest of two girls, was born in 1920 to her father who came from Poland and her mother from Russia. When Rosalee was 11 years old, her family moved back to Dallas, where she attended Colonial Hill Elementary, followed by Forest Avenue High School and eventually Southern Methodist University, from which she graduated. She began as an education major but switched to sociology and became a social worker, working for Dallas County Welfare. Rosalee married in Dallas in 1942. She was the secretary at Congregation Shearith Israel, where she also taught, in addition to serving as the president of the Sisterhood at Temple Emanu-El. Rosalee comes from a family that has always valued giving back to the Jewish community. Click on the image to watch the video, or click here.
DJHS Admin
July 7, 2015
1920s and Earlieroral history

Ruth Silvergold Levy

Born and raised in South Dallas, Ruth Silvergold Levy has been an active Dallas Jewish community volunteer for many years, involved in Mizrachi and Shearith Israel Sisterhood. Click on the image to watch the video, or click here.
DJHS Admin
July 2, 2015
1920s and Earlieroral history

Shawn W. Mash

Shawn Mash was born in 1929 and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  As a family-oriented man, Shawn has since made Dallas and its Jewish community his home. Click on the image to watch the video, or click here.
Bryan Cytron
June 24, 2015