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Ruth & Wally Cowan

Born  in 1924, New Jersey. Wally was born in Hobo ken and Ruth was born in Union City. They met at a Hebrew school at the age of 10. Wally was in the Air force and flew for 37 missions during the war He got married after the war in 1947 and attended the New York University. Ruth is a physical therapist by profession and she graduated from Syracuse University in 1944. She has been very active in Judaism and was also the president of American Jewish Committee. Published on Sep 20, 2018 Click on the image to watch the video, or click here  
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February 5, 2019
oral history

Julius Red Coleman

Julius "Red" Coleman Born in 1923 in Fairest, Texas, Julius' father moved to Dallas, when he was 12 and started his school at John Henry Brown School. He started working at the age of 12 -delivering newspapers, worked for cleaners and sold Coca Colas. During his time in high school, he was the elected president of the freshman class. He attended University of Texas at Arlington for one semester. He started Crime Stoppers in Dallas. He got married in 1943 and has 9 grand children and 6 great grand children. Published on Sep 20, 2018 Click on the image to watch the video, or click here
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February 5, 2019
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Howard Cohen

Howard Cohen Howard's father to the US from Russia and worked in a suitcase factory. Later, his father owned a suitcase factory of his own. His father had a very strict work ethic set for him. As a child, Howard used to work in his father's factory in Chicago. His savings helped him go to Tulane University for four years where he met his wife Carol. They got married in 1964 and have 4 four children. Published on Sep 20, 2018  Click on the image to watch the video, or click here
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February 5, 2019
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Sandra Cohen Cantor

Sandra Cohen Cantor Sandra's family came to US through Galveston in late 1800s and most of them are still in Texas cities like Houston, Galveston, Waxahachie and Texarkana. Her father and his brothers were involved in the candy business and started Cohen Candy Company. As a child, Sandra went to JJ Perishing elementary school and got involved with BBYO during her time at Franklin Middle School and Hillcrest High School. She started her college at University of Arizona and got involved with Hallel and UJA. She then started going to Richland Community College, Dallas where again she was an active member of Jewish community. Published on Sep 20, 2018 Click on the image to watch the video, or click here
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February 5, 2019
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Joyce Bernard

Joyce Bernard Joyce was born in the city of Bayonne, New Jersey and moved to Dallas with her parents and brother when she was 2.5 years old. went to Ben Milam Elementary school and Spence Junior High. She graduated from Hillcrest in 1955. She attended Oklahoma University where she met her husband. She is very actively involved with the Jewish community and volunteers at JCC. Published on Sep 20, 2018 Click on the image to watch the video, or click here
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February 5, 2019
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Harold Baeck

Harold Baeck Born in Rhodesia which is now better known as Zimbabwe. His parents met in Rhodesia and got married in Southern Rhodesia He grew up in the town of Salisbury and went to the University of Cape town in South Africa from where he graduated as an architect. He started practicing in Salisbury and became famous in the entire country. He had offices in South Africa, London, Paris and Holland He started a family in Salisbury and was the head of the Hebrew congregation as president for many years. He was also the chairman of various societies and president of the institute of architects. He came to Dallas, Texas in 1986 to start a new life and got himself involved in real estate development. Published on Apr 19, 2016 Click on the image to watch the video, or click here
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February 5, 2019
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Myrna Ries

Myrna Ries Grew up in Brooklyn and moved to Dallas, Texas in 1941. She went to Brown School and attended Temple Emanu-el sunday school Published on June 19, 2013. Click on the image to watch the video, or click here
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February 5, 2019
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Gail Bruker

Gail Bruker Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Gail grew up in a Jewish neighborhood and attended a Jewish school. She came to US on a trip in December 1985, with her fiance and decided to settle in Dallas. She got married and started teaching in a Jewish school. She is actively involved in Jewish communities and believes in her allegiance towards Israel. Published on November 12, 2013. Click on the image to watch the video, or click here
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February 5, 2019
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Milton Loeb, Jr.

Milton Loeb, Jr. Milton has been a Dallas resident since he was born in 1930. He studied at Highland Park High School and later went to Tulane University where he met his wife and married her an year later in December 1954. He has been a big part of Dallas's Jewish Community through his participation in organizations such as Temple Emanu-El and Jewish Family Service Published in January 2013. Click on the image to watch the video, or click here
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January 29, 2019
1940soral history

Judith & Paul Tobolowsky

Judith & Paul Tobolowsky Paul was born in 1947 and grew up in Dallas. He went to Southwestern Medical School in 1973 and did his internship at Boston City Hospital.Judith grew up in Brooklyn and studied speech pathology at Boston University. They met in Boston, got married and moved to Texas in 1979. They have 3 children and are active members of Jewish Community Center Published on July 1, 2014. Click on the image to watch the video, or click here
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January 29, 2019