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  • Houston Hillel Photo Album, 1979-1985 

    Houston Hillel (1979-1985)
    From its founding in 1923 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Hillel has grown into the largest Jewish campus organization in the world. Hillel’s mission is to celebrate Jewish life and learning and to pursue social justice around the world. Young adults are encouraged to connect to their peers and other Jewish people around the globe ...
  • Eric Taylor oral history and transcript 

    Taylor, Eric (2018-08-30)
  • Lucille Borella oral history and transcript 

    Borella, Lucille (2020-10-23)
    Lucille Borella played in the Houston folk scene from the 1960s-1970s.
  • Houston Hillel Scrapbook, 1993-1994 

    Houston Hillel (1993-1994)
    From its founding in 1923 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Hillel has grown into the largest Jewish campus organization in the world. Hillel’s mission is to celebrate Jewish life and learning and to pursue social justice around the world. Young adults are encouraged to connect to their peers and other Jewish people around the globe ...
  • Houston Hillel Scrapbook, 2003-2004 

    Houston Hillel (2003-2004)
    From its founding in 1923 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Hillel has grown into the largest Jewish campus organization in the world. Hillel’s mission is to celebrate Jewish life and learning and to pursue social justice around the world. Young adults are encouraged to connect to their peers and other Jewish people around the globe ...
  • Houston Hillel Scrapbook, 2002-2003 

    Houston Hillel (2002-2003)
    From its founding in 1923 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Hillel has grown into the largest Jewish campus organization in the world. Hillel’s mission is to celebrate Jewish life and learning and to pursue social justice around the world. Young adults are encouraged to connect to their peers and other Jewish people around the globe ...
  • Suzanne Jacobson oral history interview and transcript 

    Jacobson, Suzanne (2021-07-07)
    Suzanne Shulman Jacobson was born in Stamford, Connecticut. She moved to Houston in 1975 and started working for the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston the very week she arrived. At the Federation, Jacobson has held numerous positions, including Women’s Division Director, Young Leadership Director, and many positions in the Development Department, ...
  • Hyman Penn oral history interview and transcript 

    Penn, Hyman (2022-06-08)
    Hyman Penn was born in Houston to Holocaust survivors Linda and Morris I. Penn in 1954. Penn attended the University of Texas Medical School, and was a pediatrician at Texas Children’s for 35 years, until retiring in 2020. Penn has been a member of Temple Beth Torah (TBT) for the last 35 years. He has served as the president, vice president and Men’s ...
  • Joe Williams oral history interview and transcript 

    Williams, Joe (2022-05-05)
    Joe Williams was born in January 1946. He is a native of Beaumont, Texas and a graduate of Lamar University. Joe has held a long career in the property and casualty insurance industry, holding a multitude of positions along the way. Joe has also served as the president of Congregation Emanu El in Houston and the president of the Jewish Federation of ...
  • Houston Hillel Scrapbook, 1991 

    Houston Hillel (1991)
    From its founding in 1923 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Hillel has grown into the largest Jewish campus organization in the world. Hillel’s mission is to celebrate Jewish life and learning and to pursue social justice around the world. Young adults are encouraged to connect to their peers and other Jewish people around the globe ...
  • Houston Hillel Scrapbook, 1990 

    Houston Hillel (1990)
    From its founding in 1923 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Hillel has grown into the largest Jewish campus organization in the world. Hillel’s mission is to celebrate Jewish life and learning and to pursue social justice around the world. Young adults are encouraged to connect to their peers and other Jewish people around the globe ...
  • Houston Hillel Scrapbook, 1989 

    Houston Hillel (1986)
    From its founding in 1923 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Hillel has grown into the largest Jewish campus organization in the world. Hillel’s mission is to celebrate Jewish life and learning and to pursue social justice around the world. Young adults are encouraged to connect to their peers and other Jewish people around the globe ...
  • Houston Hillel Scrapbook, 1988 

    Houston Hillel (1988)
    From its founding in 1923 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Hillel has grown into the largest Jewish campus organization in the world. Hillel’s mission is to celebrate Jewish life and learning and to pursue social justice around the world. Young adults are encouraged to connect to their peers and other Jewish people around the globe ...
  • Insights and Stories to Tell 

    Rochella Cooper
    Rochella Cooper was born in South Africa in 1933. In her formative years as a musician she acquired a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Capetown (Dist. Hon.) and in 1956 left South Africa for further study at the Royal Academy of Music. Soon thereafter she moved to Paris where she continued her flute studies with Renee Rateau, (Boston ...
  • Rabbi Shaul Osadchey oral history interview and transcript 

    Osadchey, Shaul (2022-02-25)
    Rabbi Shaul Osadchey was born in Los Angeles in 1950. He became involved with the Soviet Jewry movement while a student at Los Angeles Hebrew High and continued his activism while a student at the University of California, Berkeley. Osadchey participated in a number of protests, including a peaceful disruption of a performance by the Soviet Moiseyev ...
  • Freda Delphine “Bitsy” Proler oral history interview and transcript 

    Proler, Freda Delphine "Bitsy" (2022-02-24)
    Freda Delphine “Bitsy” Proler May 26, 1933 was born in Harlingen, Texas to Ben and Delma Epstein. She married Jackie Proler at Houston’s Congregation Emanu El in 1951, and, after living for a short time in San Antonio, the couple moved back to Houston, where they raised four children. Today, Bitsy still resides in Houston and remains active at ...
  • Joel Dinkin oral history interview and transcript 

    Dinkin, Joel (2021-04-15)
    Joel Dinkin, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He also earned master’s degrees in social work from Yeshiva University, and in business administration from the University of St. Thomas in Houston. Joel initially moved to Houston, Texas in 1979 to work at the ...
  • W. Kenneth Horwitz and Annette Horwitz Sondock oral history interview and transcript 

    Horwitz, W. Kenneth; Sondock, Annette Horwitz (2022-02-21)
    Dr. W. Ken Horwitz and Annette Sondock are siblings and natives of Beaumont, Texas. Ken is a former basketball player for the University of Texas at Austin Longhorns where he played in the 1950’s a veteran of the United States Air Force, as well as a doctor in the field of Dentistry. Annette is a musician and performer, who spent much of her early ...
  • Rochella Cooper oral history interview and transcript 

    Cooper, Rochella (2022-02-15)
    Rochella Cooper was born in South Africa in 1933. In her formative years as a musician she acquired a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Capetown (Dist. Hon.) and in 1956 left South Africa for further study at the Royal Academy of Music. Soon thereafter she moved to Paris where she continued her flute studies with Renee Rateau, (Boston ...
  • Rabbi Roy Walter oral history interview and transcript 

    Walter, Roy A. (2021-05-05)
    Rabbi Roy A. Walter served as Senior Rabbi of Congregation Emanu El from 1978 to 2011. He came to Emanu El following his ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1970, and served eight years as Assistant and Associate Rabbi. Rabbi Walter is a native of Memphis, Tennessee and holds a B.A. degree from Tulane University and ...

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