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Texas Jewish Historical Society Presentation: Little Known Texas Jews

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

On Thursday, May 14, come learn about Little Known Texas Jews with Vickie Vogel of the Texas Jewish Historical Society! This program is on Zoom.

We all know about Rabbi Henry Cohen, Stanley Marcus, and Bernard Rapoport, but do you know the Banana King of Marshall? The San Antonio man who turned a Louisiana leper colony inside out?  The Bay City merchants kidnapped and left for dead who lived to tell the tale? The amateur theatrics of Leona Westheimer?  Rambling Rosella of the Houston Press?  Dopplemayer’s Rescue Liniment?  The Shapira Hotel in Madisonville? There are eight million stories in the big state, to paraphrase Naked City’s TV tag line, and we will explore a few of them.

Since 2009, Vickie Vogel, a past president of the Texas Jewish Historical Society, has written a column for the TJHS quarterly news magazine, profiling people and organizations whose stories can be found in their archives.  Vickie, who calls herself “a recovering attorney,” spends her retirement volunteering with TJHS when she is not involved in political activism. She is self-quarantined in Austin.

Please sign up for this talk with Justin at Justin@hcrj.org.


May 14
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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