Jewish Women on the Map - Dallas, Texas, home of Fannie Feldman Schaenen
The "Lioness of Judah," was very active in the Dallas Jewish community, in the Jewish Federation and the Jewish Family Service Agency, among others. She also became very involved with some of the large national Jewish groups. She became the Chairman of the Women's Division of the United Jewish Appeal. She also served on the national board of the JDC.
In 1971, hundreds of people turned out to honor her for
raising $60 million in three years for Jewish refugees,
charities, and Israeli projects.
Born Fannie Feldman, she was the daughter of Moses and Annie Feldman; the youngest of 4 children, and the only one born in the US. The rest were born in Russia. She went to school in Dallas, Texas, and graduated from high school there. She was considered a music protegee, and the violin was her instrument. She was accepted to study at the Chicago Convervatory of Music.
Read more about her by Debbie Tobias, on page 3 of this newsletter: http://www.colorofmemory.com/media_pdfs/newsletter-winter-2003-final.pdf