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Lisa Stone

Lisa Stone graduated from Yale College in 1978 with a Bachelor's in Literature and Society; she earned a Master's in Public Health in 1982. After working in public health education and administration, she moved to religious education and administration. Most recently, she is becoming a professional volunteer with patient services at MDAnderson Cancer Center and health education at Planned Parenthood. She also enjoys reading science fiction and fantasy, hiking, cooking and her family most of all!

Blog posts

Miriam Cantor-Stone Holds "The Lone Stars of David: The Jews of Texas," 2013

Being Texan and Jewish: Part Two

In fact when I got to Yale, people didn’t believe I was from Texas, although they still asked if I had cows.  Serious though I was, I couldn’t believe they were, so I sardonically said, “Only about 300.” To which they replied, “Is that a lot?” At that point I was truly incredulous, asking if they actually thought I was serious. However, the real craziness hit when it would come up that I was Jewish. The seriously puzzled response was,

“But I thought you said were from Texas…there aren’t any Jews in Texas.”  As if they could possibly know that.  As if it could be true.

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