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Hollace Ava Weiner

Hollace Ava Weiner, a Texas transplant born in Washington, DC, has degrees from the University of Maryland and the University of Texas at Arlington and has been awarded fellowships from the American Jewish Archives and the Jewish Women’s Archive. She has written or edited five books and contributed to numerous anthologies.  A past president of the Southern Jewish Historical Society, she remains active in the Texas Jewish Historical Society.

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Frances Rosenthal Kallison

Frances Elaine Rosenthal Kallison was a horsewoman and historian, a cofounder of the Texas Jewish Historical Society, and the only Jewish woman in the National Museum and Cowgirl Hall of Fame.  A regional leader of the National Council of Jewish Women, she lobbied to end the poll tax and open pre-natal clinics for the poor. The exhibit she curated on Texas Jewry for the 1968 World’s Fair in San Antonio has been continually updated.

Carrie Marcus Neiman

A born saleswoman, Carrie Marcus Neiman made her family’s department stores synonymous with high-end retail fashion. Dallas’s legendary Neiman Marcus specialty store owes its style, its personal brand of service, and its first cache of merchandise to Neiman, the fashion authority who helped launch a retailing concept.

Hattie Leah Henenberg

Hattie Leah Henenberg was a pioneering female jurist in Texas. In 1925, she became a member of the first all-female state Supreme Court.

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