Jim Hogue

Hogue, JimJim Hogue, Dallas Jewish Community Leader, talks about growing up in Dallas, his family and the role models and events that led him to his many past and current leadership roles.  Interviewed January 2013.

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Kitzi Ball

Kitzi Ball

Kitzi Ball was born in 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa, before moving with her family to Ohio, followed by moves to Chicago and New York City. Kitzi’s father was a store manager and later became Vice President of the Three Sisters Company. Kitzi lived in Chicago and was an X-ray technician at the time that her family moved to Texas in 1951. Kitzi married her late husband, Myron z”l, in 1952 and they later settled together in Dallas. Kitzi dedicated her time as a volunteer at Golden Acres for 25 years, serving as a friend and confidant to the elderly there. Kitzi and Myron had three sons together.

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Mimi Aronoff

Mimi Aranoff

Born in Dallas, TX, in 1929, Mimi attended John Henry Brown School and Forest High School. Her father, who eventually owned Goodman Produce Company, immigrated from Poland to the U.S. at age 13. On June 21, 1947, Mimi married her husband, Melvin, who had the opportunity to meet Albert Einstein at a seder dinner through the military. Her family was active in three synagogues – Temple Emanu-El, Agudas Achim, and Shearith Israel – and Mimi was president of Mizrachi Women  in Dallas. On the day of her son’s bar mitzvah, she heard on the radio that President Kennedy was assassinated, and later that night saw Jack Ruby at Temple.

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