Shalom Sisterhood to honor Laurel Fisher
Temple Shalom Sisterhood will honor their 2008 Woman of Valor Laurel Fisher and present “In Her Shoes: An Evening with Jennifer Weiner” on Wednesday, March 26, 7:30 p.m. A dessert reception will follow the event. Temple Shalom is located at 6930 Alpha Road.
Be a part of the love/hate affairs of Sisterhood, cleverly told by well-renowned author Jennifer Weiner. Audiences around the world saw “In Her Shoes” come to life on the big screen and now you have the chance to be part of it too, only at Temple Shalom.
You can buy your tickets now! There are three exciting levels:
•$54: Admission to “In Her Shoes” and to the dessert reception
•$118: Join Jennifer Weiner for an exclusive pre-event party starting at 6:30 p.m.; admission to “In Her Shoes” and the dessert reception
•$180: Parking and priority seating in addition to admission to the exclusive pre-event party starting at 6:30 p.m., to “In Her Shoes” and to the dessert reception which follows
Breakfast with Jennifer: Only 100 tickets at $50 each will be sold for the breakfast treat. Ten lucky winners will meet with Jennifer for conversation on Thursday, March 27. The drawing will take place on the evening of the event.
Tickets are now available online. Go to www.templeshalomdallas.org and click on the event link to purchase tickets. If you prefer to purchase tickets by phone, please contact Julie Bradley at 214-417-3367.
For more information on this program, contact Event Co-Chairs Debbie Niederman, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Terri Parker, email@example.com.
Summer Camp at Akiba: Fun for the Jewish Soul introduces Camp Directors Annette Wolk, Dorit Schonbrunn
Akiba Academy is excited that its third annual Summer Camp: Fun for the Jewish Soul program will run from June 16 to Aug. 1 on its Schultz Rosenberg Campus at 12324 Merit Drive. Both Camp Mazal, for students entering kindergarten through eighth grade (with a half-day sports camp offered for ninth-graders) and Camp Kulanu, for preschoolers, offer quality programming led by professional staff in a warm Jewish environment.
Camp Mazal Director Annette Wolk has been successfully involved in Jewish camps — day and sleep-away — for over 25 years. In 2006, Annette received the Most Creative Teacher Award from the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, Conn. She currently teaches fifth grade at Levine Academy, Ivrit at Yavneh and religious school at Congregation Beth Torah. Her talents and creativity in dance, drama, music and Jewish education will enrich the fun-filled days at Camp Mazal.
Camp Kulanu Director Dorit Schonbrunn has been teaching young children for over 16 years. Currently an early childhood educator at Akiba, Dorit has led toddler and preschool youth programs in synagogues and worked and run day camps. She brings experience, a strong Judaic background and a love of children to Akiba’s summer camp program.
Interested parents are invited to meet Annette Wolk and Dorit Schonbrunn on Sunday, March 9 at the annual Summer Camp Open House, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. for Kulanu campers, and from 4:15 to 5 p.m. for students interested in Camp Mazal. Early bird specials will be offered!
For more information about Summer Camp at Akiba, please contact 214-295-3400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tycher Library calls for Israeli artifacts
To mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the state of Israel, the Tycher Library, located on the second floor of the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center, in cooperation with the Dallas Jewish Historical Society, plans to mount an exhibit of Israeli artifacts and memorabilia. They are asking to borrow personal items which have a special connection to Israel, especially from its early years. They are looking for letters, photos, posters, military paraphernalia and particularly items which have a Dallas-Israel connection. They plan to show the items in the display cases in the west wing corridor of the JCC in May.
Please contact Library Director Joan Gremont at 214-239-7132 if you have items to loan.
Students remember murdered children of Holocaust
State Senator Florence Shapiro addressed the students and teachers from Memorial Preparatory School of Garland on Feb. 4 to praise them for their project “Every Child Had a Name.” Jim Hogue, museum president, and Senator Shapiro thanked the students and teachers for their tireless efforts and support of the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance. The students also recognized Wachovia Bank and Regional President Julia Wellborn, for her support of the project.
Inspired by the movie “Paperclips” and a class field trip to the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance, teachers Mary Theobald and Katie Venable and their eighth-grade students decided to collect 1.5 million pennies, one for each child murdered during the Holocaust.
“The students wanted a meaningful project that would benefit the museum as well as a positive learning experience. When they are finished they will donate $15,000 to help build a new museum,” Venable said.
“We had a facility that was storing the pennies but when the task became too daunting, Wachovia Bank stepped in and agreed to help by storing our pennies. The students urgently need assistance now to reach their goal; they are halfway there, with 750,000 pennies collected so far,” Theobald said.
The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance has plans to build a 35,000-square-foot museum next door to the Sixth Floor Museum. The museum is currently in a temporary space on Record Street in the West End.
Jars to help collect pennies can be placed in businesses, and direct donations can be made to this cause by contacting Katie Venable or Mary Theobald at 972-926-2650 or email@example.com.
Individuals interested in supporting the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance should contact Stephanie Bohan Gandy, 214-741-7500, ext. 103.
Dr. Allan Shulkin appointed to Texas Medical Board
Congratulations to Dr. Allan Shulkin, who was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to the Texas Medical Board for a term that will end on April 13, 2009. Dr. Shulkin has been a physician in private practice at Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in Dallas for more than 25 years and currently serves as a member of the board of managers for the Dallas County Hospital District and Parkland Memorial Hospital. The board’s purpose is to protect and enhance public health, safety and welfare by establishing and maintaining standards that will be used to regulate the practice of medicine in Texas.
Syl Benenson, right, at a recent HIPPY presentation in Irving JWV to be serenaded with song
Paul H. Lewis tells the TJP that Diane Benjamin suggested an outstanding program for JWV’s Sunday, Feb. 24 meeting, 9:30 a.m. at the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center. In a departure, instead of a speaker, the JWV and their ladies will hear the very talented Norma Vallis sing for them. Norma, a protégé of Dave Alpert, has made a number of public appearances.
As usual a lox and bagel brunch will be served.
TTI scholarship dinner and auction March 2
Texas Torah Institute will have its fifth annual scholarship dinner and auction on Sunday evening, March 2, at the Brookhaven Country Club.
TTI, founded in 2003 by Rabbis Shlomo Pacht and Eliyahu Kaufman, is a traditional boys’ yeshiva serving Texas and the entire Southwest. The school aims to provide a classic yeshiva education, including Talmudic textual analysis, alongside a competitive college preparatory program. Heavy emphasis is placed on ethics and character development.
The yeshiva, which opened with the two founding rabbis and a pioneer group of eight students, is now in its fifth year with 40 students from 12 cities. Additionally, the staff has grown to six rabbis, an academic dean and six certified general-studies teachers. The yeshiva recently moved into a new educational facility, and plans are under way for the construction of a new dormitory building in the spring.
The scholarship dinner is the yeshiva’s primary fundraiser for the year, raising much-needed scholarship funds for families who cannot afford the full tuition but still want their children to have a traditional Jewish education.
This year’s guests of honor, Mike and Sandy Nathan, are active and committed members of our Jewish community. The Nathans truly value the yeshiva’s efforts in Jewish education and have involved themselves in its continued growth. Mike is one of the yeshiva’s founding board members and continues to help lead the school with his vision, expertise and fantastic commitment to Torah education. They are truly deserving of this honor.
Irvin and Linda Rabinowitz of Atlanta, Ga. will be recognized as Parents of the Year. The Rabinowitzes are pillars of the Atlanta Jewish community, where he is the president of Torah Day School of Atlanta, and both he and Linda are heavily committed to the continued growth of their community. Their sons, Ari and Yaakov, are students at the yeshiva, and Irv and Linda are pleased with their growth and success. TTI is proud to honor the Rabinowitzes as Parents of the Year.
Last year’s dinner was a phenomenal success, bringing together people from across the spectrum of the Dallas Jewish community for an evening of inspiration and enjoyment. This year’s event promises to be the same. For more information, or to make reservations, you can call the main office, 972-250-4888.
NCJW Dallas member Syl Benenson to receive Enduring Pioneer Award
Members of the National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Dallas Section (NCJW) are thrilled that past president and longtime volunteer Syl Benenson has been chosen by NCJW, Inc. as the recipient of the Enduring Pioneer Award, to be presented at the National Convention in Chicago in March. This award honors an individual NCJW member who has been instrumental, in two or more identifiable ways, in moving her section toward accomplishing NCJW’s mission in a pioneering way, over a period of 10 or more years.
This is the highest award given to an individual member by National, bestowed on only one recipient nationwide each year. No one from Dallas has ever received this esteemed recognition, and Syl is certainly deserving of the honor. She has been a member of the Dallas Section for over 40 years, but her contributions to NCJW and the Dallas community reflect a commitment far in excess of that. She serves as a role model to their members and an example of what volunteerism and advocacy should be.
On behalf of the Greater Dallas Section of NCJW, Syl approached the Dallas Independent School District in 1979 about the possibility of initiating the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program in the district. HIPPY is a parent-involvement, school-readiness program that helps parents prepare their 3-, 4-, and 5-year old children for success in school and beyond, and empower themselves as their children’s first teacher by giving them the tools, skills, and confidence they need to work with their children in the home. The program was developed by NCJW at their research institute in Israel in 1969. After nine years of courting DISD, Syl was successful in launching the program in 1988. She has continued to work tirelessly for the past 20 years, expanding the program to the Grand Prairie, Irving, and Richardson school districts, providing service to more than 1600 families annually.
Among Syl’s many achievements:
• Served as part of the group who lobbied for and got an additional $700 million in federal matching aid for Medicaid in Texas
• Driving force behind their HIPPY program, and succeeded in getting the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Service to help fund four sites for six years in Houston, San Antonio, and Austin, providing a program serving 3-year-olds.
• Been active in the reproductive rights battle in Dallas and throughout the state for many years
• One of the original members of the Women’s Issues Network, advocating for issues affecting women
• Served as president of OWL, the Older Women’s League, advocating for older women’s issues
• Helped start the first neighborhood clinic for indigent health care
• Helped found Foster Child Advocate Services (now Dallas CASA — Court Appointed Special Advocates) — one of only three site recipients of this program from National
• Was a moving force behind the creation of the Family Outreach program that strengthens families by empowering families to break the intergenerational cycle of child abuse and neglect
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of HIPPY in Texas, Syl will be recognized by the Texas Parent Child Initiative at a reception on February 21, 6:30–8 p.m. at the Latino Cultural Center.
She will also be recognized at the Dallas YWCA’s 100 Women/100 Years Centennial Awards gala on May 3. This award is given to women who have made a meaningful and lasting contribution to Dallas in the last 100 years.
NCJW members marvel at Syl and wonder where she conjures up the extra hours and days to do all she does — and how she finds time to identify and draw new young members into her programs — serving as mentor, coach, and friend to all. Syl has announced that as a final act of “giving” she has willed her body to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. We are sure they will find a large and very special heart.
National Council of Jewish Women is a volunteer organization that, for over a century, has been at the forefront of social change — championing the needs of women, children, and families. NCJW has over 3000 members across Texas, including 1200-plus members in the Greater Dallas area, and approximately 100,000 members and supporters nationwide.
Save the date
Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood will celebrate their “Love of Sisterhood” Donor Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2, at Temple Emanu-El. The first annual Rabbi Gerald J. Klein “Love of Sisterhood” award will be presented to Barbara Zale. Master of ceremonies will be David Schechter, senior reporter at WFAA -TV. Guest speaker will be the nationally-known humorist Janet Sue Rush. For information please contact Susan Chazanow, 972-931-6088.
Jordana Cohen named to honor roll
Jordana Cohen, sister of Trevor Cohen, granddaughter of Lily Harris of South Africa and daughter of Avrille Harris-Cohen, director, Texas Region Bnai Zion, once again has been named to the Dean’s Honor Roll of Scholars at the University of North Texas. Only students who have earned a 3.5 or higher grade-point average on a course load of 12 or more hours during the semester earn the distinction of the Dean’s Honor Roll. Jordi has consistently achieved this academic honor in her studies of forensic psychology. She is currently applying to be the research assistant to the professor of forensic psychology.
The entire faculty and staff of the College of Arts and Sciences who congratulated Jordi on her achievements said: “We are proud of your accomplishments, applaud your academic achievements and encourage you to continue the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of your undergraduate education.”
Jordi graduated from Plano East Senior High in 2005 the same time as her brother, Trevor, graduated from SMU Cox School of Business with a 4.0 GPA. Trevor was recruited four months before graduation to work for Bear Stearns, where he is achieving much success within investment banking. After his marriage to Addison Reed in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the young couple will live in Dallas. Addison is the daughter of Dan and Martha Reed and sister of Gabe.
Important date change for Camp Gan Israel open house
In the recent TJP camp section, Chabad of Plano’s Camp Gan Israel open house was announced for Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. The date has been changed. The open house will now be on Sunday, March 9 at 4 p.m. It will take place at the Lang Chabad Center, 3904 West Park Blvd. just east of Coit in Plano. There is no RSVP necessary; child care will be available. For more information, call 972-596-8270 or visit www.chabadplano.org.
Jewish War Veterans form Boy Scout Troop 2256
The Dr. Harvey J. Bloom Post 256 of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States has chartered a new Boy Scout troop. Troop 2256 will have an Open House on Sunday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m. at Cong. Beth Torah, 720 Lookout Drive in Richardson. All interested adults and youth are invited. For additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jewish War Veterans of the United States (JWV), established in 1896, is one of the oldest veterans’ organizations in our country. It aims to encourage liberty and justice, to foster love of country and to promote sound minds and bodies. JWV has a long history of cooperating with and supporting existing educational institutions and establishing new ones.
Boy Scouts of America is one of the foremost providers of youth educational programs. For almost a century, it has instilled in youth the values and knowledge they need to become leaders in their communities and country. Scouting helps youth develop self-reliance, strong character, respect for others, good citizenship skills and physical and mental fitness.
The compatibility of these two organizations is clear. JWV sums it up: “We recognize the need to train our youth to be good citizens, and that scouting programs are excellent tools to accomplish this.” Scouting, in turn, has benefited greatly from this association, and the National Jewish Committee on Scouting presented the JWV with the Mortimer I. Schiff Award in recognition of its decades of support and cooperation.
Troop 2256 was organized not only to accomplish all these aims, but to bring fun, adventure and new skills to youth in the Greater Dallas Jewish community.
The Open House will include an introduction to Troop 2256, some “scout skills” instruction, refreshments and door prizes.
‘Guys and Dolls’ at the J
Four performances are scheduled at “the J” for this week’s presentation of “Guys and Dolls.” The stellar cast looks forward to the opening on Thursday night, Feb. 14, at 7:30, another performance Saturday evening at 8 and two on Sunday, at 2 and 8 p.m.
Set in the ‘50s, this romantic musical comedy soars with the spirit of Broadway as a cast of vivid characters takes you from the heart of Times Square, to the cafés of Havana, to the sewers of New York City. This hilarious show is ideal for audiences of all ages. Hear such classics as “Luck Be a Lady Tonight,” “Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat,” “A Bushel and a Peck” and “Take Back Your Mink.”
Cast in the role of Sarah Brown is the immensely talented Olivia Kuper Harris, a junior at the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Playing opposite her, in the role of Sky Masterson, is Brian Daniels. With a degree in music from Butler University, Brian has performed many roles including Nanki-Poo in “The Mikado,” Aeneas in “Dido and Aeneas” and Ham and Shem in “The Ark.” He will sing with the Fort Worth Opera Chorus in their upcoming season.
Sherry Etzel makes her debut with the J Players as Adelaide. Sherry has performed with many theater companies throughout the DFW area and is a member of the comedy/improv troupe 4 Out of Doctors. She won a 2006 Column Award for her portrayal of Sister Robert Anne in ICT’s production of “Nunsense.” Michael Vouras returns to the J in the role of Nathan Detroit, Adelaide’s fiancé, after portraying Lt. Cable in “South Pacific” in 2007.
Cast members from the Jewish community include Herb Bennett (Big Julie), Lesley Chudnow (Mission Doll, Dancer), Lori Cohen (General Cartwright, Dancer), Matt Kurtzman (Crapshooter, MC), Melissa Kurtzman (Mission Doll, Dancer), Brian Landa (Rusty Charlie), Casey Cohn Mack (Mission Doll, Dancer), Zelda Mash (Mission Doll, Waitress), Rob Shrell (Harry the Horse), Jerome Stein (Nicely Nicely Johnson) and Jourdan Stein (Mission Doll, Dancer).
Cast members from Dallas’ theater community include Ellen Bond (Hot Box Girl), Amanda Durbin (Dance Captain, Asst. Choreographer), Tracy Nachelle David (Mission Doll), Evan Gabel (Lt. Brannigan, Crapshooter), Howard Hand (Arvide Abernathy), Hal Heath (Scranton Slim, Pickpocket), Elise Libbers (Dancer), Becca Mazzia (Dancer), Phillip Ocampo (Benny Southstreet), Julio Olquin (Liverlips Louis, Joey Biltmore), Katrene Jonas-O’Toole (Mission Doll, Waitress), Bethy Thomas (Dancer) and Shay Thompson (Dancer).
Bring the whole family! You won’t be sorry! It’ll be a BLAST!
Tickets are: adults, $15 in advance/$20 at the door; students and senior adults, $12 in advance/$15 at the door. To order, call 214-739-2737 or purchase online at www.jccdallas.org.
DMN’s Tod Robberson at Beth Torah
Tod Robberson, veteran foreign correspondent and currently an editorial columnist for the Dallas Morning News, will be the guest speaker at Beth Torah Men’s Club monthly breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 24.
Robberson served more than two decades as a foreign correspondent for Reuters news agency, the Washington Post and the Dallas Morning News. At various times he was based in Lebanon, Colombia, Panama, England and Washington, D.C.
As part of his coverage of the Middle East, Europe and Latin America, he has focused in recent years on the Arab-Israeli conflict and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Tod currently is a member of the DMN editorial board, helping formulate the newspaper’s positions and writing editorials and columns on international issues.
The breakfast begins at 9 a.m. at Beth Torah, 720 West Lookout Drive in Richardson. It is open to the public and costs $7 for members, $10 for non-members. For more information, call the synagogue at 972-234-1542.
JCC to hold sneak preview of ‘Bonneville’
A special sneak preview of “Bonneville,” a story about three friends who “come of age” for a second time on a trip across the great American West, will be screened in the Zale Auditorium at the Jewish Community Center of Dallas, 7900 Northaven Road, on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. The free screening is open to the community. Christine Baranski will be on hand to conduct a Q & A following the screening. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Bonneville opens in theatres on Feb. 29.
Faced with the decision of a lifetime, Arvilla Holden, played by Jessica Lange, loads up her 1966 Bonneville convertible and, with her two friends, sets out from Pocatello, Idaho en route to Santa Barbara. As they detour to spots like Bryce Canyon and Las Vegas, the women realize that Arvilla has something unexpected in store. What they don’t realize is that what began as a simple trip will end up becoming a chance to rediscover themselves, their friendship, the importance of promises — and of letting go. Also starring Tom Skerritt and Christine Baranski, “Bonneville” unites three of the most acclaimed actresses of our time in a story that celebrates fun, adventure and living life to the fullest.
CJW conference on immigrants
On Thursday, Feb. 21, the National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Dallas Section will convene an important community conference: “Nation of Immigrants: 21st Century Challenges.” The conference will explore the complex issues surrounding immigration, highlight the needs of immigrants and promote communication and coordination among area groups that serve immigrants.
Doris Meissner, former commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and currently senior fellow at the Migration Policy Institute, will be the keynote speaker. Also on the agenda is a morning plenary panel discussion on local perspectives followed by two sessions of eight concurrent workshops.
Registration is $40 per person, or $30 per person for three or more from the same organization. After Feb. 11, registration is $50 per registrant.
For more information and to view the conference invitation, please go to www.ncjwdallas.org.
Tycher Library calls for Israeli artifacts
To mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the state of Israel, the Tycher Library, located on the second floor of the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center, in cooperation with the Dallas Jewish Historical Society, plans to mount an exhibit of Israeli artifacts and memorabilia. They seek to borrow personal items which have a special connection to Israel, especially from its early years. They are looking for letters, photos, posters, military paraphernalia and particularly items which have a Dallas-Israel connection. The items will be shown in the display cases in the west wing corridor of the JCC during the month of May.
Please contact Library Director Joan Gremont at 214-239-7132 if you have items to loan.
Fifth-grader Benjamin Allen wins Akiba Spelling Bee competition
Every year, in an effort to help its students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies and develop correct English usage, Akiba Academy enthusiastically participates in the Dallas County Schools Spelling Bee contest.
On Tuesday, Jan. 29, middle-school teachers Susan Jacobs and Lili Feingold greeted the students chosen to represent grades five through eight at Akiba’s Spelling Bee event. The winner of this competition is subsequently invited to compete against all the other private schools’ winners from Dallas County.
One by one, students attempted, and in some cases failed, to spell their assigned word. Unfortunately, quite a few stumbled over “sombrero” and “chimichanga” but in the end, fifth-grade student Benjamin Allen, son of Mireille and Ira Allen, was the last one standing, thanks to his ability to spell the word “incognito.” “When I heard what my word was, I smiled because I knew immediately how to spell it. I just had to concentrate and not make a mistake,” Benjamin exclaimed shortly after winning the competition. Sixth-grade student and runner-up Shane Appell, son of Mindy and Martin Appell, proved to be a fierce competitor as the final exchange between the two students lasted for what felt like, for audience members, many nail-biting minutes.
Dallas County is the only county in the region permitted to send two representatives to the Regional Bee: one for public schools and another for private schools. The winner of the Regional Spelling Bee is sent to the Scripps Howard National Bee Championship in Washington, D.C.
Benjamin and Shane’s classmates were very proud of their friends’ accomplishments: Congratulatory comments were heard throughout Akiba all week long. Thank you to Ms. Jacobs for “BEEing” Akiba’s Spelling Bee coordinator!
Insurance veteran Tom Callanan promoted to president; Linda Trejo becomes senior vice president
Waldman Bros. LLP, a leading independent insurance and financial services firm, has announced the promotion of Tom Callanan to president of the commercial insurance division and Linda Trejo to senior vice president of the commercial insurance division.
Callanan brings more than 20 years’ insurance experience to his new role as president, expanding upon his current role of managing the commercial insurance operations. He joined Waldman Bros. LLP in 1998 as marketing manager and eventually became senior vice president of the commercial insurance division. Prior to Waldman Bros., he held commercial underwriter positions with Safeco, CNA, Utica and Kemper insurance companies specializing in coverages for all types of businesses. Callanan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Albany and holds the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter designation and the Associate in Underwriting designation from the Insurance Institute of America. He is also a member of both the Independent Insurance Agents of Dallas and Independent Insurance Agents of Texas.
“Tom brings a great deal of expertise to his new role with Waldman Bros. LLP,” said Stephen Waldman, managing partner. “His deep knowledge and extensive experience in commercial insurance gives him a solid understanding of our business and our customers. We are excited for Tom’s new position and leadership.”
In Trejo’s new position as senior vice president, she will expand upon her current role as supervisor of the commercial insurance division. She brings more than 30 years of insurance expertise to her new role. Trejo began her insurance career in 1974, providing support as a personal lines/commercial lines account manager and all aspects of insurance accounting. She joined Waldman Bros. LLP in 2000, as a commercial insurance account manager. Trejo is a designated Accredited Customer Service Representative and is a member of both the Independent Insurance Agents of Dallas and Independent Insurance Agents of Texas.
“Linda has extensive knowledge and experience in this industry,” Waldman said. “Her dedication to insurance as well as our clients made her a prime candidate for her new position.”