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Atlanta, Georgia
November 11, 2008
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39 pages
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Phyllis Blonder Freedman was born in Port Chester, New York. Her father, Irving Blonder, owned the Blonder Milk and Cream Company. Phyllis graduated high school in 1945 and then attended Syracuse University. When she came to Atlanta to visit family she met Jack Freedman on a blind date. They were married in January 1947. Phyllis, a 'Yankee', came to live in the South where she was deeply affected by racism and segregation. They had two children, Doug and Robyn (now Spizman). Jack's family were staunch members of Ahavath Achim as were Jack and Phyllis. Phyllis recalls segregation and racism, the Jewish community in Atlanta over 60 years, including the Jewish Progressive, Standard and Mayfair clubs, the synagogues, important rabbis (Harry Epstein), and her lifelong career in volunteerism in the Jewish community. She recalls her service in the National Council of Jewish Women, Hadassah, Atlanta Jewish Federation Women's Division, National Council of Jewish Federations and her service as the National President of Brandeis University National Women's Committee. She recalls Max (Mike) Gettinger and David Sarnat's leadership role in the growth of the Jewish community as well as the role of many important Jewish women in community work. She recounts growing up in the North and adjusting to the south and discusses her extended families and their observation of Judaism.

OHC-Phyllis Blonder Freedman

Phyllis Blonder Freedman - Oral History

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