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Jeannette Naman 1922-2010

Fall 2010

Jeannette Naman of Houston, Texas, for many years Vice President of the American Council for Judaism and a long-time member of the Council’s Board of Directors, died on July 7, 2010 at the age of 87.  
We extend condolences to her children Arthur, John and Libbie, her five grandchildren and her many friends upon her passing.  
Jeannette was born September 16, 1922 in Chicago and was the great-granddaughter of Rabbi Zechariah Emmich of Houston. She attended Rice University and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1943. A charter member of the Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism, she served it in many capacities, including President, Secretary, Treasurer, Trustee and President of Temple Women.  
In April 2005, the congregation honored Jeannette with the dedication of the Jeannette D. Naman Social Hall.  
Jeannette served many other organizations as a dedicated volunteer, including the League of Women Voters, the National Conference of Christians and Jews and the Houston Area Women’s Center. She was active in local, state and national politics, and was a member of the Friends of First Ladies. She helped establish the First Ladies exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution. Her role in many anti-discrimination projects reflected her life-long commitment to eradicating the injustices of prejudice and discrimination.  
Jeannette Naman was a valued member of the American Council for Judaism and was committed to the philosophy of universal prophetic Judaism. She will be missed by all of us. •  

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