BARBARA FISCHER is the person
in charge of the gift shop. She
was born in Brooklyn, New York on
July 4, 1944. She lived in the same
building as her maternal grandparents
and down the street from her father’s
family. She attended school in
Brooklyn until 1959 when the entire
family moved to Miami, Florida. After
graduating from Southwest High
School, she attended Dade County Junior College, which at
that time was meeting in quonset huts left from World War II.
There was no air conditioning and on rainy days, everyone
got wet, but those were fun days.
After her first year she met her first husband and subsequently,
had children. They moved to Canada during the
Vietnam era and came back to Florida when the war ended.
In 1981, Barbara met and married her second husband and
moved to Charleston, South Carolina. She became a fund
raiser for the South Carolina Democratic party.
Barbara now spends her time with her family and helping
out in anyway she can at Pembroke Pines Jewish Center.
Naturally, her top priority is the gift shop, but she can be
found wherever someone is needed. She says that she
hopes she will be able to continue helping our Synagogue for
a long time.
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