When not teaching special education in the Clark County School District, Lori Chenin-Frankl embraces many additional roles: mother, grandmother; youth choir director; occasional substitute spiritual leader, with her sister Sheryl Chenin-Webb, at Friday night services at Congregation Ner Tamid
Lori (b 1960) is the child of a Holocaust survivor, Fernande Magalnik Chenin, and Simon Chenin, a barber. In 1963, the Chenin family moved from Cleveland, Ohio, to Las Vegas for her father’s health. The city was already home to her uncle Dr. Joe Chenin, the first licensed Jewish dentist in Southern Nevada and a good place for the family to settle in. Her father worked his barber business and her mother was a clerk for the school bus yard.
Frankl, Lori Chenin. Interview, 2016 June 7. OH-02709. Transcript. Oral History Research Center. Special Collections, Univeristy Libraries, University of Las Vegas Nevada. Las Vegas, Nevada.
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