Sharon Rosenblum Tarlow (b. 1933)

Sharon Tarlow was born in Spokane, Washington on September 18, 1933 to Herman R. Rosenblum and Mollie Kors Rosenblum. They moved to Longview, Washington in 1935 where Herman joined Mollie’s relatives in a retail grocery business. Sharon graduated from Robert A. Long High School and attended Lower Columbia College in Longview and the University of Washington. She married Larry Tarlow in 1954 after he had graduated from Stanford. The couple spent their first year in New York City before settling in Portland, where Sharon raised their three children, Stefan, David, and Mary. She was very active in the Portland section of the National Council of Jewish Women. When their children were in junior high school, Sharon began working, first for Weight Watchers and then for the Beaverton School District, as a Community Resource Coordinator. She was an active volunteer for the NCJW, the Portland Art Museum, and the Temple Beth Israel Sisterhood. In the 1990s, she joined the board of the Oregon Jewish Museum and then became an active volunteer in the docenting program and in the archives.

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