Bert & Jules Fine
Other than their children, what would they be most proud of?
Jules: His children and grandchildren
Bert: accomplishments achieved by children, having 6 lawyers in lineal descendents
What would be their greatest regret?
Jules: Not succeeding in own textile business
Bert: Not going to college
What would be their most treasured memories?
Jules: finding out Joe passed the bar (he knew he did not have to worry about Jack)
Bert: Children and grandchildren graduating from college
What would they want to see carried on in the family (after the answer of religion)?
Jules: education, economic opportunities, owning own business
What qualities did they embody (e.g., tenacity, wisdom, humor, outspokenness, …)?
Jules: Chutzpah, intelligence, honesty – great joker
Bert: Hard working, Meticulousness
What would have been their secret ambition, hope or dream?
Jules: own successful business and be financially independent
After survival, financial security and health, what is the one thing that would have made them really happy?
Jules: Position of power, like when he was President of the Lions or when he was head of Anti-defamation League: Recognition with respect
Bert: have an education; Successful happy honest children
What in the world of politics bothered them most?
Jules: mostly apolitical
Bert: Those who would be unwilling to assist poor people
What in the world of religion bothered them most?
Bert: Extremism, outward displays of religion
What in the world of family bothered them most? (Please don’t give names!!! Speak in generalities!)
Jules: mixed marriages
Bert: No answer
What hobbies did they have? What recreational activities did they enjoy?
Jules: golf, pipe & cigar smoking; pulling off a good prank
Bert: knitting, baking
Tell us about any other defining character traits or physical characteristics.
Jules: he wore signature powder-blue socks!
Bert: Bert was always thin, to the point of being frail
What people or events most shaped who they were? How?