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Gale, Jane Greenspun


Jane Greenspun Gale was born in 1949, she is the third of four children born to community leaders Barbara and Hank Greenspun. Everyone calls her Janie. Janie is an actor, activist, writer, magazine publisher, philanthropist, and farmer and she has filled her life with accomplishments such as the Animal Foundation and Springs Preserve. It has also been a life filled with adventure – from “looking for John Lennon” during her time living and studying acting in London to learning to raise chickens on the acres of the Gilcrease Farm she owns with husband and photographer Jeff Gale.

Her Jewish foundation was at Temple Beth Sholom, where her parents were among the founding members. As the Jewish population grew, the tastes in synagogues grew to reflect the change. When Janie’s children preferred the Reform approach at Congregation Ner Tamid, a new family tradition began.