The Way We Were in the 1970's

The Way We Were in the 1970’s

Smiling Faces


Left to right, Amoz Chernoff, Renate (Rennie) Chernoff, the late Mitchell Robinson, Barbara Bernstein

The Chernoffs moved to Knoxville in 1958 when Amoz accepted a position at the University of Tennessee. He later was promoted to research director of University of Tennessee Hospital and eventually became Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the UT Center for Health Sciences. Rennie, who earned a Master's Degree in art from UT, combined her interests in metals and weaving to become an artist specializing in Judaica. They left Knoxville in 1979 when Amoz went to work at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 


Barbara remains an active member of the Knoxville Jewish community. Mitchell’s wife Natalie and son Pace live in Knoxville. Amoz and Rennie live in Silver Spring, Maryland.


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