Connecting present and future generations with Jewish DallasThey say a picture is worth a thousand words.
Within the Dallas Jewish Historical Society are over 15,000 items that tell the stories of Jewish Dallas from its beginnings in the 1850s to today. Our photographs, documents, business, organization and personal papers, as well as artifacts and other ephemera tell of a Jewish community that grew alongside the City of Dallas and its suburbs, contributing to its growth and development.
Throughout the year DJHS hosts a variety of programs and events, ranging from our annual lecture series, partner events with local organizations, bus tours and annual fundraising galas. We are also represented at community events, taking the stories of Jewish Dallas “on the road.”
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Membership dues are the life-blood of any organization–DJHS is no different. Your membership dues, combined with grants, direct donations and fundraising galas, allow us to provide excellent programming, oral history interviews and care for and preserve items in our Dallas Jewish Archives.
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Oral History Project
It’s not every day that you can hear from past Jewish movers and shakers that have had an impact on the Jewish community. Featuring more than 1000 interviews in a variety of formats, DJHS brings you history from those who have paved the way and shared some of the greatest words and experiences.
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We're thrilled to share with you a selection of audio recordings from the Ellis & May Titche Wartime Correspondence Collection. Mel Ginsburg, a dedicated long-time volunteer of DJHS, has been...
Regional Treasures: Menorahs from Historic Temple Emeth, Ardmore, Oklahoma Find New Home after Long Visit to Dallas
When we are approached regarding a donation—as a local historical society, it happens often—the main question we ask is: "does this fit our scope?"—meaning we do our due diligence to make sure...
Personal collections have a dual function of historical reference and story-telling. Learn a little about part of Ginger’s and start thinking about your own.