One Story at a Time…A Mosaic of our Dallas Jewish Community

Date: Sept 30, 2014
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Communities Foundation of Texas

“One Story at a Time…A Mosaic of Our Dallas Jewish Community” honors those individuals who have shared their lives and their family stories with the DJHS since 2010 through our Oral History project.

On a remarkable day in 1971, the Dallas Jewish Historical Society was founded; its mission that of “preserving the precious past as a living legacy for the Dallas Jewish community.” The commitment to that legacy commenced the documentation of oral histories of men and women throughout the greater Dallas Jewish community. In 2009, we honored those whose stories began our oral history program. And now nearly 500 oral interviews later the Dallas Jewish community will come together to honor “Natives to Newcomers” whose incredible stories celebrate our history, our diversity and their wealth of dedication to making our community and cities a better place.

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Fonda Schepps Arbetter

Arbetter, Fonda ScheppsFonda Schepps Arbetter was born in 1956 in Dallas, Texas. Her great-grandparents, Nathan and Freida Schepps, founded Schepps Dairy in Russia before coming to Texas and continuing the family business. Fonda attended preschool at Congregation Shearith Israel and years later met her husband at one of the singles’ events she had put together at the Jewish Community Center. Fonda has been a very active member in the Jewish community, having been inspired by her father’s involvement and hard work. She has been on the Board of Directors for Congregation Shearith Israel and has displayed leadership in many other Jewish organizations.

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Fonda Arbetter’s grandparents Nathan and Frieda Schepps, founders of Schepps Dairy

Fonda Arbetter’s grandparents Nathan and Frieda Schepps, founders of Schepps Dairy

Fonda Arbetter, her parents and brothers at her sister’s Bat Mitzvah 1975

Fonda Schepps Arbetter, her parents and brothers at her sister’s Bat Mitzvah 1975

Fonda Arbetter’s father

Fonda Arbetter’s father,            Stanley Schepps z”l

Fonda’s oldest daughter Stephanie, Fonda’s husband Jay, her mother Madelyn Schepps and Fonda Arbetter

Jay & Fonda Arbetter with their oldest daughter, Stephanie, and Fonda’s mother,  Madelyn Schepps.

Fonda Arbetter’s daughter Stephanie, UGA graduation 2012

Stephanie Arbetter, daughter of Fonda and Jay, UGA graduation 2012

Fonda Arbetter’s daughter Erica, at College of Charleston in SC class of 2014

Erica Arbetter, daugher of Fonda & Jay, at College of Charleston Class of 2014