Past Programs

Dallas Jewish Historical Society has been offering programs and guest speakers to our community since our inception. Below you will find a selection of  past program recordings for your viewing pleasure.

"50th Annual Christmas Day Classic": Movie & Panel Discussion

On December 23, 2020, DJHS hosted a screening and panel discussion with past participants of this multi-generational Dallas Jewish tradition. Click here to watch the program.

“A Conversation with Sue Eisenfeld, author of Wandering Dixie: Dispatches from the Lost Jewish South”

On December 1, 2020, as part of the Margo Rosenberg Pulitzer Dallas Jewish BookFest, the Dallas JCC and DJHS partnered to present a discussion with Sue Eisenfield. Click here to watch the program.

DJHS & DJF present "The Afterlife: What happens after we die"

On January 28, 2020, Dallas Jewish Historical Society and Dallas Jewish Funerals presented, “The Afterlife: What happens when we die” as a panel discussion featuring Rabbi Adam Roffman and Cantor Don Croll. Click here to watch the program.

Wendy Harpham, "Judaism, Hope, and My Survivorship Journey"

On January 23, 2020, Dr. Wendy Harpham relayed her journey of surviorship through a scope of Judaism and hope as part of the Dallas Jewish Historical Society Jim Schwartz Annual Lecture Series. Click here to watch the program.

"Family Ties: Stories from the Founders of Greene Family Camp & Temple Shalom"

On September 19, 2019, the DJHS Jim Schwartz Annual Lecture Series presented, “Family Ties: Stories From the Founders of Greene Family Camp & Temple Shalom,” with guest speakers Ilene Greene & Loui Dobin. Click here to watch the program.

"Small Town...to Big D: A Panel Discussion"

The DJHS 2018-2019 Annual Meeting & Lecture highlights the life experiences of four women, Nita Mae Tannebaum, Syl Benenson, Kay Schacter, and Eileen Ray, who grew up Jewish in small towns in Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Texas before moving to Dallas. Click here to watch the program.

Carmen Goldthwaite, "Texas Dames: Sassy & Savvy Women Throughout Lone Star History"

On March 14, 2019, Dallas Jewish Historical Society Jim Schwartz Annual Lecture Series welcomed Carmen Goldthwaite as she relayed stories of “Sassy & Savvy Women Through Lone Star History.” Click here to watch the program.

Mark Stuertz, "Secret Dallas"

On January 24, 2019, the DJHS Jim Schwartz Annual Lecture Series presents an excursion through the weird, the wry, and the wonderful idiosyncrasies that comprise the Big D with author Mark Stuertz. Click here to watch the program.