Enjoy our 2014 video from

Lynn Fine - Roots to Boots

Leo Meyerovitz - Roots to Boots

Mitch Lurie - Roots to Boots

Karen Glanger - Roots to Boots

2015 Ann Loeb Sikora Humanitarian Award Luncheon Photos

Rik Katz - Roots to Boots

Beverley Katz -Roots to Boots

Gerry Medow - Roots to Boots

Alan Sandler - Roots to Boots

Dallas Jewish Archive

Dr. Adrian Meyer - Roots to Boots

Brian Marcus - Roots to Boots


Our Mission

It is the mission of the Dallas Jewish Historical Society to preserve and protect collections of written, visual and audible materials that document the history of the Dallas Jewish community, to make these materials available to the public and researchers, and to keep the past as a living legacy for our community.

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, May 2nd, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Join us for our biennial event highlighting our Oral History Project.  “One Story at a Time” will honor the current Migration Impact Project Roots to Boots:  South African Jews in Dallas.  Author and NYTimes Op-Ed writer, Roger Cohen, will discuss his family memoir, The Girl from Human Street.  Sponsorships are available.  Contact us at info@djhs.org or 214-239-7108.

Video and Oral Histories

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words. Help us preserve our history for future generations by sharing your family’s story. Get started by answering a few simple questions about your family’s history. Then we’ll guide you through the process of creating a video or oral history.


Your membership makes it all happen.  Our membership year runs from July 1 to June 30, so renew now! All donations and memberships are tax deductible. DJHS is a 501(c)(3) and a community partner of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas.

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Ann, Nina & Karen Cortell at the Julius Schepps Community Center Pool, c. 1960

Ann, Nina and Karen Cortell in the pool at the Julius Schepps Community Center, c. 1960s

January 16, 2015


Texoma Region BBYO convention or Texoma Region at District 7 convention?

September 29, 2014


Texoma Region BBYO Advisor’s Training at DLTC, c. 1981

September 29, 2014


Passover Seder at the home of Samuel & Dubbie Margules. The photo includes their nine children and spouses of those old enough to be married. Also in the photo are some of the grandchildren as well as Roy Brin, father-in-law of Dora Margules Brin. Courtesy of the Sylvia Margules Trugman Memorial Collection

September 29, 2014