5:30 – 7:30PM

Temple Emanu-El Tobian Auditorium
8500 Hillcrest Road
Dallas, TX  75225

On Thursday, May 3, 2018, the Dallas Jewish Historical Society will honor the extended Tobolowsky family; a family which has spanned multiple generations here in Dallas, and who have had a large impact on the Dallas Jewish community since their arrival in 1874, at a Cocktail Reception and Program presented by Sparkman Hillcrest.

We will also honor Ira Tobolowsky, of blessed memory.

The “One Story at a Time” is a biennial event recognizing those individuals who have graciously given of their time to record memories and family stories as part of the DJHS Oral History Project.

It’s not every day that you can hear from past Jewish movers and shakers that have had a tremendous impact on the Jewish community. At the Dallas Jewish Historical Society, we make that thought a reality through our Oral History Project. Featuring more than 600 interviews in a variety of formats, we bring you history from those who have paved the way and shared some of the greatest words and experiences.

In 2016, we celebrated “Roots to Boots: South African Jews in Dallas”, in which we captured the stories of  migration to and life in South Africa, followed by immigration to Dallas and the impact on the Dallas Jewish Community.

The Dallas Jewish Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 1971 with the mission of “preserving the precious past as a living legacy for our community.” The agency is the only one that actively collects, preserves, and records the history of the entire Greater Dallas Jewish Community for research purposes.

The Dallas Jewish Historical Society became a reality nearly five decades ago, and serves as a repository for the many agencies of the Jewish community of Dallas, first and foremost the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas and the Jewish Community Center. The archival holdings of the DJHS include thousands of documents, photographs, and ephemera of the Jewish-owned businesses, synagogues, families, and individuals woven into the fabric of Dallas history; and we strive to continue preserving our past and recording our stories.

In addition to many treasured artifacts, Dallas Jewish Historical Society continues to expand our collection of oral histories, having gathered more than 600 personal interviews with Dallas Jews since 1971.

The Dallas Jewish Historical Society maintains an active event and program calendar throughout the year.  The events and programs below are just a sample of what DJHS offers.

ANNUAL LECTURE SERIES: Presented by DJHS, these lectures are designed to bring information and awareness of aspects of Jewish and Southern history and culture.

DJHS & JCC BOOKFEST & FILMFEST: DJHS regularly partners with the Dallas JCC, providing unique and interesting authors and movie experiences for our members and the community.

SCANNING DAYS: DJHS provides an opportunity for our members and the community to bring in and digitize important documents, photographs and memorabilia, on an ongoing quarterly basis.

PRESERVATION 101 WORKSHOP: An ongoing, quarterly workshop taught by our DJHS archivist; providing help and instruction on how to preserve important personal and family documents and photographs.

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP: A quarterly workshop, held in conjunction with the Dallas Genealogical Society – Jewish Special Interest Group. Each series brings in an expert in varying aspects of genealogical research and know-how, to provide guidance for those with an interest in finding out more about their personal histories.

HISTORICAL JEWISH DALLAS BUS TOUR: A popular program, DJHS provides patrons with a guided tour of historical Jewish Dallas.

MEMBERSHIP EVENTS: In appreciation for continued support, DJHS invites its Members and Trailblazers Giving Club members to various exclusive events.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: A comprehensive program offered to up-and-coming students, to gain experience in the DJHS archive, and providing a robust mentoring experience.

As a sponsor, you will represent your business to an audience of 300+ Dallas professionals with publicity through event and online materials, as well as social media outlets.

Who attends?

The vast majority of attendees are members of the greater Dallas community who believe in our mission. They include a wide range of Dallas’ business leaders, philanthropists, and nonprofit partners. Your organization will support our ongoing mission to preserve the history of Jews in Dallas, and you and your guests have the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals and businesses at this inspiring and entertaining event.

Where does the money go?

All donations from the event support the preservation of written, visual and audible materials that document the history of Jews in Dallas, the ongoing and historical contributions made to the Dallas community, along with programs, events, and exhibits which help present and future generations connect with Jewish Dallas.

DIAMOND*     $5,000
Recognition in event program and video, Preferred Seating, 10 Event tickets

EMERALD*     $2,500
Recognition in event program and video, Preferred Seating, 8 Event tickets

GOLD*     $1,000
Recognition in event program and video, 6 Event tickets

COPPER     $500
Recognition in event program, 4 Event tickets

SILVER     $250
Recognition in event program, 2 Event tickets


*Includes recognition on pre-, post- and event promotional  materials

Carol Rosenthal Aaron | Jenifer Smith Blum | Ruth Skibell Hendelman | Hal Jayson | Gail Barzune Loeb | Myra Tobolowsky Prescott | Morton Rachofsky | Eileen Wyll Scheib | Peggy Tobolowsky


Sparkman Hillcrest | The Florence & Esir Tobolowsky Family | Cindi’s Restaurant Corporation | The Bobbie Fields Family | Lisa & Neil Goldberg | Marsh & McLennan Agency (PPB) | Carol & Steve Aaron | Dawn, Todd, Morgan, Bennett & Molly Aaron | The Andres Family | Janet & Jeffrey Beck, Shiva & Jarrod Beck, Amanda & Scott Beck | Becca & Allen Bodzy | The Genecov & Shrell Families | Rozelle & Richard Gilman* | Kahn Mechanical Contractors | Lynn & Mark Kutler | Elya Naxon | Jaynie Schultz & Ron Romaner | George Tobolowsky | Andrea & Loren Weinstein* | Bonnie & Jeff Whitman | Jenifer & Michael Blum | Dawn & Craig Budner | Sandy & Howard Donsky | Dena & Eric Frankfurt | Pauline Graivier | Angela Aaron Horowitz | IMA|Waldman | Marla & Howard Janco – Sylvia & Marvin Greenberg | Elizabeth & Robert Liener | Ann & Michael Ochstein* | Jeanette & Michael Pincus | Norma A. Schlinger* | May Sebel | The Texas Jewish Post | Ellen & Josh Ungerman | Janet & Jack Baum | Sheela & Marc Birnbaum | Deidra & Gordon Cizon | Michael B. Cohen & Ruth Bakal | Cyd & Cliff Friedman* | Josh Golman | Randee & Mark Hefflefinger | Deborah Konigsberg | Carol & Mark Kreditor | Barbara & Carl Lee | Elaine & Melvyn Lerman | Bob & Julie Golman Melendi | Lori & Trace Ordiway | Marilyn & Harrell Pailet | Sondra & Alan Perkins* | Sabina & Scott Pincus | Elise Power | Andrea & Stuart Roosth | Andi & Stuart Rosenfield | Shirley & Erven Rovinsky* | Arthur H. & Helen F. Stern* | Nita Mae Tannebaum | Deanne & Raymond Termini | Mark Tobey & Carol Alter | Judy & Paul Tobolowsky | Melissa & John Torres | Art & Janice Sweet Weinberg | Karen & Shelby Wyll | Stanley Wyll | Sarah Yarrin | Ethel Zale

*Philanthropic or Family Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation

**These are current sponsors, and will be updated weekly as Sponsorships are secured.



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