Debra Polsky, Executive Director of the Dallas Jewish Historical Society, was born in New York in 1954 and moved with her family to Chattanooga, Tennessee, at the age of two. Debra moved to Dallas in 1989 for a job with B’nai Brith Youth Organization. Since then, she has profoundly influenced Jewish life in Dallas through her work with many different organizations. Click on the image to watch the video, or click here.
Rabbi Howard Wolk was born in 1952 in the Bronx and grew up in Queens, NY. His father, a cantor, was born in Poland and came over with his parents and siblings, while Rabbi Wolk’s mother was born in Berlin and came to America with her parents and sister before the war. Rabbi Wolk moved with his family to Dallas, where he first became the founding Rabbi of Congregation Shaare Tefilla. He always has been and continues to be a strong role model and active leader within Dallas’s Jewish community and with many organizations, including Jewish Family Service and the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas. As proud parents of six children, Rabbi Wolk and his wife, Annette, have had a great impact on the community and have taught many. Click on the image to watch the video, or click here.