smflameAt the Dallas Jewish Historical Society, we take great pride in our events. With events like powerful and historic movies, a historical reflection on the past shown in creative ways, and bringing the cultural history of different people together, the society aims to provide a hands-on approach and build a sense of transparency, enlightenment and excitement in the community.

Take part in one of our events today, so that you can see and feel the true impact they can have on you!

Upcoming Events:

Please join the Dallas Jewish Historical Society (DJHS) and the Dallas Genealogical Society – Jewish Special Interest Group (DGS-JSIG) for our quarterly series of Genealogy workshops. Each workshop will feature a speaker on some aspect of genealogical research, followed by opportunities to work in small groups on your specific needs. All levels are welcome, from “just thinking about it” to “I’ve reached a brick wall and need help moving on.”   

“Memory Lane:  How My Research Led to a Family Reunion & Summer Research Trip”

Guest Speaker: Meyer Denn

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 7:00pm @ The Aaron Family JCC

Ten Dollars to Hate tells the story of the massive Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s – by far the most “successful” incarnation since its inception in the ashes of the Civil War – and the first prosecutor in the nation to successfully convict and jail Klan members. Dan Moody, a twenty-nine-year-old Texas district attorney, demonstrated that Klansmen could be punished for taking the law into their own hands – in this case, for the vicious flogging of a young World War I veteran.

Patricia Bernstein

Ten Dollars to Hate

Thursday, February 1, 2018 | 7 pm
Aaron Family JCC
$10 in advance | $15 at the door


Guest Author: Marlene Trestman will discuss her book, Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin, as well as her current book project, Most Fortunate Unfortunates: History of NOLA Jewish Orphans’ Home, 1856-1946.


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

7:00pm @ the Aaron Family JCC

Free for DJHS Members | $10 for Non-Members

Q: What do I do with all these photos and documents?

A: Bring them to a DJHS Scanning Day, of course!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

10:00am – 2:00pm

Let DALLAS JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY help you preserve & easily share your family photos by participating in DJHS SCANNING DAYS! We will create high-quality scans of your letter-size (or smaller) documents and up to 8” x 10” photographs. We can digitally reproduce larger photos, documents, and artwork with advance notice.

A good rule of thumb is 30 – 40 pictures and/or documents — we will sit with you to get descriptions of the photos and the people in them; and you will receive a CD with your pictures within 2 weeks of your initial Scanning Day appointment.

YOU MUST REGISTER by phone, email or online to avoid cancellation of the event due to low registration.

25th Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-off

March 18, 2018 – 2nd of Nisan, 5778 

ב׳ בְּנִיסָן תשע״ח

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

…an event worth waiting for!

Texas State Flag, Dallas Skyline and Red Hot Chili imposed on outline of Texas.If you love chili—and almost everyone does—then mark your calendar and save the date for March 18, 2018.

It is time for the 25th Annual Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-off.

While the memories of from every single Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-off of the past 24 years brings smiles to our faces, the best is yet to come.

$12 per adult, $6 per child 10 – 3 years old (includes a free hot dog), under 3 years old may attend at no charge

Alexandra Zapruder tells the complete story of the History of the Zapruder Film for the first time. With the help of the family’s exclusive records, memories, and documents, Zapruder tracks the film’s torturous journey through history, all while American society undergoes its own transformation, and a new media-driven consumer culture challenges traditional ideas of privacy, ownership, journalism, and knowledge.

Part biography, part family history, and part historical narrative, Zapruder demonstrates how one man’s unwitting moment in the spotlight shifted the way politics, culture, and media intersect, bringing about the larger social questions that define our age.

Alexandra Zapruder
Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film

Thursday, April 12, 2018 | 7 pm
Aaron Family JCC
$10 in advance | $15 at the door

Presented with Dallas Jewish Historical Society


On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, the Dallas Jewish Historical Society presented the Ann Loeb Sikora Humanitarian award to Jeff Genecov, Julie Genecov Shrell, and David Genecov.

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 Thank you to all of our Sponsors and Donors who helped make this event such a smashing success!