Connecting present and future generations with Jewish Dallas
They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
Within the Dallas Jewish Historical Society are over 15,000 items that tell the stories of Jewish Dallas from its beginnings in the 1850s to today. Our photographs, documents, business, organization and personal papers, as well as artifacts and other ephemera tell of a Jewish community that grew alongside the City of Dallas and its suburbs, contributing to its growth and development.
Upcoming Programs & Events
Throughout the year DJHS hosts a variety of programs and events, ranging from our annual lecture series, partner events with local organizations, bus tours and annual fundraising galas. We are also represented at community events, taking the stories of Jewish Dallas “on the road.”
Become a Member
Membership dues are the life-blood of any organization–DJHS is no different. Your membership dues, combined with grants, direct donations and fundraising galas, allow us to provide excellent programming, oral history interviews and care for and preserve items in our Dallas Jewish Archives.
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Oral History Project
It’s not every day that you can hear from past Jewish movers and shakers that have had an impact on the Jewish community. Featuring 750 interviews in a variety of formats, DJHS brings you history from those who have paved the way and shared some of the greatest words and experiences.
From the Blog
Debra Polsky, In Memoriam – Baruch Dayan Emet
Since 2012, Debra Polsky had been the face of the Dallas Jewish...
Care & Preservation for Your Family Heirlooms
We recently partnered with Congregation Beth Torah's Sisterhood to present Judaica Roadshow, our spin on the network television series of a similar name. While we mimicked some aspects of the...
DJHS Founder’s Records Come to Light
Recently, our archivist, Jessica Schneider, and our archives assistant, Corynthia Dorgan, collaborated to write an article for The Rambler, the newsletter of the Southern Jewish Historical...
Our Mission: 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.