Dallas Jewish Archive


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.


Our Vision

To help connect present and future generations with Jewish Dallas.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 | All Day
Scheduled Giving is now open! Click
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Jim Scwhartz Annual Lecture Series presents:
“Family Ties: Stories from the Founders of Greene Family Camp & Temple Shalom”
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 | 7:00pm @ The Aaron Family JCC


JCC FilmFest & DJHS present:
Carl Laemmle – The Film
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 | 7:00pm @ Studio Movie Grill Spring Valley


Your membership makes it all happen.  

Our membership year runs from July 1 to June 30, so JOIN or 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.

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.

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2016 One Story at a Time – Roots to Boots: South African Jews in Dallas

The Committee: Jo Reingold, Marilyn Pailet, Esmé Jacobson, May Sebel (chair), Lyn Rakusin, Joan Gremont (not pictured: Jim Schwartz, President and Brett Lazarus)

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