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

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
The Jim Schwartz Annual Lecture Series presents Rabbi David Levin “Gleanings of a Wandering Jew”
The DJHS Annual Meeting, in collaboration with our Jim Schwartz Annual Lecture Series, presents “Gleanings of a Wandering Jew- How to navigate being a Jew in 21st Century America using Jewish history and personal travels as guides” by Rabbi David Levin. Free to attend. Please RSVP.




Jun. 15 – Nov. 15, 2021
Tzva’im – Colors of Judaism: Unbridled Expression of the Greater DFW Jewish Community
Opening on June 15, during the DJHS Annual Meeting & Lecture, the curated works of Tzva’im – Colors of Judaism: Unbridled Expression of the Greater DFW Jewish Community will be on display via online viewing rooms, free to the public, through November 15, 2021. Most pieces are available for purchase and a portion of proceeds will serve to raise funds for the DJHS.


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.

Zoom 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 recording your oral history over Zoom with one of our trained interviewers.

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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