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Suzie Ablon

Suzie Ablon Suzie was born in 1935 in Dallas, Texas. A natural saleswoman, she was a pivotal employee in the catering business for 35 years. She has a big passion for rhythm and dancing, has been an important contributor to the Dallas Jewish community, and led the Federation drive in 1962. Published on Jun.7, 2016. Click on the image to watch the video, or click here
DJHS Admin
January 29, 2019
oral history

Lois Finkelman

Lois Finkelman Grew up in Chicago and studied at Northwestern University where she met her husband. She moved to Dallas for her husband's pediatric residency and got involved in the League of Women Voters and National Council of Jewish Women as a volunteer.                                           Published on March 17, 2015. Click on the image to watch the video, or click here
DJHS Admin
January 29, 2019
oral history

Herb Bennet

Herb Bennet Born in 1923 in Fort Worth and grew up in the small town of Breckenridge, Texas. Herb graduated in 1940 and attended University of Texas in Austin Published on Oct.22, 2018. Click on the image to watch the video, or click here
DJHS Admin
January 29, 2019
oral history

Craig Budner

Craig Budner Born in 1964 in Dallas Now an attorney, he received the Ann Loeb Sikora Humanitarian Award from the Dallas Jewish Historical Society in 2013 for his philanthropic work in the Jewish and general communities. Published on March 3, 2013. Click on the image to watch the video, or click here
DJHS Admin
January 29, 2019
oral history

Hylton & Veronique Jonas

Hylton & Veronique Jonas Met at a synagogue in South Africa. They got married in 1972 and immigrated to US in the year 1982 Published on February 19, 2014. Click on the image to watch the video, or click here
DJHS Admin
January 29, 2019
oral history

Andi Gordon

  Born in Hillbrow, South Africa. Immigrated to Dallas in the late 1970s Published on January 19, 2016 Click on the image to watch the video, or click here.
DJHS Admin
January 22, 2019
news

The 2017-2018 DJHS Annual Meeting & Lecture, featuring author & sports writer Charley Rosen

On Thursday, June 14th @ 7:00pm, the Dallas Jewish Historical Society was pleased to welcome Charley Rosen as the featured speaker for the 2017-2018 Annual Meeting of the Dallas Jewish Historical Society.  After the introduction and induction of new DJHS Board Members by our Vice President, Deborah Konigsberg; we heard a welcome and tribute from our Board President, Stuart Rosenfield; followed by an overview of the organization and the "Year-in-Review" by our Executive Director, Debra Polsky.  The evening culminated with a lively and engaging lecture by author and sports writer, Charley Rosen. 6'8" Rosen, an American author and former basketball coach, who previously worked as an NBA analyst for FOXSports.com, and whose work has appeared on Fanragsports.com and hoopshype.com, is a native of the Bronx, and the author of over twenty-one sports books, including Sugar: Michael Ray Richardson, Eighties Excess, and the NBA (Nebraska, 2018), Crazy Basketball: A Life In and Out of Bounds (Nebraska, 2011) and The Chosen Game: A Jewish Basketball History. He has also coauthored two books with NBA coach Phil Jackson. Mr. Rosen captivated us with the story of the origins of Basketball; covering the start and proliferation of the game,  what part Jews played along…
DJHS Admin
June 18, 2018