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Ann Loeb Sikora, a Professional Volunteer: Why We Celebrate Her Legacy

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Ann Loeb Sikora was a native Texan with roots in Ballinger and Sweetwater. After attending University of Texas – Austin, Ann returned to Sweetwater to work in her family’s business, Levy’s Department Store. Eventually, Ann made her way to Dallas where she worked in Neiman Marcus and became involved in community causes. Endearingly dubbed a “professional volunteer,” she volunteered and/or served on the Board of Directors for a plethora of organizations including: United Way of Metropolitan Dallas; Community Council of Greater Dallas; Greater Dallas Community Relations Commission; American Jewish Committee; Council of Jewish Federations; National Council of Jewish Women; Congregation Shearith Israel; and, Golden Acres –Home for the Jewish Aged. Ann passed in 2001, leaving an emptiness in all areas in which she served and big shoes to fill for her successors. Ann Loeb Sikora was loved and respected by many. Her legacy is rooted in her devotion to countless causes in the Jewish and general communities. And, her time and attention continue to resonate today. Beginning in 2002, the Dallas Jewish Historical Society initiated the Ann Loeb Sikora Humanitarian Award, which recognizes those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to public service and who stand as role models for…

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Ann Loeb Sikora Humanitarian Award Luncheon 2015

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The Ann Loeb Sikora Humanitarian Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to public service, and who stand as role models for future generations.  Each honoree represents Ann Loeb Sikora’s legacy of leadership and devotion to countless causes in the Jewish and general communities. Our 2015 Honorees are remarkable women who were Elected to Make History.  

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One Story at a Time…A Mosaic of our Dallas Jewish Community

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Date: Sept 30, 2014 Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Location: Communities Foundation of Texas “One Story at a Time…A Mosaic of Our Dallas Jewish Community” honors those individuals who have shared their lives and their family stories with the DJHS since 2010 through our Oral History project. On a remarkable day in 1971, the Dallas Jewish Historical Society was founded; its mission that of “preserving the precious past as a living legacy for the Dallas Jewish community.” The commitment to that legacy commenced the documentation of oral histories of men and women throughout the greater Dallas Jewish community. In 2009, we honored those whose stories began our oral history program. And now nearly 500 oral interviews later the Dallas Jewish community will come together to honor “Natives to Newcomers” whose incredible stories celebrate our history, our diversity and their wealth of dedication to making our community and cities a better place. Please join us! Tickets Available Starting at $65.

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