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oral history

oral history

Charles Rosenson

Charles "Chip" Rosenson Interviewed by Jo Reingold on July 17, 2019. Chip passed away June 22, 2020, may his memory be for a blessing. Click here to watch his interview.
DJHS Admin
June 29, 2020
newsoral history

Roger Horchow

Samuel Roger Horchow was interviewed by May Sebel on November 10, 2011. He was a theater producer, retailer, and generous philanthropist. Roger passed on May 2, 2020. May his memory be a blessing. Click here to watch the interview.
DJHS Admin
May 11, 2020
newsoral history

Marvin Greenberg

Marvin Greenberg Interviewed by Jo Reingold on February 20, 2017. Marvin was on January 27, 1931 in Waco, TX. As a Teenager he moved to Dallas, and later returned after graduating from the University of Texas. He opened Greenberg Drugs in Preston Center and maintained the successful business for over 40 years. Marvin passed April 23, 2020. DJHS will miss our longtime friend and supporter who not only added to Dallas Jewish history, but also understood its importance.                                            Click here to watch his oral history interview.  
DJHS Admin
April 28, 2020
oral history

Stuart Rosenfield

Stuart Rosenfield, 2019 Stuart Rosenfield President of the DJHS Board of Trustees 2016-present (at time of publication) Click here to watch the video.
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August 13, 2019
oral history

Shirley Tobolowsky

Shirley Tobolowsky Shirley was born late 1920s and grew up in Chicago with her three sisters. She attended the University of Michigan. She visited Dallas in 1950 where she met Edwin Tobolowsky and married him few months later. She was actively involved in V&A, Senior citizens of Greater Dallas, CJW and Sisterly's Women Council. She also organized a brown-bag project where they helped people understand their medications. She is also involved in an education project called "Scholarchips" where the head of various organizations motivate the middle & high school kids to learn technology and gives a chance to students to ask questions. She loves art and is considered as a career woman Published on Oct 22, 2018 Click on the image to watch the video, or click here
DJHS Admin
February 19, 2019
oral history

Derval Kirshenbaum

Derval Kirshenbaum Derval grew up in South Africa. Her father had a huge departmental store just outside of Cape Town, South Africa. Her husband proposed her when she was 19 years. They got married and had three sons. They had 13 stores of their own in South Africa but had to leave the country due to the increasing crime rate. They moved to US in 1993 and settled in Dallas since then. Published on Apr 25, 2016 Click on the image to watch the video, or click here  
DJHS Admin
February 12, 2019
oral history

Gary Kirshenbaum

Gary Kirshenbaum Gary was born in 1970 and grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa in a Jewish community. He remembers South Africa as a great country in terms of nature, geography and climate. Gary also recalls his first trip to Israel when he was 6 years of age. After finishing high school in Johannesburg, Gary went to college for a business degree and then went to army for a year before he started working for his father in retail. His family moved to Dallas in 1993 because of the increasing crime and riots in South Africa. Published on Apr 24, 2016. Click on the image to watch the video, or click here
DJHS Admin
February 12, 2019
oral history

Harriet Whiting

Harriet grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. She got married and had three sons. Because of the political unrest in the country they decided to move to the US in 1977. Her husband who is a physician was offered a job in Dallas at that time. She is actively involved in the Jewish Community in Dallas and believes in celebrating all Jewish holidays and following the traditions.                                                    Published on Sep 20, 2018                                                    Click on the image to watch the video, or click here
DJHS Admin
February 12, 2019