Jo Reingold

As a “Dallasite”, and the Secretary of the DJHS Board of Directors for several years (and a member and volunteer for many more) Jo’s passion for Dallas Jewish history shines, especially when she shares our history with others! She is a sought after speaker for many Chavurot and organization events; going out of her way to use fun and interactive techniques to help bring our history alive for participants.

Debra Polsky

As the Executive Director of DJHS, and a Melton educator, Debra provides an extensive knowledge of Jewish history, local and otherwise. After a long career in Jewish Communal Service which took her from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Omaha, Nebraska to San Francisco, California; Debra first came to Dallas as the Executive Regional Director for B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO). In addition to teaching in the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School for 20 years, she has worked or volunteered for a variety of agencies including Dallas Holocaust Center, Congregation Kol Ami, JCC Dallas, JCRC, Dallas Women’s Foundation, Girl Scouts of NETexas, Center for Jewish Education/Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, and the Dallas Association of Directors of Volunteers. Debra received her Masters of Public Administration and Social Work from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.