Thank you for your interest in attending Wisches Do Come True. There are sponsorship opportunities and ticket levels to meet a variety of budgets and needs.

Advertising placement, public relations exposure, and community outreach are all available through partnership with the Dallas Jewish Historical Society.

Why sponsor?  Your sponsorship will support our ongoing mission to preserve the history of Jews in Dallas, and you and your guests have the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals and businesses at this inspiring and entertaining event.

Where does your money go? All donations from the event support the preservation of written, visual and audible materials that document the history of Jews in Dallas, the ongoing and historical contributions made to the Dallas community, along with programs and exhibits which help connect present and future generations with Jewish Dallas.

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Jimmy Wisch and Irene “Rene” Radin met, were married, move to Fort Worth, and co-founded both the Texas Jewish Post and the Fort Worth Theater Guild in 1946.

Since then, four generations of the Wisch family have been deeply involved in the Greater-DFW Jewish community and continue to operate the newspaper started by the Matriarch and Patriarch of the family!

 

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The Dallas Jewish Historical Society became a reality over five decades ago.

Watching the demolition of Temple Emanu-El’s early South Dallas building, a concerned group of onlookers, including Ginger Chesnick Jacobs and Ruth Brown Kahn, became acutely aware of the importance of saving local Jewish history. That moment triggered the inspiration for the establishment of the Dallas Jewish Archives, a committee of the Jewish Community Center (JCC), in 1970, which evolved into the  Dallas Jewish Historical Society (DJHS), dedicated to education on and preservation of Dallas Jewish history. With its mission of “preserving the precious past as a living legacy for our community,” the agency is the only one that collects, preserves, and records the history of the entire Greater Dallas Jewish Community.

Within the walls of our Archive are a plethora of documents, photographs, and objects from early Jewish-owned businesses, synagogues, families and individuals woven into the fabric of Dallas history. Currently located in the JCC, the DJHS features a climate-controlled vault, allowing for research under the highest archival standards. Since its founding, the DJHS has served as a repository for many agencies in the Jewish Dallas community, with the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas and the Jewish Community Center (JCC) at the forefront. In addition to many treasured artifacts, Dallas Jewish Historical Society continues to expand its collection of oral histories, having gathered nearly 700 personal interviews with members of our Jewish community since 1971.

From Downtown to South Dallas, the Cedars to Goose Valley, Deep Ellum to North Dallas and beyond, Jews have influenced the formation of Dallas. From the long-standing congregations of Temple Emanu-El, Shearith Israel, and Tiferet Israel to the newer houses of worship, and those long since faded into obscurity—Agudas Achim and Anshe Sphard among them—DJHS stands to preserve their past and their future in history. The DJHS safeguards not only our history, but also information on our impact locally,  nationally, and internationally.

Today, the Dallas Jewish Historical Society is a partner agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas and is primarily supported by membership contributions.

Our Vision:  To help connect present and future generations with Jewish Dallas

Our Mission:  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

What is the Dallas Jewish Historical Society?

  • DJHS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
  • We acquire and preserve personal papers, organizational records, photographs, and memorabilia documenting Dallas Jewish community history.
  • We serve as an educational research center for historians, writers, students, and genealogists.
  • We provide an Annual Lecture series, workshops, and other community programming.
  • We record and make available the oral history interviews of individuals and families in the Dallas Jewish community.
  • We present exhibits on various aspects of Dallas Jewish community history.
  • We are a community partner of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas.

How are your memberships and donations utilized?

Below are pictures of some of the items contained in our archive, and below are examples of how monies raised benefit programs and preservation duties at the Dallas Jewish Historical Society.

  • A gift of $25 provides preservation for one rare book in the DJHS collection
  • A gift of $35 covers cost of one set of Preservation 101 workshop materials
  • A gift of $50 provides 100 acid-free archival quality file folders
  • A gift of $100 provides 10 acid-free archival quality document storage boxes
  • A gift of $150 covers the cost of producing and preserving one Oral History interview