2023 Annual Meeting & Lecture

Year in Review (click to enlarge):

2022-2023 Archive and Program Stats

Oral histories:

In total – we have 770 Oral history interviews.

Of that, 58 were conducted in 2022-2023, 12 of those were addendums to existing interviews.

12 transcripts were completed, and nearly that many, old and new, were added to our online database for public use.

Collections Processing:

1 major collection processed – Renee Stanley Collection.

1 additional large collection finding aid completed – Kahn Family Collection (DJHS co-founder & her family).

Nearly 500 photos digitized, many uploaded into our online database.

Over 600 records were added to our collections database Eloquent Systems to improve public access to our holdings.

Over 100 assets photographed for internal documentation.


30 volunteers, 20 have trained to conduct oral history interviews.

Programs, exhibits, and whatnot:

7 exhibits

  •             It’s All Fun & Games
  •             Then & Now: South Dallas
  •             Devotion Illuminated: Life Guided by Light in Jewish Dallas
  •             Anshai Torah
  •             We Are Jewish Dallas
  •             Women’s Philanthropy in the Jewish Community, which includes a virtual interactive component (see our Featured Collections page under Archive and select Renee Stanley Collection).
  •             Feel the Rhythm: Music Performance & Appreciation in Jewish Dallas

3 Bus Tours

            1 board only, 2 with The Legacy Midtown Park

3 Oral History Programs where I taught the community about our flagship program

            1 at The Legacy Midtown Park, 2 at The Legacy Willowbend

3 Oral History Trainings


What to look forward to in 2023-2024

Oral History Interviewer Training – July

Shearith Israel & Tiferet Israel community displays – Late Summer/Early Fall

Home preservation workshop with Felicia Williamson of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Center (October 22, 2023)

Bus Tour with Adat Chaverim (TBD)

Jamie Pink Mosaic Workshop (December 3, 2023)

Judaica Roadshow (Mid-January 2024)

JCC Presidents Oral Histories (Ongoing Fall thru completion)