Speakers Bureau



Did you know?

Were you aware that Jews have been in Dallas since the 1860s?
If not, let the Dallas Jewish Historical Society Speakers Bureau provide your school, synagogue, organization, community center, chavurah, university campus, study group, etc. with an overview of local Jewish history.

DJHS Speakers bureau is:

  • A powerful way of strengthening our Jewish communities against the continual risk of being written out of the history books
  • A way to encourage an honest conversation about our role as Jews in our community – past, present, and future
  • An opportunity to learn about the importance of historical preservation
  • A tool to reinforce our Jewish identity and commitment

Let DJHS bring the history of Jewish Dallas to you, and help us realize our vision of connecting present and future generations to Jewish Dallas.

To arrange for a speaker at your next get-together, please contact us at (214) 239-7120 or at info@djhs.org

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 Dallas Jewish 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.

There is currently no fee for our speakers bureau, although donations are always welcome.

Contact DJHS about a Speaker for your next event!

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