• From Our President

    Throughout its established history the Dallas Jewish Historical Society has been acquiring papers of families and individuals as well as records of organizations and businesses that have enhanced Dallas’s rich history. Continually called upon as a local and national resource by researchers, agencies, and journalists, the Agency, its officers and board are proud of the many accomplishments and contributions not only to Jewish Dallas but also the city at large.

    We engage the community through a variety of programs including the Andres Family Lecture Series (the successor to the Pollman Series), now in its twelfth year.  Fascinating topics such as “Where Have All the Jewish Men Gone” to “Jews and Booze” were introspective, entertaining and enlightening.

    The oral history collection continues to grow as trained volunteers conduct oral histories of those who have played important roles in our community.  We augment our holdings with papers, photographs, and documents of historical significance to the Dallas Jewish community.  The publication of Spoken Memories: Reflections on Dallas Jewish History is one of the organization’s most important achievements and we look forward to the publishing of Volume II.

    As with any agency, the Dallas Jewish Historical Society relies on the support of members to accomplish its mission of preservation and education. Without that support, the Jewish heritage of Dallas—the heritage of our community—would be lost. We invite you to join or renew your membership in this unique and vital agency. If you should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Together we can and must keep our history alive.

    Warm regards,

    Jim Schwartz,
    President