Movies rock! We love ‘em here at the Dallas Film Society. But as CEO, I’d like to put down the popcorn and, along with our Artistic Director James Faust, tell you why film and the Film Society is so important to Dallas.
We live in a digital age. Video production is vital. Supporting film, especially local film, creates jobs — for actors, directors, electricians and more. It’s big business and developing it keeps our talent here – just one reason we work with local companies like ReelFx. Continue reading →
It is said that those who forget history are condemned to repeat it. At Dallas Jewish Historical Society (DJHS), we’re in the business of remembering — preserving memories and sharing those stories in a way that informs the future. DJHS is the only organization that collects, preserves and shares the photos, documents, artifacts and stories of Jewish life in the greater Dallas area.
Dallas became a city in 1856 and by 1858 the first Jewish merchant had opened a store. From there, the history of Dallas is filled with names of Jewish leaders in retail, manufacturing, politics, cultural arts and other areas. In chronicling the history of the Jewish community, we tell the story of Dallas itself.
Our previous Giving Day proceeds have been used to initiate digitization of our Oral History interviews with Jews in Dallas — both natives and newcomers — who tell the stories of how and why they came here and what they’ve done since arriving.
This year’s proceeds will continue to help fund our ever-expanding digitization efforts in addition to contributing to general operating support. We currently seek additional funding to continue converting and processing more than 500 completed interviews and thousands of photos, documents, and artifact descriptions.