Gil Elan, President and CEO of SWJC, is a senior Middle East analyst. He combines his knowledge and wit into easy-to-read analyses on current events. 

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Southwest Jewish Congress (SWJC) ​is a Dallas based Texas non-profit 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to educating the community on Israel and the Middle East, threats to the freedoms and rights guaranteed by the US Constitution, and celebrating American unity through cultural and multi-faith diversity. 
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The Latin American Jewish Experience

Sunday,  April 9, 2017, 2:00 pm

Davidson Auditorium in the Jindal School of Management Building, The University of Texas at Dallas

Followed by a reception by the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies

Eli Davidsohn, known as the Jewish Accordion Man, will discuss his life as a child of Holocaust survivors, born in Bolivia and raised in Peru until coming to America at the age of 18.

Debra Polsky, Executive Director of the Dallas Jewish Historical Society,

will discuss her work interviewing Dallas-area  Jews from Latin America.

SWJC Texas Sized Event

October 26, 2016

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Dr. Terry J. Flowers, Biko McMillan,

H. Ron White, Larry Goldstein, Madan Goyal, Noely Rangel, Ariana Luterman,

Vanita Halliburton, Barbara Friedman, 

Ann Kahn, Tammy Nguyen Lee, Judy Rorrie,


Thank you to our Sponsors and guests for joining us in honoring these Inspiring Women and Men of Action.