In 2019, the SWJC Board voted to initiate a pilot program -
SWJC Building Bridges Grant Initiative – to build bridges farther
in the community. These grants would cover specific project needs
for local non-profit organizations enabling them to accomplish their goals.
Founding Chair: Harry Ploss
Areas Served: North Texas
Educational Programming offered FREE to the community
Texas Sized Event featuring the
Southwest Jewish Congress, a stand-alone Texas 501(c)(3) organization.
With membership open to everyone, the diversity, leadership and passion of the Board strengthens its ability to reach our main goal: to build bridges throughout the community.
This important goal is made possible by celebrating exceptional volunteers, providing free educational programs and launching the newest endeavor, a grant project. These are the mainstays of this lean, grass-roots, no-frills, decisive group. Here are a few examples:
In 2013, SWJC provided assistance to pass legislation establishing American Indian Heritage Day in Texas, the first formal recognition of American Indians in the state.
At our May 2019 event, we combined the Annual Meeting, grant presentations, and the reunion of past and incoming honorees. The evening was uplifting, encouraging and inspiring. Over 150 attended, representing diverse ethnicities, generations and faiths. All networked, celebrated and built bridges - strengthening the larger DFW community - now and in the future.
Southwest Jewish Congress (SWJC) is a membership organization open to all that welcomes diversity and builds bridges throughout our community.
We provide quality educational programs and events: