Susan Zack Lewis of Big Spring Elected TJHS President
Susan Zack Lewis was named Texas Jewish Historical Society president at the organization's 40th Annual Gathering in April. Credit: Jan Hart
By Tumbleweed Smith
The instillation of Texas Jewish Historical Society officers took place during the organization’s 40th Annual Gathering April 7 in Houston, Texas. Susan Zack Lewis of Big Spring was named president.
The purpose of the Texas Jewish Historical Society is to collect, preserve, publish and disseminate materials having reference to the settlement and history of Jews in Texas and their participation in its social, economic, religious, political, professional and cultural growth. TJHS has 567 members from Texas, and 21 from other states and Israel.
Zack Lewis, a member of Beth-El Congregation in Fort Worth, has been an active member of the society for more than 20 years, serving as recording secretary and vice president. She chaired a quarterly TJHS meeting in Big Spring and co-chaired last year’s annual gathering in Fort Worth.
Zack Lewis is a past president of the Heritage Museum in Big Spring and was the founding coordinator of the Hangar 25 Air Museum. She was awarded the George Washington Honor Medal, the highest award offered from the Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge, for her speech to a Rotary Youth Leadership Award group.
As a result of her work with helping bring Relay for Life to Big Spring, serving on the board of the Big Spring Symphony, and numerous other local and regional organizations, she was selected as the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce woman of the year in 2000. She is Owner of Multi Media Advertising, a firm that has won national and international awards for commercials, features and documentaries.
Zack Lewis is married to Bob Lewis (Tumbleweed Smith). They have two children: Kevin Lewis of Dallas, Texas, and BZ Lewis of Oakland, California. ■