We explore the unique Jewish heritage of Washington as a hometown and as the nation’s capital.

Stateless at the Washington Jewish Film Festival

Stateless at the Washington Jewish Film Festival

In conjunction with our award-winning exhibition, Voices of the Vigil, we're co-presenting the film Stateless at WJFF.

Object of the Month

Object of the Month

Panoramic photograph of Hebrew Home Dedication, 1925

Learn more
Add to the Archives!

Add to the Archives!

Your contributions to the collections will help preserve the history of the Jewish community

More details
Education

Education

Bring your school or youth group to visit the 1876 synagogue

Learn more

Wondering about our future museum?

Stay current by reading our quarterly Making a Museum updates -- on our blog or in your email inbox!

Support Our Work

Help us continue to collect, preserve, and share materials documenting the story of our Jewish community.

 

Calendar

Sunday, March 1, 2015, 1:15 p.m.

Stateless at the Washington Jewish Film Festival

In conjunction with our award-winning exhibition, Voices of the Vigil, we're co-presenting the film Stateless at the Washington Jewish Film Festival.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Candlesticks, Charm Bracelets, and Protest Signs

Lecture on how local Jewish women have expanded and challenged traditional roles through activism.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, Noon

Help Make a Museum!

Help us plan a new regional Jewish museum (projected opening 2020).

Program at Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum, Washington, D.C.

Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Before Modernism: American Synagogue Architecture Before the Second World War

Explore how synagogue design and function reflect the history of American Judaism prior to World War II.

Monday, April 20, 2015, Noon

Protection and Preservation of American Synagogues: Reviewing the Past and a Roadmap for the Future

Illustrated lecture will tell the story of the documentation, protection and preservation of American Jewish historic sites.

View all events

Highlights

Who are we?

Who are we?

Society's mission and history

More

We're moving again!

We're moving again!

The 1876 historic synagogue is moving and we're building a new museum beside it.

More

Support us by shopping at Amazon

Support us by shopping at Amazon

Shop through this link and automatically support our programs!

More

Jewish Food Experience

Jewish Food Experience

Read more from us on this website by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

More