- Events & Tours
Help us continue to collect, preserve, and share materials documenting the story of our Jewish community.
Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month in May with five weeks of challah!
Proceeds benefit the Society's educational programs.
Challah may be picked up at JHSGW offices before 4 p.m. on Thursday or Friday afternoons.
For delivery, order at least 5 in a Penn Quarter building per week. Get your neighbors and coworkers on board!
You may also make a tax-deductible donation to benefit DC Central Kitchen.
Order by Monday, April 27, 9 a.m
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Samuel Gruber explores how synagogue design and function reflects the history of American Judaism prior to World War II.
Monday, April 20, 2015, Noon
Illustrated lecture by Dr. Samuel Gruber will tell the story of the documentation, protection and preservation of American Jewish historic sites.
Sunday, May 3, 2015, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Walking tour focusing on the diverse communities who have shaped this neighborhood as they occupied and transformed five former synagogue buildings.
Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Jonathan Sarna, renowned historian of American Judaism, returns to the National Archives for a discussion about his newest book, Lincoln and the Jews: A History.
Sunday, May 10, 2015, 9:30 a.m - 1:00 p.m.
In-depth tour of sites of Jewish interest in Arlington National Cemetery