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Object of the Month

Object of the Month

Panoramic photograph of Hebrew Home Dedication, 1925

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Holiday Hours

For the holiday of Passover, the office and museum will be closed on Friday, April 3 and Friday, April 10.

Calendar

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

Before Modernism: American Synagogue Architecture Before the Second World War

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

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

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: Downtown D.C.

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 at the National Archives

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.

Walking Tour: Arlington National Cemetery

In-depth tour of sites of Jewish interest in Arlington National Cemetery

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Highlights

Who are we?

Who are we?

Society's mission and history

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We're moving again!

We're moving again!

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

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Jewish Food Experience

Jewish Food Experience

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