Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington | Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum

At a Glance: April – June 2014

PROGRAMS

710 participants

16 adult programs including:
- 5 speakers bureau engagements
- 4 walking tours
- 2 Voices of the Vigil exhibition programs
- 2 young professional programs

12 venues including:

Washington, D.C.
- DC Jewish Community Center
- Elesevetgrad Cemetery
- Library of Congress
- Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum
- Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
- National Archives
- Washington Hebrew Congregation

Maryland
- Jewish Federation of Howard County
- Live and Learn Bethesda

Virginia
- Arlington National Cemetery
- Temple Rodef Shalom

EXHIBITIONS

Voices of the Vigil

- On display at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial LibraryVoices of the Vigil exhibition at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
- Unveiled website including oral histories, education curriculum, memoirs, activist profiles, and slideshows.

COLLECTIONS

New Acquisition Spotlight
- Material documenting career of Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis donated by his grandson, Frank Gilbert
- Includes notebook of handwritten notes by Brandeis. Handwritten on front cover: "Evidence. Vol. II. May 14 '77. Louis D. Brandeis."Cover of Louis Brandeis's notebook, 1877

Research requests from the State Department, Maryland Office of Tourism, AARP, Anacostia Community Museum, Shapell Manuscript Foundation, and more

VOLUNTEERS

- 176 intern hours
- 128.5 volunteer hours
- 8 volunteers led walking tours, gave presentations, worked in the archives, and helped with office work

ONLINE

- 17,104 website visits from 77 countries
- 928 views of YouTube videos
- 31 new Facebook fans and surpassed 700 total!

 

PROGRAM PARTNERS

- DCJCC's EntryPointDC
- Hebraic Section of the Library of Congress
- Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington
- National Archives
- Washingtoniana Division of the DC Public Library

SCHOOL GROUPS

111 students from:

Maryland
- Temple Emanuel
- Shalom Education Center
- Temple Shalom

Washington, D.C.
- Adas Israel Congregation
- Operation Understanding DC

New Jersey
- Netivot Montessori School

GRANTS & RECOGNITION

Received
- American Association for State and Local History's Leadership in History Award of Merit for Voices of the Vigil
- D.C. Humanities Council for public program "Synagogue to Church to Condo - DC's Urban Evolution"
- Naomi and Nehemiah Cohen Foundation for general operating support

Applied
- D.C. Commission for the Arts and Humanities for New Years Eve Klezmer concert
- Marshall B. Coyne Foundation for general operating support and 415 M Street mural
- Sulica Fund for expansion of our online catalog
- Taproot Foundation for pro bono services to draft personnel policy

MEMBERS & DONORS

- 18 new members
- 44 renewals
- 75 donations, most to the 415 M Street mural campaign

PUBLICITY

- Efforts to save synagogue mural at 415 M Street featured in:
- Washington Jewish Week
- The Forward
- The Intowner
- From Under the Fig Tree
- DC blogs: Boundary Stones (WETA), District Source, PoPville, JewishDC
RAISED TO DATE: $11,346 415 M Street synagogue mural

- New museum plans highlighted in Washington Jewish Week

- Uncovering the Beatles' signatures discussed in the Smithsonian Institution Archive's blog