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

At a Glance: July - September 2014

PROGRAMS

624 participants

12 adult programs including:
- 3 Voices of the Vigil exhibition programs
- 2 walking tours
- 3 speakers bureau
- Laura's 20th anniversary event
- Status of Jewish Ukrainians event
- Trip to Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American

6 program venues:

- Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum
- Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
- Leisure World of Lansdowne, VA
- National Museum of American Jewish History
- Old Town Alexandria
- The George Washington University

EXHIBITIONS

Voices of the Vigil

250 attended Maryland debut at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington

VIPs included Sen. Ben Cardin, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, and Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett

Created new multimedia concert with musician Robyn Helzner

Published companion exhibition catalog thanks to successful fundraising campaign
Voices of the Vigil catalog cover

COLLECTIONS

Exciting New Partnership
Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington will be indexing data from records documenting life-cycle events (ex. baby-naming, bar/bat mitzvah, wedding). The resulting listing will be available online.

Research requests from Purdue University, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, American Humanist Association, New-York Historical Society, Washington Jewish Week, and more.

 

GRANTS & RECOGNITION

Received
- D.C. Preservation League for public programs about the historic synagogue's architecture
- Marshall B. Coyne Foundation for general operating support

Applied
- National Endowment for the Humanities to plan core exhibition in future museum

MEMBERS & DONORS

- 7 new members
- 101 renewals
- 138 donations

PUBLICITY

Saving synagogue mural at 415 M Street featured in:
- The Forward
- National Trust for Historic Preservation blog
- District Source blog
- Washington Jewish Week
415 M Street synagogue mural

Jewish Food Experience post about community cookbooks reprinted in UJEF newsletter

Laura's 20th anniversary luncheon highlighted in Washington Jewish Week

Voices of the Vigil at JCCGW publicized in:
- The Washington Post
- JCCGW magazine

Charm bracelets from our collection featured in a Forward article by
Dr. Jenna Weissman Joselit.

[Links to most are on our Publicity page]

ONLINE

- 17,000 website visits from 86 countries
- 943 views of YouTube videos
- 72 new Facebook fans and nearing 800 total!

VOLUNTEERS

- 150 volunteer hours
- 13 volunteers helped at programs, gave presentations, worked in the archives, and assisted in the office.