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

At a Glance: April – June 2014


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

- Jewish Federation of Howard County
- Live and Learn Bethesda

- Arlington National Cemetery
- Temple Rodef Shalom


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.


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


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


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



- 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


111 students from:

- Temple Emanuel
- Shalom Education Center
- Temple Shalom

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

New Jersey
- Netivot Montessori School


- 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

- 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


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


- 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