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This website, which began as a landmark exhibition and book, adds depth and dimension to the history and story of the Washington Jewish community. Drawing on our rich community archives, the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington has created this online exhibit to depict a Washington that is both the nation’s capital and hometown to the sixth largest Jewish community in the United States.

This online exhibition was made possible by a major gift from The Samuel Burtoff, M.D. Foundation
and other generous supporters.