We explore the unique Jewish heritage of Washington as a hometown and as the nation’s capital.

Object of the Month

Object of the Month

1966 Kashrut symbol of the Rabbinical Council and the Combined Congregations of Greater Washington

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Add to the Archives!

Add to the Archives!

Your contributions to the collections will help preserve the history of the Jewish community

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Education

Education

Bring your school or youth group to visit the 1876 synagogue

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Help us continue to collect, preserve, and share materials documenting the story of our Jewish community.

 

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Challah Sale

Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month in May with four weeks of challah!

Proceeds benefit the Society's educational programs.

Challah may be picked up at JHSGW offices before 4 p.m. on Thursday or Friday afternoons. For delivery, order at least 5 in a Penn Quarter building per week. Get your neighbors and coworkers on board!

You may also make a tax-deductible donation to benefit DC Central Kitchen.

Order by Monday, May 4, 9 a.m

Calendar

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

Monday, May 18, 2015, Noon - 1:00 p.m.

“Reconstructing the Jewish History of Homestead, Pennsylvania”

In partnership with the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington and the Library of Congress's Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division

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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

Read more from us on this website by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

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