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

Join & Support: Wish List

Your support in funding Wish List items helps expand our public outreach and meet immediate office needs in support of our work. Thank you for considering fulfilling a Wish List request. For more information, contact Mary Ann or Laura at
(202) 789-0900.


New camera - $300

Help us replace our outmoded camera with a new digital camera to capture program highlights.

Storage shelf for supply room- $200

Provide much needed storage space in the supply room.

Historic Synagogue

Help us to enhance the museum experience for visitors to the history sanctuary with these colorful additions:

Life-size cutout of President Grant - $180
Poster timeline of historic synagogue's history - $360
New Plexiglass to cover model of building - $500
Two tables for sales and display for sanctuary - $175 per table
Two catering tables for use in sanctuary - $100 per table

Collections and Exhibitions

Oral histories to add to our archival collections - $2,500

Support the collection of two oral histories of prominent members of our community to add to our archival collections.

Creation of Soviet Jewry Vigil slideshow for posting on YouTube - $2,500

This project, in conjunction with our new exhibition Voices of the Vigil, will enable us to broaden our outreach by reaching online audiences with a series of photographs taken at the daily vigil from the 1970s to its last day in 1991.

Many thanks to the following donors for generously taking the following items off our Wish List recently:

- Constance M. Burtoff, Capt., USPHS Ret., the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, and other donors underwrote the creation and publication of a brochure highlighting Jewish sites in Arlingotn National Cemetery.

- John Tolleris underwrote the fabrication of a traveling version of our exhibition, Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln's City.

- Les Bergen purchased Simon Wolf: Private Conscience & Public Image, the biography of a prominent 19th-century national and local Jewish leader, for our library.