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.


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:

Poster timeline of 1876 synagogue's history - $360
New Plexiglass to cover model of building - $500
Two tables for sales and display in sanctuary - $75 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.

Transfer five oral histories from audiotapes to archival CDs - $500
Portable version of Soviet Jewry exhibition - $8,000

Creation of a poster-show version of Voices of the Vigil that can easily travel to schools and libraries.

Publication of catalog for Soviet Jewry exhibition - $12,000

New booklet will contain text and images from Voices of the Vigil along with Natan Sharansky’s speech at the exhibition's opening. Will be distributed to members and school libraries.


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, biography of a prominent 19th-century national and local Jewish leader, for our library.