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

Programs & Tours: Programs

ANNUAL MEETING
Featured Speaker: Ruth Marcus

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Ruth Marcus headshotRuth Marcus is an op-ed columnist and member of the editorial board of The Washington Post. She has written about every major Washington story of the last two decades, from contested Supreme Court nominations to presidential elections. Her columns also focus on everyday life including preparations for her daughter's bat mitzvah. Ruth was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2007.

At the meeting, she will share her experiences and observations of modern life from her vantage, including life here in Washington.

A kosher reception and silent auction follow.

Location: Congregation Beth El, 8215 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD
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Free and open to the public. $10 suggestion donation.

Advance RSVP requested: online | email | (202) 789-0900



Fiddler on the Roof graphicFiddler on the Roof at Arena Stage

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 2:00 p.m.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof with special discounted tickets for Society members and guests.
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After performance: Scholar Miriam Isaacs will speak on the literary antecedents to the show based on Sholom Aleichem's "Tevye" short stories. Dr. Isaacs taught Yiddish at the University of Maryland for more than 15 years.

Visit Arena Stage's Fiddler on the Roof page for more details on the production.

Location: 1101 Sixth Street, SW, Washington, DC
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$68 premium seats. Limited seats available. Non-refundable.
Purchase by November 10: online | (202) 789-0900.



First Night Klezmer Concert

Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 3:00 p.m.

Join us for a family-friendly afternoon as we usher in the New Year with a special Klezmer concert with acclaimed band, Machaya.

European Jewish immigrants in the late 19th century brought Klezmer, a style of Jewish music that includes Yiddish verses, with them to Washington. Our historic 1876 synagogue, founded by mostly German-Jewish immigrants, once housed services, prayer, and music in Yiddish. Help us bring Yiddish back into our building! 

Refreshments and a sparkling cider toast included.

Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum, 701 Third Street, NW (corner of G St.)
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Fee: $15 per person or $40 per family (limit 4 individuals).
Free for children 3 and under.

Last year's concert sold out! Buy tickets in advance:
online | rsvp@jhsgw.org | 202-789-0900



Help Make a Museum!

- Thursday, January 15, 2015, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
- Sunday, February 22, 2015, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Courtesy Beyer Blinder Belle, LLP

Join us in planning a new regional Jewish museum (projected opening 2020). Get a sneak peek into the Society's archival collections and give feedback on proposed exhibition content for the new museum.

Light refreshments included.

Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum
701 Third Street, NW (corner of G St.)
Directions

Advance registration requested: rsvp@jhsgw.org | 202-789-0900


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