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

Publicity: Newsroom 2012

WETA logoReview of new online exhibition
December 18, 2012

WETA's local history blog, Boundary Stones, featured the Society's online version of the exhibition, Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln's City, and discussed thehistorical significane of the exhibition's launch date. >> read article New window icon

Washington Jewish Week logoRemembering the 1987 rally for Soviet Jewry and
Discussing the following 25 Years

December 5 and 12, 2012

Executive Editor Phil Jacobs's two-part series on the 25th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, the huge rally for Soviet Jews on the National Mall on December 6, 1987. >> read first article | read second article New window icon

WTOP Radio logoLearning about the Ritchie Boys

November 11, 2012

JHSGW Interpretive Programs Manager David McKenzie was interviewed on WTOP Radio about the Ritchie Boys, a group of little-known World War II veterans who trained at a camp in Maryland. >> listen New window icon

Washington Jewish Week logoYear in Review

September 6 , 2012

Managing Editor Meredith Jacobs counted her visit to the Society among her highlights of the last year. >> read article New window icon

Jewish Daily Foward logoMuseum featured in national Jewish newspaper

August 3, 2012

Scholar Jenna Joselit used the Society's oral history collection and database of Jewish-owned grocery stores in her article about "mom and pop" groceries. >> read article New window icon logoArthur Welsh Centennial Hits the News Wires

June 19, 2012

Paul Foer's article about our commemoration of the first Jewish Aviator was picked up by at least five other news sources. >> read article New window icon

Washington Jewish Week logoOp-Ed: Synagogue's story at the White House

June 6 , 2012

Executive Director Laura Apelbaum wrote how a research inquiry from long ago become the subject of President Barack Obama's Jewish American Heritage Month remarks.  >> read article New window icon

Jewish Council for Public Affairs logo
Czech Radio learns of Jewish Civil War Hero

June 2, 2012

Archivist Wendy Turman was interviewed by Czech Radio about Leopold Karpeles, who immigrated from Prague and went on to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery during the Civil War. >> webpage (includes article, radio broadcast, and video, which includes some English) New window icon
The Czech Press Agency picked up the story. >> read article New window icon

WAMU logoFirst Jewish Aviator Lived the American Dream
May 25, 2012

Executive Director Laura Apelbaum participated in a public radio story about Washingtonian Arthur Welsh, "a man who broke boundaries of earth, sky." >> Read | Listen (7 mins)

Intrepid Pup logoA Synagogue's Moving Story
May 1, 2012

Local blogger, Intrepid Pup, visited the Lillian & Albert Small Museum and features Jewish American Heritage Month in blog post. >>
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Washington Jewish Week logoPhotos from Holocaust Remembrance Day Program
April 26, 2012

More than 120 people commemorated Holocaust Remembrance Day at an evening of spoken word and music performance at the Embassy of France. Guests heard the original poetry of Davi Walders and music performed by cellist Douglas Wolters. The program honored women who resisted the Nazis and composers whose lives were impacted by the Holocaust.  >> see photos New window icon

Jewish Field Trip: Jewish Downtown DC
April 24, 2012

Local blog, Becoming Ruth, reviewed our walking tour of Jewish sites in downtown Washington, D.C. >> read article New window icon

Washington Post mastheadFinding History
February 29, 2012

Meredith Jacobs, the managing editor of Washington Jewish Week, devoted an article to us after visiting the office and touring the synagogue. >> read article New window icon

Jewish Council for Public Affairs logo Big I-395 Project in the Works

February 29, 2012

"Real Estate Bisnow DC" discussed the status of the Dreyfus Group's planned development (site bounded by Massachusetts Avenue, E Street, 3rd Street, and 2nd Street, NW) and mentions the challenge of relocating our 1876 historic synagogue. >> read article New window icon