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

Twilight Tour: Jewish Downtown Washington

Twilight Tour: Jewish Downtown Washington

An evening happy and tour for young professionals on June 22

Education

Education

We do classroom visits and walking tours!

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Curator's Catch

Curator's Catch

Our Curator shares an object from our collection each month.

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Add to the Archives

Add to the Archives

Your contributions to the collections help preserve the Jewish community's history

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Your gift allows us to engage and inspire adults and children through our public programs and educational initiatives and to preserve the community's history. Make a secure gift online or learn how to make a donation to the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington.

Museum Building Closed, Society Open

The Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum may be closed until the completion of our new museum, but the Jewish Historical Society is still open!

Learn more about our plans for the future here, or about our walking tours and other programming during this transition here. Call (202) 789-0900 or email info@jhsgw.org for more information.

Calendar

Thursday, June 22, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Young Professionals Twilight Tour

Join JHSGW and DC young professionals for happy hour and a walking tour of Jewish downtown Washington! 

Sunday, August 27, 2017, 1:35 p.m.

Grand Slam Sunday

Join us at The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington's Grand Slam Sunday Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park as the Nats take on the New York Mets!

Thursday, July 20, 2017, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Fielding Dreams: Washington’s Jewish Ballplayers

A lively conversation about D.C.'s Jewish baseball players with a panel of experts

Thursday, July 13, 7:00 p.m.

Community Builders: Jewish History in Montgomery County

Clare Lise Kelly, author of Montgomery Modern and an architectural historian with M-NCPPC Montgomery County Planning Department, will speak about the role of Jewish developers, who played a key role in community building in Montgomery County from the 1930s through the post-war era. 

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Highlights

Who are we?

Who are we?

Society's mission and history

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Check out our online shop

Check out our online shop

Books, DVDs, and other gifts!

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Support us by shopping at Amazon

Shop through this link (bookmark it!) and Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price!

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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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