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

Education

Education

We do classroom visits and walking tours!

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Voices of the Vigil

Voices of the Vigil

Highlights and successes of the exhibition's regional tour

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Add to the Archives

Add to the Archives

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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, March 2, 2017, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Help Make a Museum!

Help us plan our new regional Jewish Museum at one of our upcoming workshops.

Sunday, March 5, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

The Release of Natan Sharansky: The Back Story

Former FBI agent John Martin discusses the behind-the-scenes negotiations leading to the release of former Soviet refusenik Anatoly (Natan) Sharansky.

Through Monday, March 6, 2017 5:00 p.m.

Penn Quarter Hamantschen Sale

Get your hamentaschen for Purim!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Women’s History Month with Marione Ingram

Activist, author, and Holocaust survivor Marione Ingram will speak in conversation with the Foundation for Jewish Studies’ Dr. Lauren Strauss about her role in the Civil Rights movement and how Marione’s experiences shaped her life.

Thursday, April 27, 2017, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Jewish Washington in World War I

Tour NMAJMH’s core exhibition with a special focus on World War I and hear from JHS curator Christiane Bauer on treasures from our collection related to the involvement of Jewish Washingtonians in “The Great War.”

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Who are we?

Who are we?

Society's mission and history

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Check out our online shop

Books, DVDs, and other gifts!

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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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