"As I've often said, the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington is really a model of a Jewish historical society." Dr. Jonathan D. Sarna, Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History, Brandeis University, Chief Historian of the National Museum of American Jewish History
"Your boundless energy is undeniably contagious. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit today and making us all feel a part of the JHSGW family."
"The Jewish Historical Society is clearly a rich and wonderful organization performing critical work. We are nothing without knowledge of where we have been." Arnold Podgorsky, President, Adas Israel Congregation
"I congratulate on you on doing such a terrific job…and keeping our Jewish community and identity, alive and vibrant, for us and for future generations."
"The Jewish Historical Society is a true treasure of this community, and you and your staff are always such wonderful advocates." Rabbi Michael Safra, B'nai Israel Congregation
"Every interaction that our family has had with JHSGW has been incredibly enriching. Thank you for all that you and your team do to preserve and share Washington's Jewish history!"
"You all are doing so many great things and I'm excited to see the growth and outreach."
"The presentation [about the survivors of the St. Louis] was interesting and informative. The audience was a pleasure to be a part of."
"Monday's screening [of The Ritchie Boys] and panel discussion was a highly successful event. Congratulations on your vision and planning and execution."
"A thoughtful, interesting lecture. It was heartwarming to hear how important and successful Jewish women were in contributing to the benefit of the Jewish community and the local community at large."
"Hetty Berg gave a delightful and richly informative presentation, offering important insights into the relationship between the museum and the visitor."
"All of the elements were very high quality [in the Holocaust Remembrance program]—the talent of the two featured players, the subject matter, the length was just right, and the reception following was lovely."
"JHSGW never ceases to amaze me! Thank you for sharing the photos, the stories, and hand fans [at Israel@65]!
Kudos for arranging such a great program [in honor of the 139th anniversary of the synagogue]! It was obvious that a lot of work went into making it a perfect program, and it was! And having the Mayor and Councilmembers there was especially fantastic!
"The program more than met my expectations in all ways - content, atmosphere of the historic synagogue, friendliness and quality of lunch."
"I thought it was an excellent program...Rabbi Resnicoff was perfect speaker for the event..."
"[The We Will Never Die] program was one of the things that the Jewish Historical Society does best. Thank you to all the speakers for making this day a memorable one. If you missed it, come to the next program and prepare to be amazed."
"Very warm and engaging. I loved the festive decorations and lovely nibbles, too."
"A delightful, stimulating evening."
"Yesterday's speakers at the annual meeting were well, well worth hearing."
"Wendy and Samantha were very well organized. The program was thoughtful, informative and fun!"
"I was very impressed with the tremendous amount of research done on who Al Welsh, his family, his contributions to aviation and his place in the Jewish community. Laura's presentation [at the Centennial program] and the exhibit really made him come alive."
"It is not often that I hear a speaker where I walk away thinking this...I feel so fortunate that I got to hear Ambassador Schifter. That was truly a treat and an exceptional afternoon."
"A charming and professional program indicative of high pride and enthusiasm for a mission well supported and well staffed."
"Wonderful event. Very well orchestrated. Very informative"
"The program made for an evening we’ll never forget. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to produce another JHSGW signature partnership achievement."
“[There’s] an incredible team… Every event is well planned, thoughtful and meaningful.”
"This past year, we were treated to a couple of the wonderful salons that you ran. In particular, we were really wowed by Anthony Cohen and his fascinating story."
"Many thanks for organizing such a wonderful and educational afternoon [at the Jewish Museum of Maryland]...I know there was a lot of preparation involved, but everything ran so smoothly...I enjoyed your slide show presentation and Marvin [Pinkert] was a terrific speaker."
"Excellent, engaging speaker and surprisingly interesting topic."
"Thank you for making this program happen. We are very grateful that we chose to participate."
"The Congregation Beth El 7th Graders (and this dad) had a great time on our walking tour this past Sunday. Thanks so much!"
"Thank you so much for leading us on a wonderful tour yesterday. The students and I enjoyed the learning, the chance to see the historic sites and the neighborhood, and to get to know a bit more about you and Jewish Washington. I appreciate your enthusiasm and your warmth in welcoming us and teaching us."
Our highly-interactive hour at the Jewish Historical Society really enhanced our 6th graders' knowledge about DC Jewish history and kept them happily engaged throughout the session. Everyone from teachers to parent chaperones to kids thoroughly enjoyed the program and learned a lot. We will be making this an annual trip for our 6th grade classes!
"Thanks for putting together an excellent and useful program."
"Thank you so very much for the outstanding experience you presented to our 6th graders during their visit in April. The students were so appreciate of the knowledge they gained."
"Today was fantastic! You did a superb job of keeping the students interested and listening to what you had to say [about Jewish sites in Arlington National Cemetery]. They understood right away - from the way you presented everything - that this was a special place which needed to be treated with respect... I can't thank you enough for...making this a very memorable and important trip for our students."
"Today's walking tour of Arlington Cemetery was among the best walking tours I've taken."
"Thanks for sharing your expertise and knowledge of the wonderful history [of Arlington National Cemetery]. Made me very proud of our Jewish American Heritage."
"Every single one of us from the Eastern Shore loved every single minute of the Arlington Cemetery tour. On behalf of the Chestertown Havurah, I can’t thank you enough for your time and effort to make the tour more interesting than any of us could have imagined."
"Thank you for organizing the Arlington Cemetery Jewish Tour. Our guide/educator was excellent and articulate and the visit most informative. We go on a number of walking tours in and around Washington, and this one was unique and well presented."
"Thank you for an excellent, educational and fun tour of the Jewish history and personages buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Your knowledge and passion for the subject really shines through!!"
"[Tour guide was] extremely well prepared, interesting & factual."
"Rain and shine, all of us on yesterday's walking tour benefited enormously from your informative, engaging and well conceived remarks."
"Michael was excellent! He kept us together, we could hear him, he set a good pace, and what he said was greatly interesting. I wish we’d had more time so he could have told us more."
"One of your staffers...was most generous with her time as she opened the synagogue, explained some of its history, and the efforts made thus far to renovate and restore this treasure to its former state... [She] is clearly passionate about her work with the Jewish Historical Society, and I was most grateful for the opportunity to visit the historic synagogue."
"Your enthusiasm and knowledge is awesome! The audience of seniors was certainly attentive which means a lot. Thanks so much for making [this] meeting a success."
"Thank you so much for coming to Beth Chai and speaking with our families and sixth graders about the fine work of JHSGW! What incredible stories of respect and preservation."
"You're always so well prepared with informed commentary, visual aids, and answers to the many questions from your audience. This was the best attended Agudas Achim Seniors' Get-Together we've ever had in 16 years of Get-Togethers!"
"Marvelous evening last night-you really enthused folks and accomplished something which few folks rarely achieve. People shushed and listened! Our compliments on a job beautifully done."
"On behalf of the Mitzvah class and myself I thank you again for your delightful performance of Anna Shulman: The Queen of H Street. You were terrific!... Your performance was not only very enjoyable and interesting but very informative as well... You clearly held the students' interests by your performance and by allowing them to participate and be part of it. "
"Thanks so much for making [this living history show, Anna Shulman: Queen of H Street] available. The participants at the Northern Virginia JCC were totally captivated. [The actress] did a great job of recreating the life and flavor of Anna Shulman. I loved the way she involved the audience."
“I don't remember having seen the Youth Aliyah card before, but it had profound resonance for me. During the thirties and forties, [my mother] Denise literally criss-crossed the country speaking about Youth Aliyah…Thank you for stirring this sweet memory.”
"This is a nice idea...I check in every month to see the object of the month."
"This is a wonderful and informative feature of the JHS. It is a quick read which is compatible with my busy schedule."