Events & Tours

Public Walking Tour: Downtown D.C.

Sunday, September 30, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Public Walking Tour: Downtown D.C.

This neighborhood tour focuses on the variegated ethnic history of downtown D.C. seen through the perspective of four former synagogues, each telling a story about the different ethnic and religious communities that have shaped Washington’s history. We’ll explore the rich Jewish history of the Seventh Street Corridor and follow the migration of Jews and various other groups in and out of the area.

Meet at the corner of 4th & G Streets, NW.

Advanced registration required online

$15 JHS Members | $20 Nonmembers | $8 children age 12 and under

Under Arrest: Clergy and Advocacy in the Nation’s Capital

Sunday, December 9, 2018, 3pm-5pm

As religious leaders in the national's capital, local clergy have often taken part in protests, rallies, and activities to advocate for various causes, from civil rights to freedom for Soviet Jews to immigration policy. At times, the involvement of rabbis, priests, imams, and other religious leaders in these activities has led to them being arrested. This panel discussion seeks to bring together an audience from houses of worship across the city to examine what it means to take a stand from a spiritual or religious perspective. JHS annual meeting and reception follows program. 

Adas Israel Congregation | 2850 Quebec St NW, Washington, DC 20008

Free and open to the public. Advanced registration requested online | rsvp@jhsgw.org | 202-789-0900 

*To defray expenses associated with this event, there is a suggested $20 per person donation.
**Premium reserved seating available at the Program Sponsor ($50) & Underwriter ($100) levels.