About this Project

Our exhibition, Half a Day on Sunday: Jewish-Owned "Mom & Pop" Grocery Stores, became one of our most popular exhibits. We have now made this part of our community's history accessible to teachers, students, and scholars in the community and beyond.

The online version of the exhibition includes an illustrated historical essay, a searchable database of grocery stores and photographs, activities for children, and a video about Jewish grocers' experience in Washington. The dynamic virtual exhibit can be updated and expanded to accommodate new stores and stories as we acquire new information.

This exhibition was made possible, in part, by the generous contributions of:


  • The Honorable Ann Brown & Donald A. Brown
  • Sarah Lewis (of blessed memory)
  • Jacqueline & Neal Shear in honor of Beatrice & Irving Shear


  • Joanne & Gerald Cohen
  • Karen Keats


  • Charlotte & Hershel Muchnick
  • Sandra & David Reznick


  • Harriette & Daniel Farber
  • Judith & Michael Herman
  • Edward H. Kerman
  • Janet & Leonard Lobred
  • Sidney Seidenman, Jr.
  • Elaine & Jerome Snider
  • Barbara & Richard Wolf
  • Sharon Cohen & Michael Liebman
  • Sharyn Fuchs
  • Sharon Seidel

Many thanks to Mendelle Woodley for her editing expertise

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