Ties that Bind: Washington-Area Jews and the Birth of the State of Israel

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 2010

This exhibition chronicles the involvement of the Washington Jewish community in the struggle for Jewish statehood. The exhibition begins with the story of a mass rally at Constitution Hall where over 4,000 Washingtonians – both Jewish and non-Jewish – staged a show of support for open immigration to Palestine in 1938. Secret meetings and gunrunning to fund the Haganah are also revealed. The triumph of 1948 and the work to build the infrastructure of Israel are then explored.


26 box-mounted panels (30"x40")

Companion Elements

  • Poster
  • Education Guide
  • Online slideshow

Rental Fees

$500 plus transportation and installation; Transportation cost negotiable.

Previous Venues

  • Adas Israel Congregation (Washington, D.C.)
  • Embassy of Israel (Washington, D.C.)
  • Israel@60 Celebration on the National Mall
  • Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (Fairfax, VA)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library (Washington, D.C.)
  • Washington, D.C. Jewish Community Center
  • Washington Hebrew Congregation (Washington, D.C.)