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Jewish Washington: Scrapbook of an American Community
This award-winning exhibition explores the rich and unique history of the Washington-area Jewish community from 1795 to today through historical photographs, oral histories, community scrapbooks, and rare archival materials.
One of the most important events in our nation's history, the Civil War forever altered American life. Washington and Alexandria were sites of intense activity. Mounted as part of national celebrations of Lincoln's bicentennial in 2009, this original exhibition tells stories of Jewish life in Civil-War Washington and across the river in Alexandria.
For more than 20 years, Washington-area Jews worked tirelessly to help Soviet Jews secure their human rights—most notably through a 1970-1991 daily vigil at the Soviet Embassy and protests and rallies on the National Mall.
Using an interactive map and photographs, this exhibition charts the growth and change in Washington's Jewish community through its buildings. Jerry Goldberg's photographs are exhibited with historic photographs of sites of more than 20 congregations and community organizations.
Ties that Bind: Washington-Area Jews and the Birth of the State of Israel
Chronicling the involvement of the Washington Jewish community in the struggle for Jewish statehood, this 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.
“Don’t Whisper a Prayer, Sing Aloud a Song of Peace”: Yitzhak Rabin in Washington
The world remembers Yitzhak Rabin as a former general who exchanged his military uniform for a diplomat's suit and as the Prime Minister who gave his life to further the peace process. Through framed photographs, this exhibition chronicles Rabin's life and work in Washington, D.C., where he served as Israel's Ambassador to the United States from 1968 to 1973.