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Entries from 2012

Review of New Online Exhibition

December 18, 2012

WETA's local history blog, Boundary Stones, featured the Society's online version of the exhibition, Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln's City, and discussed the historical significane of the exhibition's launch date.

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25th Anniversary of Freedom Sunday

Executive Editor Phil Jacobs's two-part series on the 25th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, the huge rally for Soviet Jews on the National Mall on December 6, 1987.

Learning about the Ritchie Boys

November 11, 2012

Interpretive Programs Manager David McKenzie was interviewed about the Ritchie Boys, a group of little-known World War II veterans who trained at a camp in Maryland.

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Year in Review

September 6, 2012

Managing Editor Meredith Jacobs counted her visit to the Society among her highlights of the last year.

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Op-Ed: Synagogue’s story at the White House

June 7, 2012

Executive Director Laura Apelbaum wrote how a research inquiry from long ago become the subject of President Barack Obama's Jewish American Heritage Month remarks.

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Czech Radio learns of Jewish Civil War Hero

June 3, 2012

Archivist Wendy Turman was interviewed by Czech Radio about Leopold Karpeles, who immigrated from Prague and went on to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery during the Civil War. The Czech Press Agency picked up the story. Read English summary.

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First Jewish Aviator Lived the American Dream

Commemorating the centennial of Washingtonian Arthur Welsh, the first Jewish aviator

  • May 25, 2012

    Executive Director Laura Apelbaum participated in a public radio story about "a man who broke boundaries of earth, sky."

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  • June 19, 2012

    Paul Foer's article about our commemoration program was picked up by at least five other news sources.

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A Synagogue’s Moving Story

May 1, 2012

Local blogger, The Intrepid Pup, visited the Lillian & Albert Small Museum and features Jewish American Heritage Month in blog post.

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Photos from Holocaust Remembrance Day Program

April 26, 2012

More than 120 people commemorated Holocaust Remembrance Day at an evening of spoken word and music performance at the Embassy of France. Guests heard the original poetry of Davi Walders and music performed by cellist Douglas Wolters. The program honored women who resisted the Nazis and composers whose lives were impacted by the Holocaust.

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Big I-395 Project in the Works

February 29, 2012

"Real Estate Bisnow DC" discussed the status of the Dreyfus Group's planned development (site bounded by Massachusetts Avenue, E Street, 3rd Street, and 2nd Street, NW) and mentions the challenge of relocating our 1876 historic synagogue.

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Finding History

February 29, 2012

Meredith Jacobs, the managing editor of Washington Jewish Week, devoted an article to us after visiting the office and touring the synagogue.

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