Entries from 2012
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
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.
Year in Review
Managing Editor Meredith Jacobs counted her visit to the Society among her highlights of the last year.
Op-Ed: Synagogue’s story at the White House
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.
Czech Radio learns of Jewish Civil War Hero
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.
A Synagogue’s Moving Story
Local blogger, The Intrepid Pup, visited the Lillian & Albert Small Museum and features Jewish American Heritage Month in blog post.
Photos from Holocaust Remembrance Day Program
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.
Jewish Field Trip: Jewish Downtown DC
Local blog, Becoming Ruth, reviewed our walking tour of Jewish sites in downtown Washington, D.C.
Big I-395 Project in the Works
"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.
Meredith Jacobs, the managing editor of Washington Jewish Week, devoted an article to us after visiting the office and touring the synagogue.