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Entries from 2013

Anniversary of Historic Synagogue Move

December 18, 2013

This year celebrates 44 years since Adas Israel's original synagogue moved three blocks to avoid the wrecking ball. Moving a structure is no simple feat in the federal city.

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Society’s New Exhibition on D.C.‘s Soviet Jewry Movement

Voices of the Vigil, the Society's new exhibition about D.C.'s Soviet Jewry movement, opened on December 8. 

  • December 4, 2013

    Exhibition preview

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  • December 16, 2013

    Archivist/Curator Wendy Turman and Community Advisory Committee member Marcia Weinberg were interviewed about the exhibition and the history it documents.

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Featured in National Endowment for the Humanities blog

November 25, 2013

The NEH Preservation and Access Division's article "Holiday Foodway" featured Assistant Archivist Claire Uziel's article about District Grocery Stores (DGS), which was published earlier in the year by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington's Jewish Food Experience.

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Washington’s 1888 “Thanksgivukkah”

November 24, 2013

For the second time in relatively recent history, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah overlapped. The Society helped with a story about the occasion in 1888. 

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A Jewish perspective on Veterans Day

November 23, 2013

The remarks of Rear Admiral Herman Shelanski and Chaplan Arnold Resnicoff given at our annual meeting were featured in a Veterans Day story. 

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Peak into Jewish military life

October 31, 2013

At the Army and Navy Club on October 11, Rabbi Marvin Bash and his son Jeremy gave our Benefactor members a unique perspectives on Jewish experiences in the U.S. military. 

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Remembering the 1963 March on Washington

August 21, 2013

Interpretive Programs Manager David McKenzie and interviews from some of our members give a personal touch to the anniversary of the landmark March on Washington.

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Washingtonians in Israel’s establishment

June 6, 2013

Spotlight provided by the Society's archivists on the various roles Washingtonians played in the fight to establish Israel in 1948.

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Efforts to preserve Giant Food’s history

May 20, 2013

WETA's local history blog, Boundary Stones, told the story of British royalty visiting a Giant supermarket in 1957, and included the Society's efforts to preserve Giant's history, including the GIANT sign that used to hang on the store's facade. 

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Celebrating D.C.‘s Jewish Routes

May 3, 2013

Moment Magazine's feature "Jewish Routes" focused on the history of the Washington, D.C. community and included a list of local Jewish sites and profiles of community members. Bonus content, a Jewish DC reading list, was posted on Moment's blog. 

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Commemorating We Will Never Die

April 22, 2013

Program Coordinator Sam Bass wrote a post for WETA's local history blog, Boundary Stones, about the 1943 pageant We Will Never Die, which brought the plight of European Jews to the nation's consciousness, and our program commemorating its 70th anniversary.

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Flashbacks series features local Jewish story

April 21, 2013

A six-part series in the weekly Flashbacks comic strip in The Washington Post told the life and accomplishments of Washingtonian Arthur Welsh, the first American Jewish aviator. 

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Commemorating Four Chaplains Day

February 1, 2013

Interpretive Programs Manager David McKenzie wrote a post for WETA's local history blog, Boundary Stones, about the "Four Immortal Chaplains" with a focus on Chaplain Alexander Goode, who grew up in Washington, D.C.

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Museum spotlighted in Express

January 17, 2013

Express, a free daily newspaper published by The Washington Post, highlighted the Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum in its weekly "Explore D.C." column. 

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Q&A with Executive Director Laura Apelbaum

January 9, 2013

Brooklyn-based Ami Magazine featured a four-page spread on the Society and its Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum.

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Jewish Involvement in the Civil War

January 4, 2013

Interpretive Programs Manager David McKenzie was interviewed for a video about the experience of Jews during the Civil War.

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Closer Inspection

January 3, 2013

After an extensive interview with Archivist Wendy Turman, The Washington Post Magazine's "Closer Inspection" feature highlighted objects from the Society's collections.

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