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Entries from 2015

Centennial of Leo Frank’s Lynching

To commemorate the centennial of Leo Frank’s lynching, Society staff contributed an article to WETA’s local history blog, Boundary Stones, about the Frank case and its D.C. connections. The Washington Jewish Week covered our related program, which featured ADL Washington’s David Friedman.

Featured in National Jewish Newspaper

July 28, 2015

Journalist Paul Berger traveled to Washington, D.C., in July expressly to visit us. The resulting feature article in the Jewish Daily Forward covered our work, history, and exciting future. 

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Presidents at DC Synagogues

When President Barack Obama's visit to Adas Israel for Jewish American Heritage Month was announced, we were asked by local media for the history of U.S. presidents' presence at D.C. synagogues.

  • May 20, 2015

    "POTUS on the Bima

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  • May 21, 2015

    "Presidential outreach to American Jews: A brief history"

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WJW Turns 85

June 3, 2015

Our archivists provided historic context and photos for the Washington Jewish Week's 85th anniversary

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Remembering Henry Brylawski

June 3, 2015

Our obituary for JHSGW past president Henry Brylawski

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Returning to H Street, NE

May 20, 2015

The Society provided the history for this article on the return of the Jewish community to H Street, NE.

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Partnership with B’nai B’rith and HUC

May 18, 2015

As part of an historic agreement between the Society and Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), artifacts in the B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum Collection will be on long-term loan to JHSGW for display in its new museum. The news was covered by:

  • American Association for State and Local History
  • Jewish Telegraphic Agency
  • The Jewish Daily Forward
  • The Jewish Week (New York)
  • Council of American Jewish Museums newsletter
  • North American Reciprocal Museum Association
  • Cincinnati Public Radio
  • Cleveland Jewish News
  • WCPO Cincinnati (Channel 9 television)

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Capitol Crossing Groundbreaking

May 12, 2015

Our executive director and members of our Building Committee attended the ceremonial groundbreaking of Capitol Crossing, which was covered by local media sites including DCist, District Source, Hill Now, and Roll Call. This $1.3-billion project will include moving our historic synagogue.

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Archival Acquisition Makes the News

January 7, 2015

When Alan Gross was recently released from imprisonment in Cuba, Rabbi Arnold Saltzman, a leader of the weekly vigil outside the Cuban embassy, donated a "Free Alan Gross Sign" to our archival collections. Our Q&A with him about his involvement in this long-term protest caught the eye of the Washington Jewish Week.

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