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Entries from 2016

Coverage of the 1876 Synagogue’s Second Move

On November 3, 2016, the historic 1876 synagogue was moved 50 feet west to allow for construction work associated with Capitol Crossing, a multi-use development project. It will remain on this site for a few years until its final site at the southeast corner of Third & F Streets, NW, is ready. There, it will be the focal point of a new Jewish museum.

  • November 3, 2016

    The Associated Press's piece was picked up by media in California, Connecticut, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, DC.

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  • Features 16 photos

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  • Written by a Cultural Affairs Officer at the German Embassy

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  • Video includes interviews:
      -- Myrna Sislen, local business owner and longtime JHSGW supporter
      -- Stuart Zuckerman, JHSGW Past President and member of the Building Committee

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  • Live broadcast with interviews:
      -- Mara Cherasky, Prologue DC
      -- Alan Le, Project Manager, Balfour Beatty
      -- Wendy Turman, JHSGW Deputy Director

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  • Radio piece includes interviews:
      -- Bob Braunohler, Regional Vice-president, Property Group Partners
      -- Wendy Turman, JHSGW Deputy Director

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  • Video includes interviews:
      -- Bernard Glassman, who was instrumental in coordinating the move and reconstruction of the synagogue in 1969
      -- Saadia Greenberg, whose mother Evelyn was instrumental in identifying the building as the original Adas Israel synagogue in the 1950s

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  • Includes timelapse video from Property Group Partners

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  • Video includes interviews:
      -- Gene Meyer, who was married in the synagogue
      -- Wendy Turman, JHSGW Deputy Director

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  • November 7, 2016

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Tifereth Israel Turns 100

September 14, 2016

The Washington Jewish Week spoke with Deputy Director Wendy Turman about what the Jewish community looked like when Tifereth Israel was founded.

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New Executive Director Search Begins

September 14, 2016

In the summer of 2016 our Executive Director of 22 years, Laura Apelbaum, stepped down, triggering a search for a new and visionary leader.

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New Museum and Upcoming Synagogue Move

  • July 27, 2016

    Interview with Wendy Turman

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  • September 6, 2016

    Interviews with Deputy Director Wendy Turman and Stuart Zuckerman. Watch unaired segment here.

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  • September 19, 2016

    Highlighting the engineering behind the synagogue move and interview with Stuart Zuckerman, Past President and Building Committee member.

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  • October 26, 2016

    Article about Capitol Crossing with a special focus on the historic synagogue

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  • March 25, 2016

    There's a list of new museums ready to make their home in DC, including ours

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History and Upcoming Move of Synagogue in Local and National Media

  • March 18, 2016

    "A Big Move for the Small Museum"

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  • March 31, 2016

    "This 273-Ton Synagogue Is Being Moved for the Third Time"

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  • March 31, 2016

    "The Little D.C. Shul That Could"

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Welcoming New Curator Christiane Bauer

February 16, 2016

The American Association for State and Local History spread the news of our newest hire.

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First Night Klezmer Concert

January 13, 2016

The Washington Jewish Week covered our sold-out annual First Night Klezmer Concert

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