Entries from before 2010

Executive Director Laura Apelbaum Interviewed

November 3, 2009

Laura Apelbaum gave an interview about local Jewish history.

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Spotlight on Jewish life in the capital during the Civil War

The Society launched a new exhibition, Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln's City, which tells stories of Jewish life in D.C. and over the river in Alexandria, VA.

Highlighted in national Jewish magazine’s “Jewish American Heritage Guide”

May 16, 2009

"In recognition of May as Jewish American Heritage Month, Moment is delighted to present...this first annual guide. We invite you to use it as a starting point for your journeys and discover the dynamic Jewish cultural organizations that exist, sometimes in the least expected places."

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JHSGW Board Member Finds 1948 Flag-raiser

August 30, 2008

Spurred by our Jewish American Heritage Month poster, Diane Wattenberg located the boy who raised the flag of the new State of Israel at the Jewish Agency on Massachusetts Avenue. Now a professor at the Technion: Israel Institute for Technology in Haifa, Oren Zinder shared his memories of the experience.

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Southern Jewish Historians Convene

November 1, 2007

We hosted the 31st annual conference of the Southern Jewish Historical Society (SJHS), "Honoring the Past for the Sake of the Future."

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Lecture on Jewish Washington

October 18, 2007

Laura Apelbaum, Executive Director, and Wendy Turman, Archivist/Curator, speak in this webcast about the history of the Jewish community in the national capital region.

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Executive Director Laura Apelbaum on local television news

September 4, 2007

Exhibition Jewish Washington: Scrapbook of an American Community featured on WUSA Channel 9 News.

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Society Purchases New Home

May 1, 2007

A "new" 100-year-old building provides program space within steps of the historic 1876 synagogue.

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Exhibition reviewed as “part history lesson, part celebration”

August 18, 2005

Review deems exhibition "both informative and inspirational."

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The Temple That Traveled

August 12, 2005

Op-Ed article: "A piece of D.C. Jewish history was spared the wrecking ball, but can it ever go home again?"

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