We explore the unique Jewish heritage of Washington as a hometown and as the nation’s capital.

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Start 2018 right!

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Education

Education

We do classroom visits and walking tours!

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Curator's Catch

Curator's Catch

Our Curator shares an object from our collection each month.

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Add to the Archives

Add to the Archives

Your contributions to the collections help preserve the Jewish community's history

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Your gift allows us to engage and inspire adults and children through our public programs and educational initiatives and to preserve the community's history. Make a secure gift online or learn how to make a donation to the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington.

Museum Building Closed, Society Open

The Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum is temporarily closed as we create our new museum, but the Jewish Historical Society is still open!

Learn more about our plans for the future here, or about our walking tours and other programming during this transition here. Call (202) 789-0900 or email info@jhsgw.org for more information.

 

Please note that our offices are closed on the following days this winter:

 

Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 15

Presidents Day
Monday, February 19

Calendar

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 5 - 6:30 p.m.

To the Bimah: Women’s Activism Enters the Synagogue

At this special program, we will explore the intersections of the national women's movements and the local dynamics of women in synagogues within the greater Washington Jewish community. How did Jewish women--inspired by the women’s movement--bring change to their communities through sisterhoods, Hadassah, and other women’s groups? And how have Jewish women contributed to the women’s movement and taken a stand for women’s rights? Bring a friend and an artifact that tells your story!

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7 p.m.

Jewish American Heritage Month Lecture at National Archives

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Highlights

Who are we?

Who are we?

Society's mission and history

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Check out our online shop

Check out our online shop

Books, DVDs, and other gifts!

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Support us by shopping at Amazon

Shop through this link (bookmark it!) and Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price!

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Jewish Food Experience

Jewish Food Experience

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