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

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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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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 fall:

Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 23
 

Calendar

Thursday, November 2 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Washington Jewish Music Festival

The WJMF returns with an exciting line-up of concerts showcasing the diaspora of global Jewish music. The Festival spans genres including hip-hop, classical, cantorial, jazz and bossa nova. 

Thursday, November 2 - Sunday, November 5, 2017

44th Annual Conference on D.C. History—Echo & Resonance: 1968

This year’s conference will explore 1968 and the civil unrest as a pivotal moment in the history of the District, the history of activism in the area, and the dynamics race, politics, governance, and history played in the events. 

Sunday, November 5, 201, 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

ROUTES: A Day of Learning

Join JHS at George Mason University for a day devoted to Jewish learning, with thought-provoking sessions designed to nourish your spiritual growth and stimulate your intellectual journey. 

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Walking Tour: Jewish Sites at Arlington National Cemetery

In honor of Veterans Day, tour Arlington National Cemetery.

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

57th JHS Annual Meeting

New JHS Executive Director Kara Blond will share her vision for our future museum and updates on the project. The meeting will also include the election of incoming board members, silent auction, and reception.

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