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

Celebrate Your Graduate!

Celebrate Your Graduate!

Our membership makes a great graduation gift!

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 historic 1876 synagogue 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 spring:

Memorial Day
Monday, May 28

Calendar

Thursday, May 31, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Revealing #MeToo as #WeToo in Jewish Communal Life: An Evening of Discussion and Action

In a timely, town hall-style conversation about sexual harassment in our local Jewish community, hear from leaders and experts on the #MeToo movement and explore how these issues impact women in the workplace and the world. 

Sunday, June 3, 2018, Noon - 4:00 p.m.

The Federation’s Israel @ 70

Enjoy live music, authentic food and fun activities for the whole family. Join community members from across Greater Washington as we celebrate Israel @ 70 in Northern Virginia with a multi-generational, outdoor concert. 

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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

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

Read more from us on this website by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

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