The new Capital Jewish Museum will connect diverse communities, inspire reflection about the relevance of history to today, and encourage visitors to explore their role in making change. Given our nation’s current political and social climate, the mission and message of the Capital Jewish Museum have never been so important.
Historic synagogue opens as Adas Israel congregation.
Synagogue saved from demolition and moved to make way for new Metro headquarters.
Move synagogue to 3rd and F St. NW. Begin construction.
Complete construction. Begin exhibit installation.
Grand opening of the Capital Jewish Museum.
Dedicated in 1876, our historic synagogue was the first built in Washington, D.C., and will serve as the centerpiece of the new museum complex. In spring 2019, the synagogue — the only local one listed on the National Register of Historic Places — will be moved (for the third time!!!) to its permanent site, restored, and surrounded by a stunning, modern museum.
The Capital Jewish Museum will be the key cultural institution in the Capitol Crossing neighborhood, a new $1.3-billion, mixed-use development of five buildings with 2.2 million square feet — including 75,000 square feet of cafes, restaurants, and retail facilities.
Visitors will explore questions around identity, community and social action. We will emphasize Washington themes including negotiation, activism, lobbying and diplomacy. We’ll explore how change is made in the home or neighborhood, as well as on the Hill, the National Mall, and Embassy Row.
Through programming including walking tours and lectures, the museum will engage intergenerational families, school groups and tourists from around the world — inspiring them to see themselves within the complex cultural fabric of Washington, and to explore their role in Tikkun Olam, repairing the world.
1319 F St. NW Suite 810
Washington, D.C. 20004
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