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Capital Jewish Museum

Exterior view of the Museum with a yellow school bus parked in front of the entrance, March 2024.


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Historic Sanctuary, Summer 2023. Photo: Imagine Photography

Ongoing Exhibition

The Sanctuary


JCC Coffee House for single adults, 1969. Photo: Capitol Photo Service, Inc. Capital Jewish Museum Collection. Gift of
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington

The Nosh Pit

Now serving Compass Coffee.

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What is Jewish Washington?


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Ongoing Exhibition

Connect. Reflect. Act.


“Almost 150 years after the region’s first purpose-built synagogue was dedicated, the Capital Jewish Museum figuratively and literally connects the story of Jewish Washington’s past, present, and future.”

Esther Safran Foer, President

With thanks to our partners.

Partner Agency of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington