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Capital Jewish Museum

Visitors in Connect. Reflect. Act. exhibition galleries. Spring 2023. Photo: Imagine Photography

Spark Curiosity

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Historic Sanctuary, Summer 2023. Photo: Imagine Photography

Ongoing Exhibition

The Sanctuary

Enter one of the Museum’s most treasured artifacts – a synagogue opened in 1876.

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.

Historic Adas Israel synagogue (foreground) and National Building Museum, formerly the headquarters of the United States Pension Bureau, background, ca. 1905.

Ongoing Exhibition

What is Jewish Washington?

Step into history–a real 19th-century synagogue–as you explore local Jewish stories in DC and the Maryland and Virginia suburbs.

Chris Ferenzi Photography

Event Rentals

Celebrate with us!

Decoupage bottle made by Sol Ereza of Magen David Sephardic Congregation. Gift of Gwen Zuares, Capital Jewish Museum Collection.

Ongoing Exhibition

Connect. Reflect. Act.

Dig deep into local Jewish history, discover Jewish perspectives on social justice issues facing the world today, and think about your own identity and values.

“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