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Notorious RBG book cover illustration by Adam Johnson. Courtesy of HarperCollins. Photographs: Crown © by Hurst Photo/Shutterstock

Special Exhibition

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Through Nov 30

Presented by PNC

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.

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.

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.


Public Program

The RBG Workout

Thursday, September 28, 2023 6:30pm

Photo Credit:: Photograph of the memorial created outside the Supreme Court following the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, September 2020. Photograph by Lloyd Wolf, gift of the photographer, Capital Jewish Museum Collection.

Public Program

The Post RBG Court: A Panel Conversation

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 6:30pm

Family Program

Story Time at CJM

Thursday, October 12, 2023 10–11 am

Members of Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County celebrate the completion of their newly constructed building, January 1958. Gift of Beth El of Montgomery County, Capital Jewish Museum Collection.

Public Program

CJM After Sunset: The Notorious RBG

Thursday, October 19, 2023 6–9 pm

Anniversary Banquet of the Mizrachi Women's Organization of America at the Shoreham Hotel, November 12, 1963. Gift of Corinne Kamerow, Capital Jewish Museum Collection

Public Program

Nights at the Round Table: A Conversation about Reproductive Rights

Thursday, November 2, 2023 6:30pm–9 pm

Family Program

Story Time at CJM

Thursday, November 9, 2023 10–11 am

Family Program

Story Time at CJM

Thursday, December 14, 2023 10–11 am