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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.

Rolodex belonging to Sheldon Cohen in the 1990s. Cohen was IRS Commissioner in President Lyndon Johnson’s administration and worked later as an attorney at private firms in Washington, DC.

Capital Jewish Museum Collection. Gift of Laura Cohen Apelbaum and Family.

Special Exhibition

If It’s Jewish, We Have It: Selections from the Collections

A favorite object in our collection is the neon sign reading “If It’s Jewish We Have It,” currently on display.... (Read more)

Snack at Manny’s Delicatessen, Chicago, IL, 2010. Image Professionals GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo

Special Exhibition

“I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli

“I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli explores how American Jews imported traditions, adapted culture, and built community through... (Read more)

Programs

A group of young women posing for the camera with woods and cabins in the background, ca 1950-60s. Capital Jewish Museum Collection. Gift of Rhoda Ritzenberg.

Public Program

CJM After Sunset: Summer Camp

Thursday, February 29, 2024 6–9 pm

Gallery talk in the Am Yisrael Chai section of the exhibition "Connect. Reflect. Act.", February 2024.

Public Program

Late Night with Shakespeare Theatre Company

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 6–8 pm

Family Program

Story Time at CJM

Thursday, March 14, 2024 10–11 am

Family Program

Purim Family Day

Sunday, March 24, 2024 2–5 pm

Public Program

Salon Nights: Grow Your Own Herb Garden

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 6–8 pm

Family seder, 1956. Capital
Jewish Museum Collection.
Gift of Rhoda Ritzenberg.

Public Program

Nights at the Seder Table

Thursday, April 11, 2024 6–8 pm

Family Program

Story Time at CJM

Thursday, April 11, 2024 10–11 am

Family Program

Story Time at CJM

Thursday, May 9, 2024 10–11 am

Family Program

Story Time at CJM

Thursday, June 13, 2024 10–11 am