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Cornerstone laying, Jewish Community Center, 16th and Q Streets NW in 1925. Capital Jewish Museum Collection, Jewish Community Center Collection.

Cornerstone laying, Jewish Community Center, 16th and Q Streets NW in 1925. Capital Jewish Museum Collection, Jewish Community Center Collection.

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Openings

What does it mean to open a museum? I mean that in the existential way—of course I now have some… (Read more)

Promotional poster for Whitman-Walker Clinic's safe sex campaign featuring photography by Lloyd Wolf. Gift of Lloyd Wolf. Capital Jewish Museum collection.

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Let’s Talk About Sex

It’s probably not true that all museum curators think about sex all the time (at least not at work). However,… (Read more)

Two educators and two interns are collaboratively working at a large table in the museum's temporary offices, Spring 2022.

Education staff and interns meeting to prepare interpretive programs, February 2022

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Spring 2022 Education Internship Projects 

Internships provide important opportunities for students to translate their educational insights into real-world projects. Opportunities to participate in the development… (Read more)

Photo of a Congressional staffer's I.D. badge from the 1972 Republican presidential convention.

Photo of a Congressional staffer's I.D. badge from the 1972 Republican presidential convention (detail). Capital Jewish Museum, Gift of Ricki Gerger

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Transplants Welcome

Being from Houston, Texas, I didn’t grow up with much concern about history. After all, when a building was about… (Read more)

Scale Model of the Historic 1876 Synagogue, ca. 1968. Capital Jewish Museum Collection

Scale Model of the Historic 1876 Synagogue, ca. 1968. Capital Jewish Museum Collection

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Small Scale Restoration

In 1967, DC’s Jewish community rallied together to relocate and save the historic 1876 Adas Israel synagogue. Over the next… (Read more)

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May 2019 Updates

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] Exhibition Planning Huge milestone! We’ve just put the finishing touches on our exhibition concept design for the… (Read more)