Time is Running Out

If you’ve checked your email lately, and if you’ve ever given money to a political party or a candidate, you’ve surely noticed a lot of requests for volunteers and increasingly desperate calls for money. I was on vacation last week, not checking email—something I highly recommend, incidentally—and came back to approximately 40,003 emails from the Read More

Ukrainian Connections

Author: Esther Safran Foer Ukraine, where my family lived for generations and where most of them were murdered, is in its fight for survival.  These past weeks I have been glued to our TVs watching history’s sad drama playout in real time. For me this is personal. My mother and father were born here, so Read More

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

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 of a new museum are that much more valuable.  We are pleased to be hosting two interns in our Education Department. In addition to traditional assignments, assisting with ongoing public programs, and being trained as Read More

Avi West, circa 2019

Everyday Heroes

This summer (2021), we lost a special advisor to the museum, Avi West, a generous and respected educator in the greater Washington Jewish community. I learned many lessons about Judaism and Jewish values from Avi in the few years I knew him, but one stands out. We were discussing how to tell the stories of Read More