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Holiday Hours: Memorial Day | Mon, May 27 | 11 am-5 pm

Upcoming Event

Salon Nights: Homemade Sandwiches for Good

Wednesday, August 7, 2024 6–8 pm

A young volunteer with the DC Jewish Community Center works to assemble sandwiches at Martha's Table, 1993. Photograph by Lloyd Wolf. Lillian and Albert Small Capital Jewish Museum Collection. Gift of the photographer.


  • Capital Jewish Museum
    575 3rd Street, NW, Washington, DC


  • $8 Members
  • $12 General

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Embrace the spirit of Abe Lebewohl, highlighted in our special exhibit “I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deliowner of the 2nd Avenue Delicatessen who refused to turn away customers for an inability to pay—and join us to make sandwiches for neighbors in need. Learn more about food insecurity nationally and in the DMV while engaging in conversations with representatives from MAZON and DC Central Kitchen, then prepare sandwiches to donate to neighbors in need. Presented in partnership with MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger and the Edlavitch DCJCC’s Morris Cafritz Center for Social Responsibility. Tickets include admission to all exhibitions. Come early to explore the Museum!

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Image credit: Jessie, Louis Belkov, Joe Adler, Abe Hofberg, Louis Maizel, and Ben inside Hofberg's Kosher Deli at 116 Kennedy Street, NW, 1943. Lillian and Albert Small Capital Jewish Museum Collection. Gift of Ann Hofberg Richards.

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

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

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