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Current Exhibition

Connect. Reflect. Act.


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Welcome to the heart of the Capital Jewish Museum! Here you can read, listen, talk, and engage with interactives throughout this colorful, lively space. 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.

In this exhibition, you will meet a selection of 100 Jewish Washingtonians, discuss stories of liberation while seated around a symbolic seder table, and explore an oversized interactive map of the region, charting local Jewish community movement and growth over time. You can also share your thoughts on contemporary issues and contribute personal stories to the Museum’s collection.

With gratitude to the generous supporters who made this exhibition possible.
Map Table: Kay Family Foundation
Gallery Sponsors: Harolyn and Michael Cardozo; Emily and Neil Kishter; Cindy and Rick Zitelman Family Foundation
Small Business Collection: The Gordon Foundation; Herman and Silverman Families in memory of Robert I. and Doris K. Silverman
Exhibition Support: Nancy Alper; Sharon Rabinowitz Chard-Yaron and Maiya Chard-Yaron Edelson; Judy Lenkin Lerner and Mark D. Lerner; Lauren S. Lerner-Naft and Noah R. Naft & Family; Ilyse F. Lerner and Jonathan A. Lerner & Family; Dahlia M. Lerner and Jacob M. Lerner & Family; Judy and Russell Smith
Collections Preservation Sponsors: Stuart and Martha Bindeman Charitable Trust; Lynn and John Sachs and Susan Sachs Goldman; The Isadore and Bertha Gudelsky Foundation; Wilma Probst Levy and Louis Levy; Edith Chidakel Pascal and Charles M. Pascal; Jeffrey and Christie-Anne Weiss
Mezuzah Sponsors: Marcella and Neil Cohen, Ryna and Melvin Cohen Family Foundation; Anita and Burton Reiner and Family; Mitchell Berliner and Debra Moser in loving memory of Jerome and Pauline Berliner and Claire and Robert Dubinsky; Carol and Gary Berman in memory of Dollye and Wolford Berman; The Bubes Family Foundation; David and Harriet Bubes; Alan and Nancy Bubes; Ron and Lori Bubes; Ken and Shara Bubes; Mark and Amy Bubes; Karen and Bruce Levenson in memory of Sydney Atlas; Bruce and Kimberly Levin; Sanford and Doris Slavin Foundation in honor of Sandford Slavin

Exhibition planning by Evidence Design along with a group of scholars and museum professionals began in 2018. The Design Minds, Inc. completed the project in 2022-2023. Interactive tables in Connect. Reflect. Act. were developed by the software development firm Potion.

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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.

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