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Upcoming Exhibition

LGBTJews in the Federal City

Exhibition renderings by The Design Minds, 2024. Courtesy of the Capital Jewish Museum


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


LGBTJews in the Federal City explores the history, culture, and activism of the local queer Jewish community—from the congregations to the clubs to the Capitol. This landmark exhibition presents artifacts, personal stories, and photographs of the region’s Jewish LGBTQ+ places, events, struggles, and joys— intertwining more than a century of DC, Jewish, and queer histories.

The exhibition will open in time for Washington, DC’s observation of its 50th Capital Pride celebration and as the city hosts World Pride for the first time, offering an unprecedented opportunity to infuse Pride with local Jewish history.


LGBTJews in the Federal City is curated by Sarah Leavitt, Curator, and Jonathan Edelman, Collections Curator. The exhibition is designed by The Design Minds.