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Ongoing Exhibition

Visitors experience an immersive film about early Jewish life in the nation’s capital.


The Sanctuary

Enter one of the Museum’s most treasured artifacts – a synagogue opened in 1876.

Decoupage bottle made by Sol Ereza of Magen David Sephardic Congregation. Gift of Gwen Zuares, Capital Jewish Museum Collection.


Connect. Reflect. Act.

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.

Historic Adas Israel synagogue (foreground) and National Building Museum, formerly the headquarters of the United States Pension Bureau, background, ca. 1905.


What is Jewish Washington?

Step into history–a real 19th-century synagogue–as you explore local Jewish stories in DC and the Maryland and Virginia suburbs.