Named in honor of our historic synagogue, the 1876 Society recognizes those who have designated the Museum as a beneficiary of an estate gift.

You can ensure that the story of our community is shared from generation to generation.

Your planned gift is a legacy – a way for you to invest in the Museum’s mission to connect families and diverse communities, reflect on the relevance of our history to our future, and encourage visitors to explore their role in making change.

Bequests may take many forms – a specific dollar amount, a portion of one’s remaining assets after all obligations are met, specific assets, remaining retirement account assets, or benefits from an individual retirement account or life insurance policy.

For more information regarding planned giving, please contact our Development Department, at or 202-290-2593. To complete a Statement of Intent, please click here.

Al Munzer & Joel Wind

Washington deserves a first-rate Jewish museum that places the story of our people in the context of the ups and downs of American history.

Al Munzer & Joel Wind


Russell & Judy Smith

It is important to us that long after we are gone, the Museum can still prompt visitors to connect, reflect, and act.


Wilma Probst Levy

I originally joined the Jewish Historical Society because of my commitment to preserving the legacy of the Washington Jewish community.

1876 Society Members

Carolyn Alper

Richard Alper

Sandra & Dr. Clement Alpert (z’l)

Andrew R. Ammerman

Henry Brylawski (z’l)

Susan Carbo

Stanley Cohen

Margery Elfin

Mel Elfin (z’l)

Tillie Laskin Fenichel (z’l)

Norma Lee & Morton Funger

Isabelle Gichner (z’l)

Aaron Goldman (z’l)

Paula Goldman

Rocxey Kurlen Hais (z’l)

Sidney Hais (z’l)

David Margolies

Alfred Munzer & Joel Wind

Brenda Pascal

Wilma Probst Levy & Louis Levy (z’l)

Stacy Reines

May Savage

Albert H. Small

Russell & Judy Smith

Eugene Sofer & Judith Bartnoff

Jane Stieber

Hadassah Thursz

John Tolleris

Irvin Wolloch (z’l)