The collection of the Capital Jewish Museum is composed of historic artifacts,

personal & family papers, as well as archival documents & photographs

that trace the Jewish community in Washington DC,

suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia from the 1850s to the present day.

It is a collection which reflects a history that is at once local, national, and international.


Aaron W. Berkman in front of his grocery store at 3rd and G Streets, SW

RBG Collar

Hand-knit lace collar worn on the bench of the Supreme Court by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Neon sign from Abe Jacovsky’s Jewish bookstore in Wheaton, Maryland.

The Oral History Collection includes Interviews with dozens of remarkable personalities, including former Ambassador Al Moses.

A group protests outside the Kennedy Center during the Soviet Jewry movement.

To ask a research question, email us at info@capitaljewishmuseum.org.

To request digital images from our collections, complete the attached form and submit to info@capitaljewishmuseum.org.

Responses to reproduction requests and reference questions may take six months or more while we work to open this new museum. Thank you in advance for your patience.