Support

Membership

Review our membership benefits below. You can join by using the form below or via:

Please contact the Museum at (202) 789-0900 or info@capitaljewishmuseum.org for more information.

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Membership Benefits:

Individual ($36) and Family/Dual ($54)

  • Invitations and discounts to select events including book talks, lectures, panel discussions, and walking tours
  • Calendar of events
  • Priority on archival research requests

Donors ($100) receive all of the benefits of Individual/Family members, plus:

Patrons ($150), Sponsors ($300), and Trustees ($500) receive all of the benefits of Donors, plus:

  • Priority on archival research requests

Guardians ($1,000) receive all of the benefits of Trustees, plus:

  • Seating for two at annual donor recognition event

Historians ($1,800) receive all of the benefits of Guardians, plus:

  • Preferred seating for two at annual donor recognition event

Heritage ($2,500) members receive all of the benefits of Historians, plus:

  • Premium seating for four at annual donor recognition event

Legacy ($5,000) and Benefactor ($10,000) members receive all of the benefits of Heritage members, plus:

  • Premium seating at annual donor recognition event for eight (Legacy) | ten (Benefactor)
  • Invitation to an exclusive program for the Museum’s inner circle of benefactors

Membership contributions are fully tax-deductible. For members who attend the Society’s annual Guardian-Benefactor event, a portion of their contribution may not be tax-deductible.

Please contact the Museum at (202) 789-0900 or info@capitaljewishmuseum.org for more information.

Capital Campaign

The Lillian and Albert Small Capital Jewish Museum will:

  • Engage audiences in the unique story of Jewish life in our nation’s capital
  • Empower visitors with its message that a small community can have an outsized impact
  • Encourage provocative conversations about the relevance of history to today’s critical issues
  • Inspire visitors to use their Jewish values as a lens to affect their everyday decision making
  • Reinvent museum interpretive techniques to connect and engage an intentionally multi-generational audience
  • Be an integral part of downtown’s Jewish learning campus
  • Connect diverse communities, sparking conversation, debate, and collaboration

By the Numbers:

  • 29,485 – square footage – including the new museum and 1876 synagogue
  • 2019 – Year the synagogue will move to its final home and construction will begin
  • 2021 – Year the museum will open
  • 700 – Current membership with plans to triple our numbers in our opening year
  • 90 – feet that the 1876 synagogue will roll down Third Street to its final home at the corner of Third and F Streets in early 2019

The Facts:

  • The building is designed by renowned SmithGroup Architects
  • A one-of-a-kind museum will be built adjacent to the landmark historic 1876 Adas Israel synagogue
  • The museum will include core and special exhibition galleries, a multipurpose auditorium/classroom, an immersive community lab, a collections archive room and office space
  • Construction will begin in 2019 and the museum will open in 2021
  • The project will cost $34M, of which we have about half in cash and commitments

To make a gift to the campaign, please contact Director of Development Michelle Malet at 202-290-2593 or mmalet@capitaljewishmuseum.org.