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Tribute to Avrum Ashery in the exhibition "If It's Jewish We Have It: Selections from the Collections," February 2024.

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In Memoriam: Avrum Ashery

Avrum Ashery (1944-2023) was a graphic artist who designed many familiar logos for the Jewish community, locally and nationwide. Born… (Read more)

Liora Newman, Education Assistant, in the
Community Action Lab, December 2023.

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Introducing Liora Newman, Education Assistant

Liora Newman, Education Assistant and Avodah Jewish Service Corps member, recently graduated from Carleton College with a B.A. in History…. (Read more)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg feature in "Connect. Reflect. Act." galleries. / Visitors in the historic sanctuary. / An intern cataloguing and digitizing images from the collection. / Students in "What is Jewish Washington?" galleries. / Students in "Connect. Reflect. Act." exhibition. / Michael Twitty and Susan Barocas in "Connect. Reflect. Act." exhibition. / GatherDC members in the Community Action Lab. Photo: Aryeh Schwartz; Aryeh Photo / GatherDC members in the lobby. Photo: Aryeh Schwartz; Aryeh Photo / Members and donors at an event for the Museum's grand opening. Photo: Daniel Swartz / CJM Block Party, Sep 2023. Photo: Chris Firenzi Photography

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Celebrating our 2023 Accomplishments

Look at what you helped make possible! Our galleries are alive with locals and tourists, taking in the breadth of… (Read more)

Color photograph of the interior of Katz’s Kosher Supermarket at 20 University Blvd East, July 1970. Capital Jewish Museum Collection. Gift of Alex Mates.

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The Story of Katz’s Kosher Supermarket

Thanks to a very special NEW additional match challenge from board member Gene Sofer and his wife Judith Bartnoff, all… (Read more)

Brady Daniller

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Welcome Brady Daniller, Director of Operations

Brady Daniller, a Maryland native, comes to the Museum from the National Museum of American Jewish Heritage with experience in… (Read more)

Anna Barr, Education Manager for School, Youth, and Family Programs, at the Museum's 3rd Street entrance, Fall 2023

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Introducing Anna Barr, Education Manager for School, Youth, and Family Programs

Anna Barr, a Virginia native and recent DC transplant, comes to the Museum with experience in both museums and classrooms…. (Read more)

Malki Karkowsky, Chief Advancement Officer. Photo: Aryeh Schwartz

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So That Your Generations Will Know

We are now celebrating Sukkot, the Feast of the Tabernacles, one of only three pilgrimage holidays in the Torah when… (Read more)

Doll portraying Golda Meir, created as one of the “Dolls for Democracy” series by B’nai B’rith Women. / Capital Jewish Museum Collection. Gift of Jewish Women International.

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Ordinary Barbie

“What about Ordinary Barbie? She’s not extraordinary. She’s not president of anything.” (–Gloria, to Mattel executives, Barbie: The Movie) Welcome… (Read more)

Cornerstone laying, Jewish Community Center, 16th and Q Streets NW in 1925. Capital Jewish Museum Collection, Jewish Community Center Collection.

Cornerstone laying, Jewish Community Center, 16th and Q Streets NW in 1925. Capital Jewish Museum Collection, Jewish Community Center Collection.

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Openings

What does it mean to open a museum? I mean that in the existential way—of course I now have some… (Read more)

Employees of Gichner Iron Works gathered in front of the building at 1214-1216 D Street NW. / Capital Jewish Museum collection 2015.27.01. Gift of Nancy Colodny.

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Gichner Iron Works

This past February, I started digging into the history of Maryland iron furnaces, a quest that has led us into… (Read more)