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Promotional poster for Whitman-Walker Clinic's safe sex campaign featuring photography by Lloyd Wolf. Gift of Lloyd Wolf. Capital Jewish Museum collection.

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Let’s Talk About Sex

It’s probably not true that all museum curators think about sex all the time (at least not at work). However,… (Read more)

Excerpt of a photo of a typed recipe.

Detail of Sally Walzer's letter with recipe to her daughter, c. 1974. Photo courtesy of the Leavitt family.

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A Fishy Story 

After two years of Zoom Passover, it was a delight to gather—after double-boosting and rapid-testing—for a family Seder (traditional ceremonial… (Read more)

Book cover for Foer's "I Want You to Know We're Still Here" and features a black and white photo of a smiling young woman holding a young child.

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Ukrainian Connections

Ukraine, where my family lived for generations and where most of them were murdered, is in its fight for survival…. (Read more)

Two educators and two interns are collaboratively working at a large table in the museum's temporary offices, Spring 2022.

Education staff and interns meeting to prepare interpretive programs, February 2022

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Spring 2022 Education Internship Projects 

Internships provide important opportunities for students to translate their educational insights into real-world projects. Opportunities to participate in the development… (Read more)

Photo of a Congressional staffer's I.D. badge from the 1972 Republican presidential convention.

Photo of a Congressional staffer's I.D. badge from the 1972 Republican presidential convention (detail). Capital Jewish Museum, Gift of Ricki Gerger

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Transplants Welcome

Being from Houston, Texas, I didn’t grow up with much concern about history. After all, when a building was about… (Read more)

Back cover of a Trees and Life for Vietnam brochure. Capital Jewish Museum, Mike Tabor Collection

Back cover of a Trees and Life for Vietnam brochure. Capital Jewish Museum, Mike Tabor Collection

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Collection Highlight: Trees and Life for Vietnam

Every year on the Jewish holiday of Tu B’shvat (the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat, which fell… (Read more)

Scale Model of the Historic 1876 Synagogue, ca. 1968. Capital Jewish Museum Collection

Scale Model of the Historic 1876 Synagogue, ca. 1968. Capital Jewish Museum Collection

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Small Scale Restoration

In 1967, DC’s Jewish community rallied together to relocate and save the historic 1876 Adas Israel synagogue. Over the next… (Read more)

Storytime among the sukkot at Sukkah City x DC community day, Sep 2021

Storytime among the sukkot at Sukkah City x DC community day, Sep 2021

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Highlights from Sukkah City x DC’s Community Day

Sukkah City x DC‘s Community Day, on Sunday, September 19, featured more than ten community partners, two artists, seven participating… (Read more)

Avi West, circa 2019

Avi West, circa 2019. Copyright Washington Jewish Week

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Everyday Heroes

This summer (2021), we lost a special advisor to the museum, Avi West, a generous and respected educator in the… (Read more)

Stuart Zuckerman, Adam Rubinson, Howard Morse, Albert H. Small, Jr., Ernie Marcus, and Albert H. Small pose in front of the historic synagogue at the 2016 moving of the synagogue.

Stuart Zuckerman, Adam Rubinson, Howard Morse, Albert H. Small, Jr., Ernie Marcus, and Albert H. Small at the 2016 moving of the historic synagogue. Photo Credit: Ron Sachs / CNP. Copyright Capital Jewish Museum

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Remembering Albert H. Small (1925-2021)

Please join us in extending condolences to the family of Albert H. Small (1925-2021), son of the museum’s namesakes Lillian… (Read more)