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Take Action: Thank You Messages to DC Councilmembers

Sukkah City x DC features imaginative and expressive structures that highlight key social justice themes of housing insecurity, displacement, and… (Read more)

Aeral photos of Minyan sukkah by Esocoff & Ng Architects, on the steps of the Edlavitch DC JCC, September 2021

Aeral photos of Minyan sukkah by Esocoff & Ng Architects, on the steps of the Edlavitch DC JCC, September 2021. Photo: Rin Sachs/CNP

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Plan Your Visit to Sukkah City x DC

Sukkah City x DC features seven sukkahs on view at two locations–the National Building Museum and Edlavitch DC Jewish Community… (Read more)

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The History of Sukkah City

This holiday season, we hope you will join us for Sukkah City x DC (September 18─October 3, 2021), an installation of… (Read more)

Star of David window from the Hebrew Home on Spring Street. Photograph by Jonathan Edelman.

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Angels in the Architecture

A few weeks ago my family and I drove to Wisconsin to visit my parents. It’s a long drive, and… (Read more)

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History In Our Neighborhoods

In the spring of 2017 when my now husband and I began looking for houses, we came across a neighborhood… (Read more)

Historic Adas Israel synagogue (foreground) and National Building Museum, formerly the headquarters of the United States Pension Bureau, background, ca. 1905.

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A Witness to History – 145 Years in the Making 

Historic sites don’t just teach us about history, they allow us to experience the past. By walking through the doors stories come to life,… (Read more)

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A Historian in a Museum Moment

I’m a history professor, not a museum professional. My work advising and writing for the Capital Jewish Museum has provided daily lessons… (Read more)

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Connect, Reflect, Act! The Act of Tzedakah 

Image credit: Capital Jewish Museum Growing up in the suburbs of Boston in the late 70’s early 80’s, I recall looking forward… (Read more)

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Washingtonians Bond over Beer

I am excited by the recent explosion of craft brewing. During Covid it has been fun to visit small breweries… (Read more)

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My Mezuzah

All of the places we live have a history. When I joined the staff of the Capital Jewish Museum this year,… (Read more)