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A Life of Service

The core exhibition in our new museum will invite visitors to consider how we make meaningful change in our community,… (Read more)

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A Beautiful Day in the (Virtual) Neighborhood

Back in March, we all found ourselves shutting our doors and sheltering in place as COVID-19 swept across the U.S. The… (Read more)

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Groundbreaking Festival Round-Up

Earlier this month we “broke ground” at 3rd and F St NW, the home of the future museum. To celebrate this moment, we hosted a weeklong… (Read more)

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Inclusive Cultural Museums

When I tell people where I work I get one of two responses depending on the audience.  If the audience… (Read more)

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Jewish Learning 

When I first heard that the Capital Jewish Museum was going to be built, I was, like many, elated. It… (Read more)

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Why I Love What I Do

In a recent exhibition research conversation with a key local and international leader from the Greater Washington Jewish community, I was reminded of the word Kehilla (community). Kehillah… (Read more)

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Museum-Building from Home

I have to admit, I was skeptical. It was March 13, and the world was shutting down around us. After nearly… (Read more)

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Remembering the Freedom Seder and Looking Ahead 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5HgiGMqh6g  In the spring of 1968, a now-familiar scene befell the city of Washington. In the aftermath of the assassination of MLK… (Read more)

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Making a Collection

I have been thinking this past week about what makes a collection.  This question was sparked because our Museum Educator,… (Read more)

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Making Meaning in Times of Constant Change 

Fourteen hundred days ago when I packed up my desk I thought it was for two weeks, a month at the most and I’m sure I’m… (Read more)