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The Capital Jewish Museum has started asking Jewish Washingtonians to help us with Covid Collecting of digital items during this pandemic. These Jewish Washingtonians are creating… (Read more)

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My Jewish Identity

I tie my Jewish identity to places. From where I grew up to places I’ve only heard stories of. From Lithuania… (Read more)

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Telling the Stories of Jewish Philanthropy

This year marks the 25th anniversary of a pivotal time in my life when I was living in Israel as a college student and made a commitment to myself… (Read more)

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The Synagogue That Could

I just got an email saying our historic synagogue has a case of the COVID. Or at least, it’s been exposed. So its brick walls and pocked wood… (Read more)

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What Jews Do When Tradition Tells Us to Come Together, But Doctors Tell Us to Stay Apart

All around the globe, people of all traditions and walks of life are being advised to change their everyday routines… (Read more)

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Local Heritage Tourism as a Tool for Jewish Engagement 

The Jewish world has been stunned by the successes of international heritage programs, like MoL and Birthright, in strengthening Jewish identity. The… (Read more)

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A Powerful Tool Against Hate

In recent years, the flames of antisemitism in America have been reignited. From Charlottesville to Pittsburgh, Jews in America face… (Read more)

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Who Remembers Gichner Ironworks?

What makes Washington D.C. — and the stories of Jewish life in the nation’s capital – unique?  What kinds of… (Read more)

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It’s time for D.C.’s Jewish Museum

It’s about time that D.C. had a museum that celebrates the value and meaning that the Jews contributed to the… (Read more)

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Seamark Bicycle Shop and the Flying Merkel

In preparing for our new Capital Jewish Museum exhibitions, one research activity has been to look more closely at the… (Read more)