Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington | Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum

Exhibitions: Currently on Display

Voices of the Vigil: DC's Soviet Jewry Movement

Voices of the Vigil logoThis new exhibition tells the story of our community's role in the struggle for freedom for Soviet Jewry. In addition to holding a 20-year daily vigil across the street from the Soviet Embassy, Washington Jews organized rallies and marches, waged letter-writing campaigns to pressure politicians, sent packages and holiday greetings to refuseniks, and visited Jews in the Soviet Union. Read the rave reviews!

For information about group tours and youth programs, call (202) 789-0900.

An accompanying website is coming soon. In the meantime, here's a peak into the Soviet Jewry archives project that started in 2008.

Now until April 6, 2014
Washington Hebrew Congregtion
3935 Macomb Street, NW, Washington, D.C. - Directions
Call (202) 362-7100 for visiting information.

September 1 - November 24, 2014
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD - Directions
Call (301) 881-0100 for visiting information.


Through the Lens graphicThrough the Lens:
Jeremy Goldberg's Washington

In 1998, Jeremy Goldberg followed the path of Washington's Jewish community by photographing the original and current sites of synagogues and other Jewish buildings. This exhibit traces Washington's Jewish community from a tight cluster of late 19th-century synagogues downtown to new neighborhoods uptown and into the suburbs.

Ohev Sholom
1600 Jonquil Street, NW, Washington, D.C. - Directions
Call (202) 882-7225 for visiting information.