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


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.

On display at Adas Israel Congregation
2850 Quebec Street, NW, Washington, D.C. - Directions
Please call (202) 362-4433 for visiting hours


Visit Voices of the Vigil online!
Featuring oral histories, activist memoirs and profiles,
education curriculum, and slideshows


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. -- Call (202) 882-7225 for visiting information.