Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln’s City | Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington | Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum Voices of the Vigil: D.C.‘s Soviet Jewry Movement | Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington | Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum Half a Day on Sunday: Jewish-Owned “Mom and Pop” Grocery Stores | Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington | Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum Through the Lens: Jeremy Goldberg’s Washington | Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington | Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum Ties that Bind: Washington-Area Jews and the Birth of the State of Israel | Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington | Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum “Don’t Whisper a Prayer, Sing Aloud a Song of Peace”: Yitzhak Rabin in Washington | Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington | Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum Arthur Welsh: The First American Jewish Aviator | Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington | Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum

Jewish Washington: Scrapbook of an American Community

National Building Museum, 2005

This award-winning exhibition explores the rich and unique history of the Washington-area Jewish community from 1795 to today through historical photographs, oral histories, community scrapbooks, and rare archival materials. 

Original edition

Components:
55 hanging vinyl panels (7.5'x3')
Number is adjustable to fit display space.

Rental Fee:
$500 plus transportation and installation;
Transportation cost negotiable.

Compact edition

Components:
23 hanging vinyl panels (2'x5')
Focus on the local Jewish community's involvement with the federal government.
Number is adjustable to fit display space.

Rental Fee:
$360 plus transportation and installation;
Transportation cost negotiable.

Companion Elements

  • Website and book featuring additional content
  • Family guide
  • Brochure

Previous Venues

  • Adas Israel Congregation (Washington, D.C.)
  • Agudas Achim Congregation (Alexandria, VA)
  • The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
  • The Lyceum (Alexandria, VA)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library (Washington, D.C.)
  • National Building Museum (Washington, D.C.)
  • Russell Senate Office Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Sixth & I Historic Synagogue (Washington, D.C.)
  • Union of Reform Judaism Biennial (National Harbor, MD)
  • White Flint Mall (Rockville, MD)

Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln’s City

All images: Washington Hebrew Congregation, 2007

One of the most important events in our nation's history, the Civil War forever altered American life. Washington and Alexandria were sites of intense activity. This original exhibition tells stories of Jewish life in Civil-War Washington and across the river in Alexandria.

Mounted as part of national celebrations of Lincoln's bicentennial in 2009, this exhibition includes images from our collections, supplemented by photographs from the Library of Congress and other local repositories.

Read Eugene L. Meyer's review
"The exhibit...tells of a city and country divided and in turmoil through the prism of the small but growing Jewish community here."

Original edition

Components:

  • 8 wall panels (5'x4' and 3'x2')
  • 4 upright structures with panels (49"x76")
  • Trunk
  • Four replica artillery boxes

Rental Fee:
$3,000 plus transportation and installation;
Transportation cost negotiable.

Compact edition

Components:
15 framed wall panels (2'x3')

Rental Fee:
$
360 plus transportation and installation;
Transportation cost negotiable.

Companion Elements

  • Website and book featuring additional content
  • Poster (available PDF)
  • Brochure

Previous Venues

  • Beth El Hebrew Congregation (Alexandria, VA)
  • Gesher Jewish Day School (Fairfax, VA)
  • Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (Fairfax, VA)
  • John A. Wilson Building (City Hall) (Washington, D.C.)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library (Washington, D.C.)
  • Tifereth Israel Congregation (Washington, D.C.)
  • Washington, D.C., Jewish Community Center
  • Washington Hebrew Congregation (Washington, D.C.)

Voices of the Vigil: D.C.‘s Soviet Jewry Movement

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 2014

This award-winning 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.

Components

  • 30 Sintra panels (30"x72")
    May be hung or stood up with provided easel backs
  • 3 shadow boxes containing objects that attach to panels (12"x18")

Rental Fee

$500 plus transportation and installation; Transporation cost negotiable.

Companion Elements

  • Washington Hebrew Congregation, 2013

    Catalog and website featuring additional content
  • School curriculum
  • Brochure

Previous Venues

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 2014

    Adas Israel Congregation (Washington, D.C.)
  • Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (Rockville, MD)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (Washington, D.C.)
  • Washington Hebrew Congregation (Washington, D.C.)

Half a Day on Sunday: Jewish-Owned “Mom and Pop” Grocery Stores

Through the Lens: Jeremy Goldberg’s Washington

John A. Wilson District Building, 2009

This exhibition charts the growth and change in Washington's Jewish community through its buildings. Lifelong Washington resident and amateur photographer Jerry Goldberg "biked the sites," photographing the synagogues and Jewish cemeteries in the city he called home. Panels include Goldberg's photographs along with historic photographs of more than 20 sites. Co-sponsored with Tifereth Israel Congregation.

Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 2006

Components

21 box-mounted panels (30"x40")
May be hung or set on easels

Companion Elements

  • Website featuring interactive map
  • Brochure

Rental Fee

$500 plus transportation and installation; Transportation cost negotiable.

Previous Venues (all in Washington, D.C.)

  • Washington Hebrew Congregation, 2006

    Adas Israel Congregation
  • John A. Wilson District Building (D.C. City Hall)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library
  • Ohev Sholom Congregation
  • Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
  • Tifereth Israel Congregation
  • Washington Hebrew Congregation

Ties that Bind: Washington-Area Jews and the Birth of the State of Israel

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 2010

This exhibition chronicles the involvement of the Washington Jewish community in the struggle for Jewish statehood. The exhibition begins with the story of a mass rally at Constitution Hall where over 4,000 Washingtonians – both Jewish and non-Jewish – staged a show of support for open immigration to Palestine in 1938. Secret meetings and gunrunning to fund the Haganah are also revealed. The triumph of 1948 and the work to build the infrastructure of Israel are then explored.

Components

26 box-mounted panels (30"x40")

Companion Elements

  • Poster
  • Education Guide
  • Online slideshow

Rental Fees

$500 plus transportation and installation; Transportation cost negotiable.

Previous Venues

  • Adas Israel Congregation (Washington, D.C.)
  • Embassy of Israel (Washington, D.C.)
  • Israel@60 Celebration on the National Mall
  • Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (Fairfax, VA)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library (Washington, D.C.)
  • Washington, D.C. Jewish Community Center
  • Washington Hebrew Congregation (Washington, D.C.)

“Don’t Whisper a Prayer, Sing Aloud a Song of Peace”: Yitzhak Rabin in Washington

Leah Rabin visiting the exhibition in West Bloomfield, Michigan, 1997

The world remembers Yitzhak Rabin as a former general who exchanged his military uniform for a diplomat's suit and as the Prime Minister who gave his life to further the peace process.

The exhibition consists of twenty-five framed photographs with accompanying labels. The photographs chronicle Rabin's life and work in the nation's capital where he served as Israel's Ambassador to the United States from 1968 to 1973. Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel.

Components

  • 25 framed photographs to be hung (varying sizes)
  • 27 text labels (varying sizes)

Rental Fees

$500 plus transportation and installation; Transportation costs negotiable.

Previous Venues

  • Exhibition hanging at Sixth & I Synagogue for Elie Weisel's lecture, 2006

    Adas Israel Congregation (Washington, D.C.)
  • Akron Jewish Community Center (OH)
  • Beth Sholom Congregation (FL)
  • Boston Consulate (MA)
  • Morningstar Arts Center (GA)
  • Peninsula Jewish Historical Society (VA)
  • Southern Georgia University (GA)
  • Temple Israel (MI)

Arthur Welsh: The First American Jewish Aviator