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

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

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.

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Exhibition Components

Twenty-six hanging panels (one is 23"x30" and all others are 30"x40")


$500 plus shipping and installation; negotiable

Previous Venues

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

For more information on exhibition rental, contact Wendy Turman at or (202) 789-0900.