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

Programs & Tours: Programs

former home of Washington Hebrew CongregationWALKING TOUR
Downtown Jewish Washington

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Learn what it was like to live and worship as a Jew from 1850-1950 in the historic Seventh Street neighborhood, now known as Chinatown. Includes visiting the sites of four former synagogues.

Start location: Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum
701 Third Street, NW (at G Street)
Metro: Judiciary Square (F Street Exit)

End location: former home of Washington Hebrew Congregation,
816 Eighth Street NW (between H and I Streets)
Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown

Fee: $15 members; $20 non-members

Advance registration required online or to (202) 789-0900.

Arena Stage's Camp David
Now through May 4, 2014

Camp David graphicIn the epic world premiere from the diaries of Rosalynn Carter, explore the 13 tumultuous days over which three world leaders attempted the impossible: Peace in the Middle East. Artistic Director Molly Smith directs Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright's incredible new play based on incredibly true events.

25% off when you use promo code: JHScamp. Subject to availability. Purchase online or call Group Sales at 202-488-4380.

Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth Street, SW, Washington, D.C.
Directions and Parking


Confederate Memorial at Arlington National CemeteryWALKING TOUR
Jewish Sites in Arlington National Cemetery

Sunday, May 4, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Tour sites related to Jewish history and military heroes, including the Confederate Memorial by Sir Moses Ezekiel (seen right) and the Challenger and Columbia Space Shuttle Memorials.

This tour includes walking 1.5 miles, including uphill.

Meet at the stone benches facing the Visitor Center parking lot.

Fee: $15 members; $20 non-members

Advance registration required online or to (202) 789-0900.

Jewish American Heritage Month
at the National Archives

Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Special panel discussion moderated by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author Nick Kotz and featuring journalists:

Nick Kotz's most recent book, The Harness Maker's Dream: Nathan Kallison and the Rise of South Texas, tells the story of his Jewish Ukranian grandfather's journey to the United States and his ensuing life in Texas.

A book signing will follow the program. Purchase through above links and benefit Society education programs!

William G. McGowan Theater, National Archives, Special Events Entrance
7th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW - Directions

Free and open to the public.

Sanford Sternlicht:
The Tenement Saga: The Lower East Side & Early Jewish American Writers

Monday, May 19, 2014, Noon

African & Middle Eastern Reading Room,
Library of Congress, First Street & Independence Avevue, SE

Free and open to the public.


Past Program Calendars (PDFs) Programs

Fall 2013 - Summer 2013 - Spring 2013 - Fall 2012 - Spring 2012 - Fall 2011
May 2011 - Spring 2011 - Fall 2010 - Spring 2010 - May 2009 - Fall/Winter 2008
Summer 2008 - May 2008 - Spring 2008 - Fall/Winter 2007 - Spring 2007
Fall/Winter 2006 - Spring 2006 - Winter 2005-06