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Holocaust Remembrance Event - 70th Anniversary of We Will Never Die
April 25, 2013

Seventy years after First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, hundreds of members of Congress, and seven Supreme Court Justices convened to learn of the atrocities being committed in Europe, the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington will mark the anniversary of the event, a pageant entitled We Will Never Die – a Mass Memorial to the Two Million Dead of Europe. This Holocaust Remembrance program will take place at the Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at noon and will include participants from a variety of academic and community organizations and institutions. Download press release

Author Talk: Prophet in a Time Of Priests: Rabbi "Alphabet" Browne 1845-1929
January 17, 2013

The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, in partnership with the Authors Out Loud series at the Washington DCJCC, presents a book talk with author Janice Rothschild Blumberg. Blumberg will enthrall the audience about the colorful life of her great-grandfather, Rabbi Browne, at the Washington DCJCC on Thursday, January 17, 2013. Download press release

Lincoln Specialist Will Discuss Jewish Civil War Soldiers
December 18, 2012

The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, in partnership with President Lincoln's Cottage, Ford’s Theatre, and the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia, welcomes Dr. John Sellers, the Lincoln specialist for more than 30 years at the Library of Congress, to discuss his current project: using 21st-century technology to identify every Jew who fought in the Civil War. Dr. Sellers will speak at the Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Download press release

A Story Worth Telling for Veterans Day: The Ritchie Boys
November 12, 2012

Two fall programs will focus on a group of heroic young men remembered as the "Ritchie Boys." Many had fled Nazi Germany, and they returned to serve in Europe during World War II on missions of military intelligence, espionage, and psychological warfare. They trained at Camp Ritchie in Western Maryland. The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington will honor these men at a film screening on Monday, November 12, 2012, and the Society's annual meeting on Sunday, December 2, 2012. Download press release

A Centennial Celebration of the First Jewish Aviator
June 12, 2012

The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, in partnership with College Park Aviation Museum, celebrates the remarkable life of Arthur "Al" Welsh, the first Jewish aviator, with a special event on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the College Park Aviation Museum. Download press release

Holocaust Remembrance Day Program
April 19, 2012

The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, in partnership with La Maison Française, commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day with a special performance at the Embassy of France on Thursday, April 19, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. A reception follows. Download press release

Newly-found documents shed light on Jewish role in Civil War

The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington and The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives announce the discovery of a hitherto-unknown letter detailing the involvement of President Abraham Lincoln's Jewish chiropodist in pursuing a negotiated end to the Civil War. The chiropodist, Dr. Isachar Zacharie, will be the subject of a lunchtime illustrated lecture at the Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum on February 15, 2012. Download press release