Lillian & Albert Small Capital Jewish Museum

Lillian & Albert Small Capital Jewish Museum The new Capital Jewish Museum will connect diverse communities, inspire reflection and encourage visitors to act to create change. Opening in 2021.
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Don't forget to register for this week's installation of the Taste of History tours with the RCMP Heritage Centre
06/01/2021

Don't forget to register for this week's installation of the Taste of History tours with the RCMP Heritage Centre

Join us tonight 7:30est/630C/530 as we participate as the only Canadian stop on the Taste of History World Tour

LHS Master page:https://www.lombardhistory.org/tasteofhistory

Register: https://taste-of-history.ticketleap.com/taste-of-history/

Donation Link: https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=KzZJuP-DkLaB1JRNkVFWAX9F8mFJ07ljST3GmNA6hWAYjL53hfKkzHKg59cshq00wzTfRMwL3JyX9aNU

The next tour June 8th: Travel to the crossroads of two of the Oldest American Highways - Route 66 and the LIncoln Highway - to visit the Joliet Area Historical Museum. On our virtual tour, you’ll get to see how people lived, worked, traveled, and built the foundation for today’s thriving city. We’ll cover everything from the building of the Illinois and Michigan Canal to the Moon Landing!
#rcmphc #regina #worldtour #tasteofhistory #virtualtours #theworldcomingtogether

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Rejoignez-nous ce soir à 19h30EST/ 17h30 MT alors que nous participons en tant que le seul arrêt canadien à la tournée mondiale taste of history

LHS Page https://www.lombardhistory.org/tasteofhistory

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La prochaine tournée: Voyagez au carrefour de deux des autoroutes les plus anciennes de l’Amérique – la route 66 et la route Lincoln – et visitez le Joliet Area Historical Museum. Faites la visite virtuelle pour voir comment les gens vivaient, travaillaient et voyageaient à l’époque et comment ils ont jeté les fondations de la ville prospère d’aujourd’hui. Nous vous ferons un véritable voyage dans le temps, de la construction du canal d’Illinois et de Michigan, jusqu’à l’atterrissage sur la Lune!

Christian Heurich ( Heurich House Museum ) and Simon Wolf: friends, colleagues, immigrants. They served on boards togeth...
05/30/2021

Christian Heurich ( Heurich House Museum ) and Simon Wolf: friends, colleagues, immigrants. They served on boards together, encouraged each other on philanthropic gifts, and we can only imagine the steins of beer they toasted together. See this May 30 tribute to Simon from Christian on Simon's 70th Birthday:

All month long, we will be celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month by sharing objects in our collection from past dates in May as we highlight #oursharedheritage.

Christian Heurich ( Heurich House Museum ) and Simon Wolf: friends, colleagues, immigrants. They served on boards together, encouraged each other on philanthropic gifts, and we can only imagine the steins of beer they toasted together. See this May 30 tribute to Simon from Christian on Simon's 70th Birthday:

All month long, we will be celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month by sharing objects in our collection from past dates in May as we highlight #oursharedheritage.

This program documents the May 29, 1982 b'nai mitzvah of two Russian emigrants, Edward Kudlis and Gregory Skurkovish. Th...
05/29/2021

This program documents the May 29, 1982 b'nai mitzvah of two Russian emigrants, Edward Kudlis and Gregory Skurkovish. The b'nai mitzvah took place at Washington Hebrew Congregation and was sponsored by the National Council of Jewish Women, Jewish Social Service Agency and United Jewish Appeal. Washington Hebrew Congregation National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)

All month long, we will be celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month by sharing objects in our collection from past dates in May as we highlight #oursharedheritage.

This program documents the May 29, 1982 b'nai mitzvah of two Russian emigrants, Edward Kudlis and Gregory Skurkovish. The b'nai mitzvah took place at Washington Hebrew Congregation and was sponsored by the National Council of Jewish Women, Jewish Social Service Agency and United Jewish Appeal. Washington Hebrew Congregation National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)

All month long, we will be celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month by sharing objects in our collection from past dates in May as we highlight #oursharedheritage.

This mid 1900's interior photo showing a confirmation class sitting on the bima of Adas Israel's second building was use...
05/28/2021

This mid 1900's interior photo showing a confirmation class sitting on the bima of Adas Israel's second building was used to help inform the restoriation of the historic building in the 21st century, now known as Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. Adas Israel Congregation - Washington, DC Sixth & I

All month long, we will be celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month by sharing objects in our collection from past dates in May as we highlight #oursharedheritage.

This mid 1900's interior photo showing a confirmation class sitting on the bima of Adas Israel's second building was used to help inform the restoriation of the historic building in the 21st century, now known as Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. Adas Israel Congregation - Washington, DC Sixth & I

All month long, we will be celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month by sharing objects in our collection from past dates in May as we highlight #oursharedheritage.

On this day in 1953 Washington Hebrew Congregation celebrated it's 100th meeting at 816 8th st. NW! The original locatio...
05/27/2021

On this day in 1953 Washington Hebrew Congregation celebrated it's 100th meeting at 816 8th st. NW! The original location is now home to the Greater New Hope Baptist Church. If you haven't seen it in person be sure to join us on our future walking tours as we visit the four synagogues in Downtown DC. Washington Hebrew Congregation Greater New Hope Baptist Church

All month long, we will be celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month by sharing objects in our collection from past dates in May as we highlight #oursharedheritage.

On this day in 1953 Washington Hebrew Congregation celebrated it's 100th meeting at 816 8th st. NW! The original location is now home to the Greater New Hope Baptist Church. If you haven't seen it in person be sure to join us on our future walking tours as we visit the four synagogues in Downtown DC. Washington Hebrew Congregation Greater New Hope Baptist Church

All month long, we will be celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month by sharing objects in our collection from past dates in May as we highlight #oursharedheritage.

CJM Senior Curatorial Consultant, Eric S. Yellin, shares his thoughts on being a historian in a museum setting in our la...
05/25/2021
The Whole Spiel

CJM Senior Curatorial Consultant, Eric S. Yellin, shares his thoughts on being a historian in a museum setting in our latest blog post.
https://capitaljewishmuseum.org/the-whole-spiel/

I’m a history professor, not a museum professional. My work advising and writing for the Capital Jewish Museum has provided daily lessons on the differences – on the differences between writing history books and making exhibits (fewer words!), between teaching students and reaching visitors (les...

Rabbi Abram Simon presented this Confirmation Bible to Bernard I. Nordlinger in 1923. Bernard's father owned a shoe busi...
05/21/2021

Rabbi Abram Simon presented this Confirmation Bible to Bernard I. Nordlinger in 1923. Bernard's father owned a shoe business in Georgetown and Bernard became a lawyer and was involved with many organizations including the Jewish Historical Society, now known as the Capital Jewish Museum.

All month long, we will be celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month by sharing objects in our collection from past dates in May as we highlight #oursharedheritage.

These everyday moments are what make up our lives. We're looking forward to when we can celebrate special occasions with...
05/16/2021

These everyday moments are what make up our lives. We're looking forward to when we can celebrate special occasions with family and friends just like Marilyn and Dusty did in 1948.

All month long, we will be celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month by sharing objects in our collection from past dates in May as we highlight #oursharedheritage.

These everyday moments are what make up our lives. We're looking forward to when we can celebrate special occasions with family and friends just like Marilyn and Dusty did in 1948.

All month long, we will be celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month by sharing objects in our collection from past dates in May as we highlight #oursharedheritage.

The teenagers of Pi Tau Pi enjoyed a spring dance at "Top of the Park" at the Woodner on May 15, 1954. The Jewish high s...
05/15/2021

The teenagers of Pi Tau Pi enjoyed a spring dance at "Top of the Park" at the Woodner on May 15, 1954. The Jewish high school fraternity chose one of NW Washington's brand-new party locations, a grand ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Rock Creek Park. The buffet dinner ended with a "melon fantasy."

All month long, we will be celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month by sharing objects in our collection from past dates in May as we highlight #oursharedheritage.

MAY 15, 1876- After splitting from Washington Hebrew Congregation in 1869, members of the newly formed Adas Israel Congr...
05/15/2021

MAY 15, 1876- After splitting from Washington Hebrew Congregation in 1869, members of the newly formed Adas Israel Congregation sent this letter to their former synagogue. In it, they ask Washington Hebrew to loan one or two Torah Scrolls (written in both Hebrew and English) for the dedication of the new synagogue which would be held weeks later on June 9, 1876. Washington Hebrew Congregation
Adas Israel Congregation - Washington, DC

All month long, we will be celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month by sharing objects in our collection from past dates in May as we highlight #oursharedheritage.

MAY 15, 1876- After splitting from Washington Hebrew Congregation in 1869, members of the newly formed Adas Israel Congregation sent this letter to their former synagogue. In it, they ask Washington Hebrew to loan one or two Torah Scrolls (written in both Hebrew and English) for the dedication of the new synagogue which would be held weeks later on June 9, 1876. Washington Hebrew Congregation
Adas Israel Congregation - Washington, DC

All month long, we will be celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month by sharing objects in our collection from past dates in May as we highlight #oursharedheritage.

This certificate was presented to Samuel Myer and Sarah Rebecca Freedman from the Golden Book of the Jewish National Fun...
05/12/2021

This certificate was presented to Samuel Myer and Sarah Rebecca Freedman from the Golden Book of the Jewish National Fund. It is a beautiful artistic display of three black and white drawings depicting men and women in the field, honoring the recipients with the grandeur they deserve. Jewish National Fund - USA

All month long, we will be celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month by sharing objects in our collection from past dates in May as we highlight #oursharedheritage.

This certificate was presented to Samuel Myer and Sarah Rebecca Freedman from the Golden Book of the Jewish National Fund. It is a beautiful artistic display of three black and white drawings depicting men and women in the field, honoring the recipients with the grandeur they deserve. Jewish National Fund - USA

All month long, we will be celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month by sharing objects in our collection from past dates in May as we highlight #oursharedheritage.

Join us tonight at 7:30pm EST for our free virtual walking tour to celebrate #oursharedheritage in honor of Jewish Ameri...
05/11/2021

Join us tonight at 7:30pm EST for our free virtual walking tour to celebrate #oursharedheritage in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month!

Register Here: https://bit.ly/tasteofhistorytours

Join us tonight at 7:30pm EST for our free virtual walking tour to celebrate #oursharedheritage in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month!

Register Here: https://bit.ly/tasteofhistorytours

Farmworker justice hero Cesar Chavez was the headliner at the "Jewish Tribute to Farm Workers," organized by a coalition...
05/11/2021

Farmworker justice hero Cesar Chavez was the headliner at the "Jewish Tribute to Farm Workers," organized by a coalition of Washington Jewish organizations. Held in Silver Spring, the event co-sponsors included college students from American, Georgetown and the University of Maryland, Workman's Circle, the Washington Board of Rabbis, and the Labor Zionist Alliance, indicating wide-ranging support for the issue. American University Georgetown University University of Maryland

All month long, we will be celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month by sharing objects in our collection from past dates in May as we highlight #oursharedheritage.

Farmworker justice hero Cesar Chavez was the headliner at the "Jewish Tribute to Farm Workers," organized by a coalition of Washington Jewish organizations. Held in Silver Spring, the event co-sponsors included college students from American, Georgetown and the University of Maryland, Workman's Circle, the Washington Board of Rabbis, and the Labor Zionist Alliance, indicating wide-ranging support for the issue. American University Georgetown University University of Maryland

All month long, we will be celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month by sharing objects in our collection from past dates in May as we highlight #oursharedheritage.

People in 1939 retired too! On May 10th of that year, Joseph Polakoff retired from the Grand Council of the Order of De ...
05/10/2021

People in 1939 retired too! On May 10th of that year, Joseph Polakoff retired from the Grand Council of the Order of De Molay.

All month long, we will be celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month by sharing objects in our collection from past dates in May as we highlight #oursharedheritage.

People in 1939 retired too! On May 10th of that year, Joseph Polakoff retired from the Grand Council of the Order of De Molay.

All month long, we will be celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month by sharing objects in our collection from past dates in May as we highlight #oursharedheritage.

On this day in 1926, Hebrew poet Chaim Nachman Bialik was welcomed to Washington, D.C. in Union Station by a welcoming c...
05/10/2021

On this day in 1926, Hebrew poet Chaim Nachman Bialik was welcomed to Washington, D.C. in Union Station by a welcoming committee comprised of members from the local Jewish community. In the group, Rabbi Louis Schwefel of Adas Israel Synagogue and Rabbi Julius Loeb of Ohev Shalom Congregation were there to welcome the poet to their city.

All month long, we will be celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month by sharing objects in our collection from past dates in May as we highlight #oursharedheritage.

On this day in 1926, Hebrew poet Chaim Nachman Bialik was welcomed to Washington, D.C. in Union Station by a welcoming committee comprised of members from the local Jewish community. In the group, Rabbi Louis Schwefel of Adas Israel Synagogue and Rabbi Julius Loeb of Ohev Shalom Congregation were there to welcome the poet to their city.

All month long, we will be celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month by sharing objects in our collection from past dates in May as we highlight #oursharedheritage.

The "New American Club" at the Jewish Community Center in Rockville, Maryland celebrated Russian culture as part of a mo...
05/09/2021

The "New American Club" at the Jewish Community Center in Rockville, Maryland celebrated Russian culture as part of a movement in the 1980s to help Russian Jews emigrate to the United States. The Russia Fair included puppetry and food, but also a lecture by Russia and Jewish scholar Michael Stanislowski--then, as now, a professor at Columbia University.

All month long, we will be celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month by sharing objects in our collection from past dates in May as we highlight #oursharedheritage.

The "New American Club" at the Jewish Community Center in Rockville, Maryland celebrated Russian culture as part of a movement in the 1980s to help Russian Jews emigrate to the United States. The Russia Fair included puppetry and food, but also a lecture by Russia and Jewish scholar Michael Stanislowski--then, as now, a professor at Columbia University.

All month long, we will be celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month by sharing objects in our collection from past dates in May as we highlight #oursharedheritage.

On this day in 1974, the JCC Quartet, featuring Sheryl Khron, Judy Silverman, Paul Silverman, and Audrey Maxwell, took t...
05/09/2021

On this day in 1974, the JCC Quartet, featuring Sheryl Khron, Judy Silverman, Paul Silverman, and Audrey Maxwell, took the stage at the organization's annual meeting. Together, they shared the lovely sounds of their string intruments and music with the audience.

All month long, we will be celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month by sharing objects in our collection from past dates in May as we highlight #oursharedheritage.

On this day in 1974, the JCC Quartet, featuring Sheryl Khron, Judy Silverman, Paul Silverman, and Audrey Maxwell, took the stage at the organization's annual meeting. Together, they shared the lovely sounds of their string intruments and music with the audience.

All month long, we will be celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month by sharing objects in our collection from past dates in May as we highlight #oursharedheritage.

Pioneer Women, the Labor Zionist women's organization in the United States, was founded in 1925 to help establish women’...
05/07/2021

Pioneer Women, the Labor Zionist women's organization in the United States, was founded in 1925 to help establish women’s cooperatives in then-Palestine through American philanthropy. This banquet at the Mayflower Hotel on May 7, 1961, coincided with the "Bar Mitzvah" 13th year of the young State of Israel and an expanded role for Pioneer Women across a range of cultural, political and educational efforts.

All month long, we will be celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month by sharing objects in our collection from past dates in May as we highlight #oursharedheritage.

Pioneer Women, the Labor Zionist women's organization in the United States, was founded in 1925 to help establish women’s cooperatives in then-Palestine through American philanthropy. This banquet at the Mayflower Hotel on May 7, 1961, coincided with the "Bar Mitzvah" 13th year of the young State of Israel and an expanded role for Pioneer Women across a range of cultural, political and educational efforts.

All month long, we will be celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month by sharing objects in our collection from past dates in May as we highlight #oursharedheritage.

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I am reaching out to the Jewish Communities to help me fight RACISM. The Jewish people have experienced a great deal of racism all over the world. For centuries the Jewish people have been hated and discriminated against for no other reason than for their belief in God. I am sure, like me, that you are against all racism upon God’s sacred earth. I am asking you to help me reach out to the media to stop blatant racism against our fellow Native Americans. Every football season, Native Americans are discriminated with hatred against them in the newspapers, radio, television, and internet. The media openly display this racism without any concern, unlike the way they respect Black people. The Dictionary will tell you that the N-word and Redskin are equal racist offensive slurs against a minority. However, the word Redskin is much worse. When America was paying bounties for the dead bodies of Native Americans to remove them, so they could take their land. The first posters said the word Indian bodies and told how much was to be paid for the body of a man, woman, or child. The Church spoke out against this, not against the killing of Native Americans, but the word body being used. They felt it was too similar to the Body of Christ. Since they saw Native Americans as being animals, not human, the same way they saw black people who were their slaves. They had the word body removed. They decided that since these people are animals and not human that their dead bodies should be the same as animals. When you kill a deer and bring in its dead bloody carcass, we call it a deerskin. A bear, we call it a bearskin. So, from now on the bloody dead carcass of these animals will be called Redskin! I am writing to the Jewish communities in hope that you will use your voice to help fight this racism. I have tried contacting the media, but unfortunately to no avail. After finding out that over 60% of the media is own by Jewish people, I have decided to reach out to you. In hope that you will be able to persuade them to stop spreading this hatred all over the country through their media outlets. Gregory St. James Mundy