The Capital Jewish Museum is a historical society and a newly built museum in Washington, D.C., both of which focus on the history of Jewish life in America’s capital city and the surrounding metropolitan area. Artifacts in the museum’s collection include a lace collar worn by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; a notebook used by Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis; photographs of Jewish life in Washington; a banner carried by Jewish lobbyist Hyman Bookbinder at the 1963 March on Washington; a kippah (yarmulke) from a White House Hanukkah celebration; and items from local Jewish businesses and families, such as a bookstore sign and a wedding cup. As of this writing, the museum is scheduled to open on June 9, 2023.
— Capital Jewish Museum
Quote: “Almost 150 years after the region’s first purpose-built synagogue was dedicated, the Capital Jewish Museum figuratively and literally connects the story of Jewish Washington’s past, present, and future.”
— Esther Safran Foer, President
Photo: Capital Jewish Museum
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