A Jewish Museum for the Nation's Capital

In 1969, people walking along the streets in Washington DC saw something unusual – an entire building being moved.  Targeted for demolition to make way for new construction, the oldest synagogue in the city was rescued by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, which literally picked up the building and moved it three blocks out of harms’ way.

And now this historic synagogue is being moved once again, to a new location where it will become the cornerstone of the Lillian and Albert Small Capital Jewish Museum – the only museum to focus on the Jewish Community and its impact on our nation’s capital, in politics and in culture, and thereby the nation.

These videos, produced with the Capital Jewish Museum (formerly the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington) show the exciting plans in store for this new museum, which will connect to the community and serve as a gateway to learn about Jewish life and culture in Washington DC.