As a member of Capital Jewish Museum, you are invited to be among the first to tour the museum before we open to the public! The new museum features three floors of exhibition galleries, a terrace with views of the Capitol, a lobby atrium, flexible education space, and the largest and best-known artifact – Washington's oldest purpose-built synagogue, which has been moved to its new location and restored.
The support of our Members has been instrumental in the making of this important Museum, and we are thrilled to finally share this experience with you!
The Museum’s inaugural exhibitions provide a rich, multifaceted portrait of Jewish life – past and present – in and around the nation’s capital and use Jewish values to explore social justice issues. The chronological history gallery features photographs, objects, maps, oral history quotations, and more to introduce the stories of Jewish Washington. The inaugural main exhibition, Connect. Reflect. Act. takes over the 2nd floor of the building with dramatic color, interactive features, and a plethora of historical and contemporary photography. In this gallery, one highlight is a giant interactive map table. Visitors can visualize the growth and movement of the Jewish community over the decades, and also look up Jewish owned businesses, synagogues, and organizations to locate them on the oversized map.
We hope you will join us to view our permanent exhibitions, as well as our inaugural special exhibition, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg , organized and circulated by the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles. Tickets are free, but advance registration is required.
Special Member Preview Dates
Sunday, June 4th, 11:00 - 5:00 pm, timed tickets on the 1/2 hour
Wednesday, June 7th, 11:00 - 5:00 pm, timed tickets on the 1/2 hour
Enter the Member Code on the front of your digital Membership card to register for this free event. Members can book up to four tickets per transaction and are welcome to attend both dates.
The Capital Jewish Museum explores the Jewish experience in the national capital region and inspires visitors to connect, reflect, and act—connect personally and collectively, reflect on the relevance of the past to today, and act on behalf of their communities and values. With its experimental spirit, the Museum connects the past to the present through thought-provoking exhibitions, dynamic programming, and creative public experiences. The Community Action Lab invites visitors to engage through hands on-activities, resources, workshops, games, and more.
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