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From Swastika to Jim Crow reveals the little-known story of German refugee scholars who were expelled from their homeland by the Nazis and found new lives at the historically Black colleges in the American South. The Humanities Council funded this…

This walking tour brochure, created by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, maps 10 historical sites along the H Street corridor in northeast Washington. The guide also provides a historical timeline covering developments in the…

This video, narrated by Jenna Weissman Joselit, describes the history of the original Adas Israel Synagogue, its rediscovery, and its preservation.

This oral history project documents women who have made significant contributions to film in Washington, DC during the period between 1980 and 2010.

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Aviva Kempner shares some memories of her work on pieces such as:…

In 2009, the Jewish Historical Society of Washington, DC held a panel discussion with noted scholars of Jewish History to develop an interpretive plan for the preservation and interpretation of the historic 1876 Adas Israel Synagogue. The building…

A Capital Community explores the economic and social adjustments of Jews who moved from urban areas into the largely rural life style of pre-World War II Washington. The film also highlights their preservation of a distinctive religious and cultural…

This documentary film tells the story of baseball hall-of-famer Hank Greenberg through archival film footage and interviews his former teammates, friends, family, and fans. As a first baseman with the Detroit Tigers, Greenberg endured anti-semitism…

From Swastika to Jim Crow reveals the little-known story of German refugee scholars who were expelled from their homeland by the Nazis and found new lives at the historically Black colleges in the American South.

The Humanities Council funded a…

A panel of Humanities Scholars including Leasa Ferrar Fortune, Cathryn Harding, Ori Z. Soltes, with choreographer Liz Lerman, discuss Lerman's Shehechianu project. Shehechianu is a Jewish blessing spoken at special occasions, and the Dance project…

Tzedakah highlights the prominent role Jewish women have played in the humanitarian history of Washington, DC. Their tradition of community service was based on the Jewish religious principle of Tzedakah - an obligation to help others, and was…
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