Friday, May 3, 2013

USA: Tours of Jewish Washington, DC and Arlington National Cemetery

Washington, DC. Former Cong. Ohev Sholom. Photo: Samuel D. Gruber 2007

USA: Tours of Jewish Washington, DC and Arlington National Cemetery

The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington offer two tours to discover Jewish DC. om May 5th and May 19th.

Jewish Sites in Arlington National Cemetery
Sunday, May 5
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Only a few spots left!
Advance registration and payment required before Friday at 5 p.m. for this tour; no walk-up registrations will be accepted.

Tour sites related to Jewish history and military heroes, including the Confederate Memorial by Sir Moses Ezekiel (pictured) and the new Jewish Chaplains Memorial. Led by JHSGW volunteers Les Bergen, Paul Frommer, and Ernie Marcus.

Arlington National Cemetery. Confederate Monument, dtl.  Moses Ezekial, sculptor. Photo:courtesy ISJM.
Distance: 1.5 miles (includes uphill)  

Meet at the Visitors Center at the entrance facing the parking area. Directions  

$15/JHSGW members; $20/non-members 
RSVP online (preferred), or call (202) 789-0900. All major credit cards are accepted. 

Downtown Jewish Washington 
Sunday, May 19
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

Learn what Jewish life and worship was like in the historic Seventh Street, NW, neighborhood from 1850 to 1950. Includes four former synagogues. 
Start: Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum
701 Third Street, NW (at G Street), Washington, D.C.
End: former home of Washington Hebrew Congregation, 816 Eighth Street, NW (between H and I Streets), Washington, D.C.

 Washington, DC. Former Washington Hebrew Cong., 2nd bldg. 816 8th St (1898) Photo: Samuel D. Gruber 2001

In partnership with the Foundation for Jewish StudiesJewish Study Center, and the Jewish Museum of Maryland.

$15/JHSGW members; $20/non-members

RSVP online (preferred), or (202) 789-0900. All major credit cards are accepted.