Past News And Special Announcements
National Museum of American Jewish Military History Monday, November 11 – Veterans Day
"Dear Mom and Dad: A Celebration of the Life and Service of Sergeant Herbert Rosencrans"
A Theatrical reading by Catherine Ladnier and Haya Leah Molnar
2:00pm-3:30pm Admission is Free RSVP's suggested. Lite refreshments served. For more information click here.
Fall Noontime Notes
Fall Noontime Notes
Film, Lecture and Tour Series:
American Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration
Every Wednesday from September 18-Ocotber 30
BRING YOUR LUNCH – cookies and tea provided
Admission is Free
September 18: Manassas (Bull Run) Guest speaker Sam Smith, Education Manager of the Civil War Trust
"After viewing the first film on the Battles of Manassas from the "Battlefields of the Civil War" collection, bright, enthusiastic speaker Sam Smith discussed the historical "gems" of the less "popular" battles of that time period. He ended todays lecture with the audience wanting more. On Wednesday September 25, Sam will again take us on a journey through the Battle of Fredericksburg. His genuine infatuation with history is infectious!"
September 25: Fredericksburg. Guest Speaker Sam Smith, Education Manager of the Civil War Trust
October 2: Antietam. Guest Speaker Historian/Reenactor Roy L. Hodges
October 9: Gettysburg. Guest Speaker Historian/Reenactor Roy L. Hodges
October 16: Chancellorsville. Guest Speaker TBA
October 23: Wilderness and Spotsylvania. Guest Speaker TBA
October 30: Appomattox. Guest Speaker TBA
Guided tours of our museum exhibits including the Hall of Heroes: American Jewish Recipients of the Medal of Honor. Featured are the Jewish Civil War Medal of Honor recipients Abraham Cohn, Benjamin Levy, David Urbansky and Leopold Karpeles.
Dinner/Memorial Service at the Historic 6th and I Synagogue in Washington DC
A Carlebach-inspired service honoring the Jewish fallen heroes of Iraq and Afghanistan will be held on May 24, led by Chazzan Larry Paul and musician Robyn Helzner at the Historic 6th and I Synagogue in Washington DC. Museum President Norman Rosenshein will give opening remarks. During the service, the names of the more than 40 fallen heroes will be read in solemn remembrance and prayer. Followed by dinner and Shabbat singing. Family members of the Fallen Heroes will be our special guests. To r.s.v.p. click here. For more information contact Mary Westley at (202) 265 6280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk
On Saturday June 1, 2013 10am-4pm and Sunday June 2, 2013 1pm-5pm stretch your legs and your mind during the 30th Annual Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk (June 1 and 2, 2013). Nine diverse museums will open their doors free of charge for this weekend long celebration in one of Washington, D.C.'s most beautiful neighborhoods. For more information click here
Jewish Study Center classes – Spring Semester 2013
The Jewish Study Center
of Washington, DC will be holding Spring Semester classes at NMAJMH on Tuesday Evenings.
This semester's classes include:
Challah Baking 101
April 9, 6:30-8:00pm
Birthright Citizenship and Jewish Belonging
April 9, 6:30-8:00pm
Panel: Intellectual Property Rights and Jewish Law
April 30, 7:00-8:15pm
Sunday, June 2, 1:00-5:00pm
Origins of Jewish Food
June 11, 7:00-8:15pm
Community Partnership - Film Viewing
As a partner with the DCJCC we invite you to a viewing of Cast a Giant Shadow, the popular epic film dramatizing Israel's heroic 1947-48 struggle for independence. Featuring Kirk Douglas as the WWII hero and Jewish American Mickey Marcus. April 29, 7:30 pm DCJCC
Click here for more info.
Part fact, part fiction, Cast a Giant Shadow powerfully dramatizes Israel's heroic 1947-48 struggle for independence. Both realistic war story and passionate romance, it features an all-star cast, including Kirk Douglas, Senta Berger and Angie Dickinson, as well as Yul Brynner, John Wayne and Frank Sinatra in notable supporting roles. After a brilliant career with the U.S. army, WWII hero and Jewish American Mickey Marcus (Douglas) is called to the new state of Israel to build an army capable of withstanding its Arab foes. Against the wishes of his wife (Dickinson), Mickey makes the journey and begins transforming a rag-tag underground army into a first-class fighting machine. But as the threat of war looms, Mickey must also confront his growing attraction to beautiful activist Magda Simon (Berger).
Putting a New Light On an Old Tradition December 13, 2013
2nd annual event was a big hit with 80+ attendees. We thank all who shared with us this special time. Sponsored by NMAJMH, Jewish War Veterans and the Jewish Study Center
Lecture and book signing for Holocaust survivor December 16, 2013
Estelle LaughlinAuthor of a new book Transcending Darkness - A Girl's Journey out of the Holocaust. Sponsored by NMAJMH, Jewish War Veterans Post 692 and 3GDC.
WWII Veteran and Camp Liberator Arthur Seltzer captivates an audience of the young and older on November 8th Event co-hosted by 3GDC.