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COUNT ME IN! : RICHMOND’S JEWS RESPOND TO WORLD WAR I

With the country at war, Richmond answered the call. There were 234 Jewish men from the area who served in our armed forces. The community contributed both time and money to the war effort. This exhibit honors the Richmond Jewish...Read more...

COMMONWEALTH AND COMMUNITY : THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE IN VIRGINIA

The history of the Jews of Virginia is detailed in this comprehensive exhibition. It begins with the Jews who accompanied Sir Walter Raleigh on his expeditions, and follows the stories of Jews who lived in Virginia...Read more...

THAT YOU’LL REMEMBER ME: JEWISH VOICES OF THE CIVIL WAR

This exhibition tells the story of the Richmond Jewish experience during the American Civil War.

“There may perhaps in such a scene some recollection be, In such a moment I but ask that you’ll remember me.” In...Read more...

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CURTAIN: SOVIET JEWS CREATE NEW LIVES IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

Beginning in the late 1970’s, and continuing from the late 1980’s through 2001, the Richmond Jewish community united to help Jews from the former Soviet Union adjust to their new lives in America. A broad coalition of organizations,...Read more...

THE ENTERTAINING MRS. CALISCH

This mini-exhibition focuses on the extraordinary career of Edith Lindeman Calisch. From the 1940’s through the 1960’s she was a wife and mother, the drama and movie critic for the Richmond newspapers and , in her spare time, the...Read more...

ANSWERING THE CALL

Prayer, Patriotism, Service & Sacrifice


With a history of devotion to freedom, Jewish Richmonders responded to times of crisis with prayer and a patriotic spirit, knowing they would be called to serve and to...Read more...

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