Washington, DC: Lincoln and American Jews, Dec. 13

Professor Anne Rubin, a Civil War expert at the University of Maryland, will present “Father Abraham and the Children of Israel: Lincoln and American Jews” at the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington meeting on Sunday, December 13.

The joint program – with the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington (JHSGW) – will begin at 12.15pm, at the Beth El Hebrew Congregation in Alexandria, Virginia.

Prior to the main program, there will be tours of the JHSGW exhibit, Jews of DC, which focuses on local Jews during the Civil War.

One of the most important events in our nation’s history, the Civil War forever altered American life. Washington and Alexandria were sites of intense activity. This new, original exhibition tells stories of Jewish life in Civil-War Washington and across the river in Alexandria. Mounted as part of national celebrations of Lincoln’s bicentennial in 2009, this exhibition includes images from JHSGW collections, supplemented by photographs from the Library of Congress and other local repositories.

Admission: JGSGW/JHSGW members, free; others, $5.

For more information see the JGSGW website.

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