Thursday, June 9 2016
Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum
These awards recognize individuals or entities that have helped preserve a significant resource related to Jewish heritage in the Washington, D.C. region. This new award is named for Evelyn Greenberg, a founding member of JHS who was instrumental in re-discovering and saving our historic synagogue. As you may know, in 1969, with the help of D.C. and Federal government leaders, Ms. Greenberg and other Society leaders arranged to move the building from 6th & G streets, NW, to 3rd & G streets, NW, to save it from the wrecker's ball.
This year's awardees are:
Kent Boese: ANC 1A Commissioner (Columbia Heights/Park View) and Park View DC blogger successfully nominated the old Hebrew Home on Spring Road to the D.C. Inventory of Historic Sites. He subsequently was able to add the Hebrew Home to the National Register of Historic Places.
BlackRock Holdings: Real estate developers who helped us save original segments of Washington's only known synagogue mural - in the former Shomrei Shabbos synagogue located 415 M Street - before converting the building to condominiums.
This will likely be the last program held in the sanctuary before the synagogue is closed in July to prepare for the move to its interim location required by progress on the Capitol Crossing development.
Organized by: Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington