A project of the Washington State Jewish Historical Society

Join us on our journey through our state’s Jewish history. From the very beginning, the Jews of Washington State have built the vibrant community you see today.

Passport to Washington

Stamp your Passport to Washington!

Washington State’s rich Jewish history was created because nearly every one of us came from someplace else. Here are but a few of those stories.

From the archival collection

The Washington Jewish Museum Archival Collection showcases individual artifacts that have been donated to the Washington State Jewish Historical Society.

Brandeis doll

This month’s collection highlights the WSJHS Dolls for Democracy exhibit.

See more items in the Washington Jewish Museum Collection. >

Milestone Events

Who's Who Making History

Every day, people in our community make a difference. Meet our superstars!

Passport to WashingtonWhen did your family arrive in Washington? The Passport to Washington project collects histories of our Jewish community, whether you arrived last year or last century.


Tell us your story

A Timeline of Our History

Recorded Histories

The Washington Jewish Museum collects oral and video histories for public and family records.
Learn More About Recording Your History

This Week's Recipe

What family recipes have been handed down through your family?
Share your recipes here!