Events


  • Thursday, March 2, 2017 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Raoul Wallenberg Dinner

    Location: Nordic Heritage Museum - 3014 NW 67th St, Seattle
    Description: On behalf of the Nordic Heritage Museum, we invite you to a dinner honoring the memory of Raoul Wallenberg, Mr. Wallenberg was a Swedish diplomat who intervened to save thousands of Jews from deportation to Nazi concentration camps.

    The event will feature guest speaker Ruth Jacoby, former Swedish Ambassador to Germany and Italy. Ambassador Jacoby has also worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Stockholm and as the Executive Director of many global corporations.

    The Washington State Jewish Historical Society is a proud partner of the
    Nordic Heritage Museum and the Raoul Wallenberg dinner.

    Contact Information:
    Nordic Heritage Museum
    (206) 789-5707
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    History Happy Hour featuring Roger Daniels

    Location: WSJHS Exhibit Gallery, Lower Queen Anne
    Description: Join us for the next History Happy Hour on March 7th in the WSJHS exhibit gallery featuring a talk by historian Roger Daniels.
    Refreshments will be provided. RSVP required for admittance. $5 for WSJHS members, $10 non-members

    More information about the speaker:
    Historian Roger Daniels is the Charles Phelps Taft Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Cincinnati. Professor Daniels' career as a teacher and writer has focused on Asian American and US immigration and political history. He is a respected author of 19 books and over 100 peer-reviewed articles on immigration history, the Japanese Americans during World War II, and on American politics. He served as a consultant to the Presidential Commission on the Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians and is a planning committee member for the immigration museum on Ellis Island.

    Shortly after his retirement, Daniels moved to Bellevue, Washington, which reunited three generations of his family. He continues to research, write, consult, and lecture.
    Contact Information:
    Jessica Hyde, Engagement Manager
    206-774-2277
  • Sunday, March 26, 2017 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    Curated tour of the Cascadia Art Museum

    Location: Cascadia Art Museum, 190 Sunset Ave. #E, Edmonds, WA 98020
    Description: Join the WSJHS for a tour of Cascadia Art Museum's newest exhibit, "Northwest Social Realism and the American Scene: 1930-1950." Curator David Martin will showcase the exhibit that features Abe Blashko and Irwin Caplan, two Jewish artists that produced amazing artwork in Seattle during the 1930s and 1940s. This work is rarely exhibited so this will be a unique opportunity.

    Space is limited. RSVP now to secure your place at this fantastic event!

    About the curator:
    David F. Martin is co-owner of Martin-Zambito Fine Art in Seattle, WA and is an independent arts researcher, writer, curator and historian who has documented the art history of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest since 1986 as well as Western New York State since 1981. He is the leading authority on early Washington State art and artist’s. Many of the artists he has chosen to focus on are women, Japanese Americans , Gay & Lesbian and other minorities who had established national and international reputations during the period 1890-1960.

    He is former Program Director for the American Art Council at the Seattle Art Museum. For three years he served as regional President of the Northwest Chapter of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. He is the author of several award-winning regional catalogues and contributes essays and catalogue entries for national and international publications on painting, printmaking and photography.
    Contact Information:
    Jessica Hyde, Engagement Manager
    206-774-2277
  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    History Happy Hour featuring Junius Rochester

    Location: WSJHS Exhibit Gallery, Lower Queen Anne
    Description: Join us for the next History Happy Hour on March 7th in the WSJHS exhibit gallery featuring a talk by historian Junius Rochester.
    Refreshments will be provided. RSVP required for admittance. $5 for WSJHS members, $10 non-members

    More information about the speaker:
    Junius Rochester, a lifelong resident of Seattle, is a historian with special expertise in the Pacific Northwest. He earned a B.A. from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington and took graduate courses at the University of Washington, Seattle, and American University, Washington, D.C. and is a graduate of Harvard Business School, Boston. He is the author of nine books and has written hundreds of articles for regional and national publications. Junius was the Regional Historian at KUOW-FM, the Pacific Northwest's National Public Radio affiliate. Many of his historical essays can be found on HistoryLink.org, an Internet encyclopedia where he has acted as senior editor and writer for twelve years. In 1995, Junius was given a Project Award by the Association of King County (Seattle) Historical Organizations and the King County Landmarks and Heritage Commission. In 2006, he received an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH).
    Contact Information:
    Jessica Hyde, Engagement Manager
    206-774-2277
  • Sunday, November 5, 2017
    Location: WSJHS Offices, Lower Queen Anne
    Description: Please join us in celebrating our accomplishments over the past year, sharing our vision for the Society and electing a new Board of Directors.

    The Washington State Jewish Historical Society invites you to the 2017 annual Meeting on Sunday, November 5th, time TBA. The Stan Tobin Lecture series featured speaker will be local historian and author Deb Freedman. The meeting will include board nominations and elections and the Meta Buttnick Award presentation.
    This form will not be available until September 1, 2017 12:00 am PDT.
    Contact Information:
    Jessica Hyde
    (206) 774-2277