Jewish Routes | Washington, DC

In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, Moment magazine recounts the Jewish community’s impact on the nation’s capitol: “Jews have had a major presence in Washington, DC, ever since young land speculator Isaac Polock arrived in 1795 and built six stately homes along present-day Pennsylvania Avenue in Foggy Bottom. … By the 1990s, Jews were among the vanguard changing Washington from a sleepy, provincial town to a cosmopolitan metropolis with a revitalized downtown and a rich array of neighborhoods with distinct characters and innumerable options for great food and culture.”

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