Book your hotel room





You may now book a room at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC by calling 877-866-3070 or using this link:

Book your hotel room

If making the reservation by telephone, be sure to reference the "Council of American Jewish Museums Annual Meeting" block of rooms in order to receive the group rate of $169 (single or double occupancy).

Cut-off date for booking the special hotel rate: Tuesday, February 6, 2018


Washington, DC in 2018

CAJM's forthcoming conference, "Responsibility and Empowerment: A Civic Role For Jewish Museums," will convene in the nation's capital from February 25-28, 2018.

Washington, DCMuseums have long been part of civic life, the public square, and society at large. Today, our museums face key questions about their roles and responsibilities. How and when should we discuss current events? How can we draw on Jewish history to inform the present? What does bravery look like in a museum, and when is risk unnecessary? What are our ultimate responsibilities—as public centers, Jewish institutions, and keepers of history?

The 2018 CAJM conference will bring us to Washington, DC - the nation's capital and home to museums that explore national narratives from different vantage points.  Program Chairs Marsha Semmel, Zachary Levine, and Juliana Ochs Dweck have developed our program on "Responsibility and Empowerment" - which will engage colleagues in conversations about our institutions' responsibilities, challenges, and opportunities, as well as ways to empower audiences through our work.

The vast museum resources of DC are certain to make this a rich and meaningful conference. Register now to join us!

Mark your calendars for February 25-27, 2018, and check back here and in CAJM communications for further program details.

to our conference supporters and partners

The David Berg Foundation
Gallagher & Associates
Albert & Lillian Small Foundation
Rabbi Robert & Virginia Bayer Hirt
National Building Museum
The Wilson Center
American Alliance of Museums
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
Rina Scott Cowan