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Claire Uziel, JHSGW

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Claire Uziel, JHSGWClaire Uziel has been the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington’s Assistant Archivist since 2005. When she’s not taking care of the community’s history, she takes care of the Society’s website. Claire grew up eating from Ashkenazi and Sephardic traditions and is grateful for an extended family that loves to cook.

Serving the Troops

by Claire Uziel, JHSGW

Serving the Troops

Harry Slavitt was an unabashed admirer of the military. When he opened a liquor store in1932 at 509 Seventh Street SW, the Army War College (at the Washington Barracks) and Army Industrial College (where Fort McNair now stands) were within walking distance. Fort Myer was just across the Potomac River. In 1943, he left the

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On the Family Seder Table

by Claire Uziel, JHSGW

On the Family Seder Table

Each of us has a favorite object, filled with memories, that appears annually on our family seder table. Maybe it’s the hand-sewn matzah cover brought from Russia or the hand-colored one you made in Sunday School. On the Barkin family’s table, this unique egg-shaped saltwater bowl caught everyone’s eye. Cantor Jacob Barkin, his wife Mildred

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